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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
October 21, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Oliver Masakure

Associate Professor, Business Technology Management/Human Rights and Human Diversity; Former director, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5704

Office Location: SCJ 302

Academic Background
Ph.D Agricultural Economics

Oliver Masakure is Associate Professor in the Business Technology Management and Human Rights/Human Diversity programs. His research interests are: development economics, health economics and labor economics.


Masakure O. (2013) Education Inequality and Economic Development in Eastern and Southern Africa. In E. Shizha and A. Abdi (eds) Indigenous Discourses and Knowledge in Africa.  Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Inwood, K and O. Masakure.(2013) Poverty and Physical Well-being among the Coloured Population in South Africa.  Economic History of the Developing Regions 28(2),56-82.

Henson, S., S, Jaffee, and O. Masakure. (2013). The Participation of Smallholder Farmers in High-Value Exports Markets Governed by Standards: The Role of Exporter Procurement Practices. In J.C. Beghin (ed). Non Tariff Measures with Market Imperfections: Trade and Welfare Implications.  Frontiers of Economics and Globalization Series, Emerald Press.

Masakure, O. Education and Entrepreneurship in Canada: Evidence from (Repeated) Cross-sectional Data. R&R  Education Economics.

Masakure, O. (2012). An Empirical Test of Lazear's leadership theory using evidence from Ghana, Applied Economics Letters 19(1), 79-82.

Cranfield, J., S. Henson and O. Masakure. (2011). Factors Affecting the Extent to which Consumers Incorporate  Functional Foods into their Diets, Journal of Agricultural Economics, 62(2), 375-392.

Henson, S., O.Masakure and J. Cranfield. (2011). Do Fresh Produce Exporters in sub-Saharan Africa benefit from GlobalGAP Certication? World Development, 39(3),375-386.

Field, S., O. Masakure and S. Henson. (2010). Rethinking localization-a low income country perspective: the case of Asian Vegetables in Ghana. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 3, 261-277.

Cranfield, J.L., S. Henson and J. Northey and O. Masakure. (2010). An assessment of consumer preference for Fair Trade coffee in Toronto and Vancouver. Agribusiness: An International Journal, 22(2), 307-325.

Masakure, O., J.L. Cranfield and S. Henson. (2009). Factors Affecting the Incidence and Intensity of Standards Certification Evidence from Exporting Firms in Pakistan. Applied Economics 1-15iFirst.

Masakure, O., J.L. Cranfield and S. Henson. (2009). The financial performance of non-farm micro-enterprises in Ghana: A resource Based View. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 16(3), 466-484.

Masakure, O., S. Henson and J.L. Cranfield. (2009). Standards and Export Performance in Developing Countries: Evidence from Pakistan. Journal of International Trade and Economic Development 18(3), 395-419.