Alex Moyem Kombat (2015)

Title of the dissertation

Implementation of Environmental Taxation in Ghana


Prof. Dr. Frank Wätzold, Prof. Dr. Eike Albrecht

Short Bio


  1. PhD in Environmental Economics (within the context of Environmental and Resource Management, Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg from 2012-2015
  2. Master of Science (MSc.) in Environmental and Resource Management  Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg from 2002-2004
  3. Diploma (Dip.) in Tax Administration, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra-Ghana from 2001-2002
  4. Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Economics and Geography   Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana from 1996-19


Tax research and the use of economic instruments for environmental management


I conduct research related to taxes including Environmental Taxes in Ghana/Africa. Additionally, I prepare reports on Tax Collection to Management and involve in Tax Policy Analysis, Modelling and Simulations.


I work with Tax Research and Policy Unit of the Ghana Revenue Authority


Conduct more research related to taxation in Ghana using public choice approach    

Selected publications

  1. Kombat, A. M. (2017) Implementation of Environmental Taxation in Ghana, The Ghanaian Times, May 17 & 18, p.9/p9  & Daily Graphic, May 24, p.36
  2. Kombat, A. M. (2016) Ghana: Environmental Taxation, Alumni Network of Sub-Sahara Africa (ANSA) Insights Magazine., (4),p.3
  3. Kombat, A. M. (2015) Implementation of Environmental Taxation in Ghana, Cottbus: Brandenburg Technology University.
  4. Kombat, A. M. (2015) Implementation of plastics tax in Ghana-Cost effectiveness analysis,In: Petropoulos D. and Kiriakopoulos G. (Eds.) The book of the 1st International Conference of Development and Economy, pp.81-91
  5. Kombat, A .M. (2015) Economic Analysis of Petroleum Taxes in Pollution Control in Ghana Journal of International Real Estate and Construction Studies, 3 (2), pp.111-129
  6. Kombat, A.M. (2013) Economic Assessment of Environmental Taxes and Standards in Managing the Environmental Problems that Emanate from Oil and Gas Production on Ghana’s Jubilee field, Journal of International Real Estate and Construction Studies,3 (1), pp.33-50
  7. Kombat, A.M., Issahaku, Z., and Addai, P. K. (2010) Sustainable Consumption and Production in Ghana: The Role of Economic Instruments, Ghana Environmental Protection Agency National Programme on Sustainable Consumption and Production for Ghana (2011-2016),  (2), pp.76-107

What will you remember most of your time at BTU Cottbus and in the PhD Programme ERM?

PhD Seminars

What advice to you have for prospective PhD candidates at BTU Cottbus?

They must work very hard

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