Prof Meshach Aziakpono is a Professor of Development Finance at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) and was Programme Head of Development Finance from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining the USB in 2010, he was an Associate Professor at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. Prof Aziakpono teaches Issues in Banking and Finance, Quantitative Methods, Research Methodology, and Financial Econometrics at the masters level, whilst also teaching Advance Research Techniques in the Ph.D. in Development Finance program. Prof Aziakpono’s research focus is economic and financial integration, financial sector development in Africa, development finance, economic and financial modeling, and applied econometrics. Prof Aziakpono holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Free State, South Africa.