Emmanuel Orkoh is an Applied Development Economist whose research focuses on welfare and distributional impact of trade, health and labour market policies and digital development in Africa and other developing countries. He has publications on gender aspect of trade liberalization and integration, digital trade, internal mobility and labour market outcomes, and intra-household resource allocation. He has worked on a number of research projects for national and international institutions such as the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Ghana Statistical Service (GSS).
He has also contributed to the establishment of a university-based data centre (Centre for Data Archiving, Analysis and Advocacy (C-DAMAA)) at the School of Economics of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. From 2019 to September 2023, Emmanuel worked as Finance and Administrative Associate at the Headquarters of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, and as Extra Ordinary Research Scientist at the North-West University in South Africa. He is currently involved in a Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)-led transdisciplinary research project on climate hazards and migration in Madagascar.
He holds a PhD in Economics from the North-West University (NWU) and he is also a member of the African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium (AGRODEP), Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Virtual Institute and Pan-African Scientific Research Council (PASRC). He was a member of the 2018 cohort of the WTO's PhD Support Programme which promotes WTO-related research by doctoral students from developing countries.