Charles N'Cho-Oguie

Charles N'cho-Oguie


Faculty Emeritus


Charles N'cho-Oguie (N'cho) is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of San Francisco (USF), where he taught macroeconomics, econometrics, and development macroeconomics for nearly two decades (1986–2005). Upon early retirement, Professor N'cho devoted the majority of his time to development work, especially in Africa. He has also spent more than 20 years working as a senior international consultant for the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Professor N'cho is a leading expert in macroeconomic modelling and capacity building for macroeconomic management, strategic planning and budgeting in developing countries, especially in Africa. He developed large computable general equilibrium models (CGE)---for Egypt, Benin, and Côte d’Ivoire---as well as dynamic macroeconometric models---for Cameroon, Burundi, Tanzania, Niger, Gabon, the Republic of Congo, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. With the International Development Consulting group (INT-DEC) that he founded, and support from World Bank-Government capacity building projects, he has helped establish and sustain economic policy advising, strategic planning and budgeting units within ministries of economy, planning, and budgeting in many African countries. He has led teams of international experts and national government staffs to prepare Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (GPRSP) as well as national development plans (NDP), including in Burkina Faso, Niger, Cameroon, Burundi, Tanzania, Gabon, the RC, and the DRC. The World Bank has recognized some of his work as best practices and issued performance awards (for regional integration work in 2001, and for policy work in Cameroon in 2005).

Professor N'cho is currently working with Professor Michael B. Lehmann (USF) on a research and book-project – ‘A Balance Sheet Approach to Economic Fluctuations and Growth’.


  • 2004-present Emeritus Professor, Economics, University of San Francisco


  • PhD, Applied Economics, Stanford University
  • MS, Operational Research, Stanford University
  • MS, Statistics, Data Analysis and Statistical Computing, Stanford University
  • DEA, Economics, University of Paris IX (Dauphine)

Selected Publications

  • Financial Liberalization, Investment and Growth in West-Africa (with Florence Charlier, Savings and Development, October 2000,)
  • A Study on the Sources of Growth for Burkina Faso (with Célestin Monga, The World Bank, December 2005)
  • Sustaining Reform for Inclusive Growth: A Development Policy Review for Cameroon (with Florence Charlier, The World Bank, December 2001)
  • Accelerating Regional Integration in West Africa (with Charles Humphreys, The World Bank, June 2002 )