Dr Alex Acheampong

Dr Alex Acheampong

Casual Academic

Newcastle Business School

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Alex Acheampong received his Bachelor of Education in Geography and Economics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and his PhD (Economics) from the University of Newcastle, Australia. Alex is an applied economist with teaching and research interest in applied econometrics, institutional economics, macroeconomics, development economics, energy economics, environmental economics, international economics and economic geography. Alex has published in leading academic journals such as Energy Economics, Journal of Policy Modeling, Journal of Cleaner Production and Science of Total Environment. Alex has served as reviewer for leading academic journals such as Energy Economics, Economic Modelling, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Environmental Management, Energy Policy, Public Choice, Papers in Regional Science, Resource Policy, Environmental and Resource Economics and Journal of Institutional Economics. Currently, Alex serves as topic editor for Sustainability, a journal published by MDPI. Alex has been serving as casual academic and research assistant at the Newcastle Business School since October, 2016.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours), University of Cape Coast Ghana

Keywords

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Development Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Institutional Economics
  • International Economics
  • International macroeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Sustainable Development

Languages

  • Akan (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
380199 Applied economics not elsewhere classified 70
440703 Economic development policy 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Awards

Award

Year Award
2020 Best HDR Published Journal Article Award
Faculty of Business and law, The University of Newcastle
2019 Best HDR Published Journal Article Award
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
2018 Best HDR Published Journal Article Award
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

Manuscript Reviews

Year Title Publication Type Publisher Description
2021 Topic Editor Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal (HERDC) Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Sustainability

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
ECON1001 Microeconomics for Business Decisions
Newcastle Business School - The University of Newcaslte
Tutor 2/1/2017 - 29/12/2017
ECON2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Newcastle Business School - The University of Newcaslte
Tutor 1/1/2019 - 31/12/2019
ECON1002 Macroeconomics in Global Economy
Newcastle Business School - The University of Newcaslte
Tutor 1/1/2021 - 23/6/2021
ECON2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Newcastle Business School - The University of Newcaslte
Tutor 1/1/2018 - 31/12/2018
ECON3003 Global Trade and Finance
Newcastle Business School - The University of Newcaslte
Course Coordinator and Lecturer 1/1/2020 - 31/12/2020
ECON1002 Macroeconomics in Global Economy
Newcastle Business School - The University of Newcaslte
Tutor 1/1/2020 - 31/12/2020
STAT1060 Business Decision Making
Newcastle Business School - The University of Newcaslte
Course Coordinator and Lecturer 1/1/2021 - 23/6/2021
ECON3003 Global Trade and Finance
Newcastle Business School - The University of Newcaslte
Course Coordinator and Lecturer 1/1/2021 - 23/6/2021
ECON1002 Macroeconomics in Global Economy
Newcastle Business School - The University of Newcaslte
Tutor 1/1/2019 - 31/12/2019
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Dzator J, Acheampong AO, Dzator M, 'Climate Change and Natural Disasters: Macroeconomic Performance and Sustainable Development', Economic Effects of Natural Disasters Theoretical Foundations, Methods, and Tools, Academic Press, London, UK 301-316 (2021)
Co-authors Janet Dzator
2020 Dzator J, Acheampong A, 'The Impact of Energy Innovation on Carbon Emission Mitigation: An Empirical Evidence from OECD Countries', Handbook of Environmental Materials Management, Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland 1-19 (2020) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-58538-3_213-1
Co-authors Janet Dzator
2020 Acheampong A, Boateng E, 'Supporting Environmental Decision Making Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Australia s Emissions', Applied Intelligent Decision Making in Machine Learning, CRC Press, Boca Raton (2020)
DOI 10.1201/9781003049548-9
Co-authors Emmanuel Boateng Uon
2020 Acheampong AO, Dzator J, 'Managing Environmental Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does Institutional Quality Matter?', Handbook of Environmental Materials Management, Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland 1-29 (2020) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-58538-3_215-1
Co-authors Janet Dzator
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Journal article (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Appiah-Otoo I, Acheampong AO, 'Does insurance sector development improve environmental quality? Evidence from BRICS', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, (2021)
DOI 10.1007/s11356-021-12760-w
2021 Acheampong AO, Dzator J, Shahbaz M, 'Empowering the powerless: Does access to energy improve income inequality?', Energy Economics, 105288-105288 (2021)
DOI 10.1016/j.eneco.2021.105288
Co-authors Janet Dzator
2021 Acheampong AO, Erdiaw-Kwasie MO, Abunyewah M, 'Does energy accessibility improve human development? Evidence from energy-poor regions', Energy Economics, 96 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.eneco.2021.105165
2020 Acheampong AO, Amponsah M, Boateng E, 'Does financial development mitigate carbon emissions? Evidence from heterogeneous financial economies', Energy Economics, 88 104768-104768 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.eneco.2020.104768
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Elliot Boateng, Mary Amponsah
2020 Adams S, Boateng E, Acheampong AO, 'Transport energy consumption and environmental quality: Does urbanization matter?', Science of the Total Environment, 744 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140617
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Elliot Boateng
2019 Acheampong AO, 'Modelling for insight: Does financial development improve environmental quality?', Energy Economics, 83 156-179 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.eneco.2019.06.025
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 34
2019 Adams S, Acheampong AO, 'Reducing carbon emissions: The role of renewable energy and democracy', Journal of Cleaner Production, 240 1-13 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118245
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 29
2019 Acheampong AO, Adams S, Boateng E, 'Do globalization and renewable energy contribute to carbon emissions mitigation in Sub-Saharan Africa?', Science of The Total Environment, 677 436-446 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.353
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 45
Co-authors Elliot Boateng
2019 Acheampong AO, Boateng EB, 'Modelling carbon emission intensity: Application of artificial neural network', Journal of Cleaner Production, 225 833-856 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.352
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Emmanuel Boateng Uon
2019 Bannor B E, Acheampong AO, 'Deploying artificial neural networks for modeling energy demand: international evidence', International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 14 285-315 (2019) [C1]

