Rexon holds a PhD in Finance and Market-Based Accounting from the University of Glasgow. His thesis was entitled 'Sarbanes Oxley Act, Insider Trading and Earnings Management' where he used the S&P 500 Firms to analyse how insiders trade and manage earnings prior to and after the introduction of SARBOX. He is a passionate Africa-focused financier, businessman and academic and currently works at UWTSD London.
Rexon’s primary research interest is in Finance and Development Economics using predominantly econometric techniques with a focus on Africa. He currently supervises several doctoral students from diverse cultures and countries and teaches across a wide range of business areas. Prior to his most recent academic engagement, he worked for a decade as a banker.
British Accounting and Finance Association.
Rexon has taught across a wide range of business areas and during different academic terms, he has been a module leader for different modules that includes Accounting fundamentals, Management accounting, Banking financial management and financial markets, Global business environment, Project Management, Developing emotional intelligence in the workplace, etc and have taught courses at both undergraduate, MBA and Doctoral levels.
His main research publications and interests which are predominantly around finance and economic development issues are focused on influencing public policies. Rexon has also developed work on sustainable development and green growth strategies and its impact on economic development, banking and financial market regulations, development economics with a predominant focus on African economies.
Enterprise, Commercial & Consultancy Activities
Rexon currently works for the African Development Bank as a macroeconomic policy consultant. He recently worked as part of the team that were tasked to assess country capacities in designing and implementing appropriate policies and institutional reforms as part of the banks Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) report.
He was one of the lead reviewers that was tasked to assess recently adopted tax reforms and tax administration policies and also social reforms for 54 African countries. Prior to his most recent academic engagement, Rexon had over 10 years’ experience working as a compliance and audit consultant in banking and financial services across a wide range of projects for major global banks and for a big four consultancy.
- Market Power and Cost Efficiency in the African Banking Industry, Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 47 No. 6, pp. 1247-1264. https://doi.org/10.1108/JES-04-2019-0166 with Simplice A. Asongu (University of South Africa, Pretoria) and Joseph Nnanna (The Development Bank of Nigeria).
- A bad turn deserves another: linkages between terrorism, capital flight and industrialisation, (accepted for publication and in press at the International Journal of Public Administration) with Simplice A. Asongu (University of South Africa, Pretoria) and Joseph Nnanna (The Development Bank of Nigeria).
- Inequality, Information Technology and Inclusive Education in Sub-Saharan Africa, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Volume 146, September 2019, Pages 380-389, with Simplice A. Asongu (University of South Africa, Pretoria) and Stella-Maris I. Orim (University of Coventry, UK).
- Information Technology, Inclusive Education and Gender Economic Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, December 2020 with Simplice A. Asongu (University of South Africa, Pretoria), Joseph Amankwah‐Amoah (Kent Business School, University of Kent, Chatham, Kent) and Godfrey Afrifa (Kent Business School, University of Kent, Chatham, Kent).
- One Bad Turn Deserves Another: How Terrorism Sustains the Addiction to Capital Flight in Africa, April 2019, Journal of Industry Competition and Trade, pp 1–35 DOI: · 10.1007/s10842-019-00303-6 Simplice A. Asongu (University of South Africa, Pretoria) and Evans Osabuohien (Covenant University, Nigeria).
- “The Comparative Economics of Financial Access in Gender Economic Inclusion” forthcoming African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, with Simplice A. Asongu (University of South Africa, Pretoria).
- “The role of finance in inclusive human development in Africa revisited”, Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, January 2021, with Simplice A. Asongu (University of South Africa, Pretoria).
- Linkages between Globalisation, Carbon dioxide emissions and Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Journal of Public Administration, September 2019, with Simplice A. Asongu (University of South Africa, Pretoria) and Joseph Nnanna (The Development Bank of Nigeria).
- Terrorism and Social Media: Global Evidence, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 22:3, 208-228, DOI: 10.1080/1097198X.2019.1642023 with Simplice A. Asongu (University of South Africa, Pretoria) and Stella-Maris I. Orim (University of Coventry, UK).
- The Political Economy of Mineral Exploitation in Cameroon, African Research Review, Vol 13, No 1 (2019), DOI: ·10.4314/afrrev.v13i1.1
- The scramble for mineral resources in Cameroon: How can the government learn from previousconflicts and social responsibility failures?, African Security Review, (2009) 18:2, 107-115, DOI: 10.1080/10246029.2009.9627533.
- “The Political Economy of Oil and Mineral Exploitation in Cameroon: Can this Lead to Conflict?, forthcoming in Insights into Economics and Management Volume 1, Published by Book Publishers International, London, UK.
- Earnings Quality and Firm Performance: Examining the changes in the post Sarbanes Oxley Era with the S&P 500 Firms, University of Glasgow,2007.
- Sarbanes Oxley Act, Insider Trading and Earnings Management. University of Glasgow, 2006 (With Professor William Forbes of Loughborough University and Kwaku Opong of GlasgowUniversity).
- Relationship management in the informal financial sector in Cameroon: A grounded theory study (University of Dundee).
Selected Conference, Seminar, Guest Lecture Participation and Presentations:
- British Accounting Association and Doctoral Seminars, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.
- An ESRC/MMF/ Warwick Finance Research Institute Symposium: Pensions and Long Term Investments conference - held at the University of Warwick, Coventry. 16 March 2007. Warwick Finance ResearchInstitute, Warwick Finance Lecture: How large is the equity premium today, by John Y. Campbell, Harvard University and Arrowstreet Capital
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Research Development Programme, 5-6th March 2007
- European Finance Association, 33rd Annual Meeting, 23-26 August 2006, Swiss Banking Institute of the University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Durham Business School Finance Department Seminar, May 2006
- European Financial Management, Behavioural finance Conference, April 20-22, 2006, Durham Business School, UK
- An ESRC/MMF/ Warwick Finance Research Institute Symposium: Behavioural Finance and Market Efficiency, March 2006, Warwick Finance Research Institute, Warwick Finance Lecture: Keynote Speaker, Professor Nick Barberis: 'Behavioural Finance: Does the reality live to the hype?'London. 15 March 2006.