Emerson Abraham Jackson BSc, MSc, PGCE

Emerson Abraham Jackson

Department of African Studies and Anthropology
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

PhD title: Assessment of Sustainable Livelihood Dynamics in Goderich [Sierra Leone]
Supervisor: Dr Reginald Cline-Cole
PhD African Studies [Sustainable Development]

Qualifications


  • BSc (Hon) Econs – Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone
  • MSc (Research Methods in the Social Science) - London South Bank University
  • PGCE (Further and Higher Education) - University of Sussex                    
  • Certificate in Applied Theology - University of Birmingham
  • PhD Candidate – Sustainable Livelihood Research (Expected completion date: 2021) - University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

In addition to the above qualifications, I have also gained various specialist certification training in the following areas:

  • Model-Based Monetary Policy Analysis and Forecasting (MPAFx) – IMF Institute
  • Econometrics – Panel Data Approach [West African Monetary Agency]
  • Financial Development and Financial Inclusion [IMF Institute]
  • Introduction to Financial Stability Function [Bank of England / DFID sponsorship]
  • Model building and Inflation Forecasting [Bank of England / DFID sponsorship]
  • Macro-econometric Forecasting [IMF Institute]
  • Financial Market Analysis [IMF Institute]
  • Debt Sustainability Analysis [MF Institute]
  • Macroeconomic Diagnostics [IMF Institute]
  • DSGE modelling for African Economies [AfDB Institute]
  • Financial Programming and Policies [IMF Institute]
  • Forests and Livelihoods in Developing Countries [Edex, University of British Columbia].

Research

My doctoral research topic, ‘Researching Livelihoods in Goderich Village, Sierra Leone’, is aimed at modelling historiological trends in livelihood dynamics and diversification. Goderich, a sub-urban rural community in the Western Area of Freetown has a long history as an important fishing centre, which attracted specialist fisherfolk, transporters and traders from elsewhere in the country and beyond for decades. In addition to fishing, communities in Goderich have diversified their livelihood activities, more so as a result of recent population increase and exposure to wide-range of livelihood assets [Financial, Physical, Natural, Human and Social Capital]. The expansion and need for diversified range of livelihoods have also given rise to a range of associated risks, such as the long-term sustainability of the natural environment resulting from activities like ‘sand-mining, stone-quarrying, deforestation and many more’. Equally, lesson learned from the experience of COVID-19 will also be explored as a way of understanding people’s approaches to planning for livelihood during time of unforeseen stresses or vulnerability.

Data collection process for the study will incorporate triangulation approach, otherwise referred to as mixed methods; the first of this, is a baseline survey (questionnaires) distributed to residents in the different locations comprising Goderich. The second, incorporating mixture of interviews and participant observation processes, is a follow-up of the baseline survey to those perceived as being highly vulnerable to natural environmental trends and shocks during the study duration period. It is hoped that the outcome will contribute meaningfully towards knowledge exploration on access to assets for exploring opportunities for diversified means of (sustained) livelihoods for residents in Goderich, while also addressing ways and means of mitigating long-term risks posed to the environment in general.

Other activities

  • Sustainable Livelihood Diversification - This is an area of particular interest to my doctoral research and it is geared towards assessing livelihood diversification of residents in the Goderich surrounding. In addition, I have also taken keen interest in addressing sustainable development discourses through engagement in the UN Encyclopedia SDG book project (see relevant section on book chapters); in this, I have addressed topical areas like Collective bargaining, Informal employment, Nurturing Career Development, Importance of the Public Service in achieving the SDGs, Market failure, Import Substitution Industrialization, A Revisit of Globalization amid COVID-19, Economics of Innovation and technological transformation, Deconstructing of the Sustainable Livelihood Framework, etc.
  • On-going development of "Structural Macroeconomic Models (namely Forecasting and Policy Analysis Systems [FPAS]) in support of long-term policy formulation in the West African Sub-region" - this is a multivariate model grounded on the principles of economic theory, more so the New Keynesian approach.
  • Inflation dynamics using Vector Autoregressive (VAR), Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) and Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) approaches: This is intended to address short and medium-term policy stance((s) in Sierra Leone by taking into consideration forecast outcomes and impulse response shocks on the system using macroeconomic variables like CPI, exchange rate, reserve money and many more.
  • Engagement in empirical studies involving the application of Panel Data Econometrics on the following topic: “Credit Risk of Banks in Sierra Leone”.

In addition to my academic and professional work engagements, I also strive to be part of a community of knowledge dissemination through active participation in peer review activities with the following journals: African Development Review, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, MDPI, Education and Information Technologies Journal, Journal of Economic Management and many more. I also contribute in other areas of academic scholarship, for example (Critical) Postmodern / Pluralistic Economic discourses and Guest Lectureship / Visiting Scholar role at the University of Sierra Leone.

Publications

BOOK/MONOGRAPH  

  • Jackson, E.A. (2020). Basic Research Methods: Student and Practitioner-Researcher Guide. LAP – Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-620-2-78724-6.
  • Jackson, E.A. (2020). Research Methodology in the Social Sciences: Perspectives on Sierra Leone (2nd ed.). LAP – Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN:  978-620-2-78726-0.

