Dr Johannes Wolfgang Fedderke is an economist and Professor in the School of International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University. His research uses mathematical and econometric modelling to examine the dynamics of economic activity and strategic behavior, with particular reference to the impact of institutions. He is the author of more than 80 peer reviewed journal publications, and over 100 peer reviewed publications. He has served as the Director of several research institutes, as well as Schools of Economics, and was the Founding President of the African Econometrics Society. He has held tenured positions in the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United States. His extensive policy work has been for the World Bank, the African Union, the League of Arab States, the South African Reserve Bank, the South African National Treasury, the Departments of Trade & Industry and Arts, Science & Technology, and the South African Parliament. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cambridge University.