Purpose: This paper aims to use artificial neural networks to develop models for forecasting energy demand for Australia, China, France, India and the USA. Design/methodology/appr... [more]

Purpose: This paper aims to use artificial neural networks to develop models for forecasting energy demand for Australia, China, France, India and the USA. Design/methodology/approach: The study used quarterly data that span over the period of 1980Q1-2015Q4 to develop and validate the models. Eight input parameters were used for modeling the demand for energy. Hyperparameter optimization was performed to determine the ideal parameters for configuring each country┬┐s model. To ensure stable forecasts, a repeated evaluation approach was used. After several iterations, the optimal models for each country were selected based on predefined criteria. A multi-layer perceptron with a back-propagation algorithm was used for building each model. Findings: The results suggest that the validated models have developed high generalizing capabilities with insignificant forecasting deviations. The model for Australia, China, France, India and the USA attained high coefficients of determination of 0.981, 0.9837, 0.9425, 0.9137 and 0.9756, respectively. The results from the partial rank correlation coefficient further reveal that economic growth has the highest sensitivity weight on energy demand in Australia, France and the USA while industrialization has the highest sensitivity weight on energy demand in China. Trade openness has the highest sensitivity weight on energy demand in India. Originality/value: This study incorporates other variables such as financial development, foreign direct investment, trade openness, industrialization and urbanization, which are found to have an important effect on energy demand in the model to prevent underestimation of the actual energy demand. Sensitivity analysis is conducted to determine the most influential variables. The study further deploys the models for hands-on predictions of energy demand.

DOI 10.1108/IJESM-06-2019-0008
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Emmanuel Boateng Uon
2018 Acheampong A, 'Economic growth, CO2 emissions and energy consumption: What causes what and where?', ENERGY ECONOMICS, 74 677-692 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.eneco.2018.07.022
Citations Scopus - 132Web of Science - 111
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Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Acheampong A, Dzator J, Savage D, 'The Role of Economic Institutions in Electricity, Economic Growth And CO2 Emissions Nexus: International Evidence', San Francisco, California (2019)
Co-authors David Savage, Janet Dzator
2018 Dzator J, Dzator M, Amporfu E, Acheampong A, 'Understanding Maternal Health and Mortality: A Mediated Model of The Effects of Policies and Practices on the Intention to Promote Maternal Health', Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2018)
Co-authors Janet Dzator
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 11
Ghana 3
China 1
Germany 1
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Dr Alex Acheampong

Positions

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
College of Human and Social Futures

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

Email alex.acheampong@newcastle.edu.au

Office

Room Level 7
Building New Space
Location Newcastle city campus

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