Maurice Omane-Adjepong (Ph.D.) is currently a full-time Ass. Lecturer at the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Energy & Natural Resources (Sunyani, Ghana). He had his terminal degree at the Graduate School for Business Administration, University of The Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). His thesis analyzed the statistical properties of financial asset markets and their implications for emerging market economies. For instance, owing to the non-inflationary characteristics of virtual currencies, the thesis also studied the form of which central banks of emerging economies (especially, the BRICS) should adopt the new market, with a view to proffering policies or regulations for the best integration of virtual currencies that will spur economic growth in these economies.
Until joining UENR, he was a full-time lecturer at the Department of Economics and Statistics of Garden City University, Kumasi, Ghana. He also tutored professional courses (quantitative techniques, optimization techniques, etc.) as part-time lecturer at Career Spring Institute (Kumasi, Ghana). Maurice has strong background in Applied statistics and financial econometrics. His main research interest is on volatility modeling, market integration and forecasting, and application of statistics in financial economics. As a young academic, Maurice has to his credentials a number of peer-reviewed publications in ABS- and ISI-rated journals such as South African Journal of Economics; Applied Economics Letters; Chaos, Soliton & Fractals; Asia-Pacific Financial Markets; Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications; Research in International Business & Finance; Finance Research Letters; among others. Maurice has attended and presented aspects of his research findings in academic conferences in Ghana, South Africa, and the United States. He is currently working on a number of research topics including assessing the extent of the impact adduce by the novel coronavirus on the microstructure of financial markets.
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