Professor of Economics
111 Simon Center
(610) 330-5302


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Member of the Policy Studies Faculty Advisory Committee

Special Interests: Land policy in Africa, economic development, urban economics and public policy, real estate and international business.

In addition to an exemplary record of scholarship and consulting services, has published two books on Privatization and Investment in Africa (New York: Praeger, 1992), and Valuation Procedures and Practice in Tanzania (Gainesville, Florida: Tropical Research and Development, 1994).

Dr. Ahene is a Staff Consultant for the World Bank and has served continuously as a Land Policy Advisor to several governments in Africa since 1994.