PEER REVIEW BOOK CHAPTERS IN EDITED SERIES

  • Jackson, E.A. (In Press). Deconstructing Sustainable Livelihood Framework (SLF) for Equitable Living in Crisis of Global Pandemic. In, In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Ozuyar, P.G., Wall, T. (ed.), Reduced Inequalities: Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development Goal, Springer Nature Publisher.
  • Jackson, E.A. and Jabbie, M (In Press). Import Substitution Industrialization (ISI): An approach to global economic sustainability. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P., Ozuyar, P.G. (ed.), Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development Goal, Springer Nature Publisher.
  • Jackson, E.A. (In Press). Fostering sustainable innovation through creative destruction theory, In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P., Ozuyar, P.G. (ed.) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham.   
  • Jackson, E.A., and Jabbie, M. (In Press). Exploring intersectionality through Artful critical qualitative methodologies. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Ozuyar, P.G., Wall, T. (ed.). Gender Equality: Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development Goal, Springer Nature Publisher.
  • Jackson, E.A. (2020). Economics of technology innovation for sustainable growth – Reference to Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region, In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P., Ozuyar, P.G. (ed.) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71059-4_128-1
  • Jackson, E.A. (2020). Collective bargaining agreements – A global discourse on decent sustainable living. In Walter L. Filho, et al. (ed.). Decent Work, and Economic Growth: Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development Goal, Springer Nature Publisher. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71058-7_6-2.
  • Jackson, E.A. (2020). Importance of the Public Service in achieving the UN SDGs. In Walter L. Filho, et al. (ed.). Decent Work and Economic Growth: Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development Goal, Springer Nature Publisher. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71058-7_20-2
  • Jackson, E.A. (2020). Emerging innovative thoughts on globalization amidst the contagion of COVID-19. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P., Ozuyar, P.G. (ed.), Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development Goal, Springer Nature Publisher. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71059-4_131-1.
  • Jackson, E.A. and Jackson. J. (2020). Global Perspectives on Gender Sensitivity and Economic Benefits. In Walters L, Filho et al (eds.). Gender Equality: Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development Goal, Springer Nature Publisher. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70060-1_61-1
  • Jackson, E.A., Jackson, E., and Jackson, H. (2020). Nurturing Career Development for Human Resource Sustainable Development. In Walter L. Filho et al (eds.). Decent Work and Economic Growth: Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development Goal, Springer Nature Publisher. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71058-7_2-1.
  • Jackson, E.A. (2020) Informal Employment. In Walter L. Filho et al (eds.). Decent Work and Economic Growth: Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development Goal, Springer Nature Publisher. https://10.1007/978-3-319-71058-7_15-1.
  • Jackson, E.A., Jabbie, M.N. (2019). Understanding Market Failure in the Developing Country Context (First Online). In, Wa617lter L. Filho (eds), Decent Work and Economic Growth: Encyclopaedia of Sustainable Development Goal, Springer Nature Publisher. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71058-7_44-1.     
  • Jackson, E.A. (2018). "MOODLE Platform: A Case of Flexible Corporate Learning in the Financial Sector in Sierra Leone", In M. Sinecen (eds.), Trends in E-learning, INTECH, USA. https://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.75617.

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS 

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES IN (APPLIED) ECONOMIC FIELD

  • Jabbie, M., Jackson, E.A. (In Press). On the Validity of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP): The Case of Sierra Leone, Journal of Advanced Studies in Finance..   
  • Jackson, E.A., Jabbie, M., Tamuke, E., and Ngombu, A. (2020). Adoption of Inflation Targeting in Sierra Leone: An Empirical Discourse. İktisat Politikası Araştırmaları Dergisi - Journal of Economic Policy Researches, Vol. 7(2): pp. 1-32. https://doi.org/10.26650/JEPR735604

PEER REVIEWED INTER-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PAPERS

WORKING PAPER DOCUMENT[S]

CONFERENCE PAPERS

 BOOK REVIEW(S)

SUBMITTED AND ON-GOING RESEARCH EFFORTS

  • Jabbie, M., and Jackson, E.A. (On-going). Empirical Determinants of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) Growth in Sierra Leone.
  • Jackson, E.A. and Tamuke, E. (On-going). Is there a J-Curve Effect in Sierra Leone: An Empirical Analysis with VECM.
  • Jackson, E.A. et. al. (On-going). Exploring opportunities for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Sierra Leone: An empirical investigation.
  • Jackson, E.A., et al. (On-going). Credit Risk and Bank Performance in Sierra Leone. An Empirical Panel Data Investigation.
  • Jackson, E.A. (On-going). Forecasting and Policy Analysis Systems (FPAS) Approach to Macroeconomic Policy Formulation in Sierra Leone.
  • Jackson, E.A. and Asongu, S.A. (On-going). The paradox of causal relationships: Education and growth in Sierra Leone.
  • Jackson, E.A. (On-going). Investigating Livelihood Diversification in Goderich: Determinants and Constraints from a Baseline Survey Intervention.
  • Jackson, E.A. (Under Review - Article). Pluralism as a recommended research practice for central banks in addressing welfare concerns on the experience of COVID-19.
  • Jackson, E.A. (Under Review – Book Chapter). Import Substitution Industrialisation [ISI] and Afrocentric Philosophy concepts as Model for Economic Prosperity in Africa.