Philip Akrofi Atitianti, Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow (China)

Philip Akrofi Atitianti is an economist holding a PhD in Economics from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China. He obtained his Master’s in Economics at Xiamen University in China.

He specializes in international financial flows, particularly examining the consequences of foreign aid and foreign direct investment inflows into Africa. Philip possesses substantial research experience in China-Africa relations. His primary research focus is on the impact of Chinese aid and foreign direct investments on the African economy and the living conditions of its citizens.

His works have been published in reputable academic journals, including the Journal of International Development, Africa Spectrum, and the Journal of African Business. His research findings have also been featured on notable platforms, such as the London School of Economics (LSE) blog.

As a pro-African researcher, he actively seeks to utilize his research to provide valuable insights for informing policies to optimize Africa’s global engagements. As an instructor and economic researcher, Philip contributes significantly to the scholarly discourse on Africa’s economic landscape and its interactions with the broader global economy.