Prof. Jones Odei Mensah
P.O.Box 71 Wits, 2050
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +277 817 81310
Current Position

Prof. Jones Odei Mensah is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand. He previously held a Postdoctoral Fellow position at the Wits Business School.

Jones' research interests include financial interconnectedness, particularly tail risk co-movement, systemic spillovers, market integration, and its implications for portfolio diversification. He has also worked on the dependence structure among emerging and advanced financial markets, fiscal sustainability, and the nexus between infrastructure and growth. His research articles have appeared in international peer-reviewed journals, including but not limited to, the Singapore Economic Review, Economic Modelling, Research in International Business and Finance, Japan and the World Economy, and the Journal of Property Investment and Finance. He has also authored a book chapter published by Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier.

Jones is the editor of the Ghanaian Journal of Economics and serves on other editorial boards, including the International Journal of Comparative Management and the Journal of African Political Economy and Development.

Jones received his bachelor's degree in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and he holds a Master's degree in economics and a Ph.D. in economics from the School of Business and Economics at the University of Brunei Darussalam.

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