Assoc Prof Abdul Latif Alhassan
Abdul Latif Alhassan (PhD) is an associate professor in development and insurance finance at the Development Finance Centre (DEFIC), UCT GSB. He teaches research methodology and banking and finance in emerging markets courses on the Master of Commerce and Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance programmes respectively. He is the Head of Minor Dissertation for students during the research year of the programme. Within the UCT GSB, he chairs the Postgraduate Committee (PGC) and is a member of the University Panel on Responsible Investments (UPRI) and the Board for Graduate Studies (BfGS).
Alhassan has published 29 peer reviewed journal articles (end of 2020) on the industrial organisation of the financial services industry covering firm behaviour (performance, efficiency, competition, and stability), operational and regulatory environment in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and Mauritius, and efficiency and financial sustainability of farmer cooperatives in Eswatini. He is an ad hoc referee for several international journals, and external examiner for masters and Ph.D. theses in and outside South Africa.
Alhassan previously managed a capacity building programme on farmer-based organisations, selected African countries for the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA), and has consulting experience in studies on informal cross-border trade and the enabling youth employment index in Africa for the Afreximbank and the African Development bank.