Ablaye Camara

Ablaye Camara

Assistant Professor of Economics

Ablaye Camara
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 325
Phone: 313-993-1098
Ablaye Camara
Labor Economics
Health Economics
International Economics


  • Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • M.A., Economics, University of Detroit Mercy
  • MBA, University of Detroit Mercy
  • B.A., Economics, University of Detroit Mercy


Ablaye Camara teaches Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Monetary Analysis, Business Forecasting and Advanced Statistics for Data Analytics. Camara has been published in the Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, and the Journal of Business and Educational Leadership. His research focuses on China’s strategic international economic policies, and he is currently working on the updates and influences of the “China Going-Out Policy.” Camara holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics, a Master of Arts in Economics and a Master of Business Administration from University of Detroit Mercy, and a doctoral degree (Economics) from Wayne State University


    Published Papers

    • Camara, Ablaye, "US and Allies’ Response to China’s Offensive in Africa: The Complex Equation of Cooperation and Immigration." Journal of Business and Educational Leadership (JBEL), Spring 2023 edition.
    • Camara, Ablaye (Lead Author) Victoria Mantzopulos "China’s Going Out Policy in Numbers: Economic Impacts and Political Implications." Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences (JBBs) Vol 35, No 1, April 2023.
    • Camara, Ablaye (2nd author; Lin, Yu Peng), “Network Effect as a Competitive Edge: What have we learnt from the literature?”, Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol.15(7), 2023.

    Capstone Projects

    Prediction Model of Second-hand Automobile Price

    Ruijia Du; Ablaye Camara (Advisor)


    With the rapid development of the automobile industry, the new car transaction market is constantly becoming saturated, while the second-hand car transaction market continues to develop due to its price and other advantages, occupying the mainstream market. As a large number of second-hand car transaction data floods people's vision, the estimation methods and prices of second-hand cars are constantly changing. The project aims to rationalize the price of second-hand cars through data analysis and provide a reference for second-hand car transactions.

    Big Data Collection and Development of Forecast

    Ningxuan Chen; Ablaye Camara (Advisor)


    Now we are in the era of big data, data collection, storage, sorting and application of various technologies have become mature. The concept of data has become more important in modern business management.

    More and more companies are realizing that data analysis is an important tool to help them understand the past and achieve long-term growth in the future.

    Not only do many companies have their own data analysis engineers, but now the number of third-party data service companies is increasing and the quality of service is improving.

    Letting the data speak for itself is an important tool for winning the future.

    The goal of this capstone project is to analyze the company in the past year to obtain the development forecast for the next year.

    The first step is to collect various data of the company over the past year, such as procurement data, business growth level, human resources allocation, capital use, company per capita output value, customer quality and development potential.

    At the same time, various data of the industry under the overall environment are collected, such as the trend of the industry change, the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry. With the help of data analysis to get the forecast results, the company's existing problems and future development plans to put forward opinions.

    Yelp Rating System

    Jacob Thurston, Ablaye Camara (Advisor)


    In this analysis, I looked at 2 potential ways for providing secondary ratings to make it easier for Yelp users to select between many different restaurants of the same cuisine – a rating that gives more weight to reviewers who have reviewed other restaurants of the same cuisine, and an “Immigrant Rating” of those with Yelp user names that suggest they might have ethnic expertise with that cuisine.

    The Forecast of Gold Price Trend Based on Data Analysis

    Cheng Jin Sun; Ablaye Camara (Advisor)


    The results show that There is a positively correlation between silver prices and gold prices, Gold is negatively correlated with the other three variables (Crude oil prices, United States inflation rates and DXY).


    Classes Taught

    • Microeconomic Principles, Macroeconomic Principles
    • Money and the Financial System
    • Intermediate Microeconomics
    • Intermediate Macroeconomics
    • Advanced Micro, Advanced Macro
    • International Money and Finance
    • International Monetary Analysis
    • Public Finance, Financial Economics
    • Economic Analysis of Enterprises
    • Analysis of Economic Conditions
    • Business Forecasting
    • Introductory Statistics
    • Basic Algebra
    • Elementary Algebra
    • Resource Economics
    • Comparative Economic Systems
    • Money and Capital Markets

    Volunteer Work

    • Free Tutoring for Adult-Students and Families
    • Community Service: Guinea Community in Michigan.
    • Coaching Soccer: Youth-Adult.

    Extra-Curricular Backgrounds and Awards


    University of Detroit Mercy Men’s Soccer, 2002 - 2004

    • Scholar Athlete of the Year, 2001
    • All Newcomer Team, 2001
    • Academic All American, 2002, 2004
    • Arthur Ashe Award, 2004
    • MVP Offensive Player of the Year, 2002, 2003, 2004
    • Dad Butler Award, 2004
    • 1st team All-League, 2002, 2003, 2004
    • President’s Award, 2004

    Detroit Arsenal Football Club, 2002 - 2006

    • Season 1, 2002
    • Season 2, 2003
    • Season 3, 2004
    • Golden Boot winner, Final’s MVP, 2005
    • Season 4, 2005
    • Athletics Hall of Fame Induction University of Detroit Mercy, 2020

    Conferences and Presentations

    • American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Las Vegas February 2023. Presented the paper: "China’s Going Out Policy in Numbers: Economic Impacts and Political Implications." Awarded the best of tracks paper.
    • American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Las Vegas February 2023. presented the paper: "US and Allies’ Response to China’s Offensive in Africa: The Complex Equation of Cooperation and Immigration."
    • Robert Morris 34th Annual Teaching Economics Conference February 2023.
    • Midwestern Economic Association 87th Annual Conference March-April 2023.

    Detroit Table Talk

    • Jan. 28, 2023 - Ablaye Camara was featured in Detroit Table Talk discussing group economics.
      Watch the video on Facebook.