Dr. Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison is a Ghanaian economist, and the fifteenth and current Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG). He previously worked with the central bank in 1995 as an economist and rose through the ranks to Director of Research from 2003 to 2011. Prior to his appointment as the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, he was the Lead Regional Economist of the African Development Bank, at its Southern African Resource Centre.
Dr. Addison attended Mfantspim, a Methodist College in Cape Coast, in the Central Region. After Mfanstipim, he went to the University of Ghana, Legon, for his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from1982 to 1986. He proceeded to Cambridge University for his Master of Economics from 1987 to 1989 and obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics degree from McGill University in 1993.
He chaired an Economic Community of West African States Task Force set up by the Authority of Heads of State of ECOWAS to perform feasibility studies culminating in the setting up of the West African Monetary Institute. Dr. Addison also served as the Chief Economist with the West African Monetary Institute from 2000-2003.