Ghana team

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Abena D. Oduro  (project coordinator)

Ms. Oduro holds an MA (Hons.) First Class Division in Political Economy and Geography from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She also has an M.Litt in Political Economy from the same university. She is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana, Legon and Director of the Centre for Social Policy Studies at the University of Ghana. Her main areas of research are gender and assets, gender and enterprise development, poverty and vulnerability analysis, international trade policy, WTO issues and economics of education. She has published in international journals and has contributed articles to various chapters in books. She is a co-editor of a book on Ghana and the international trading system. Ms. Oduro was a consultant for the first two national Human Development Reports for Ghana and has participated in the preparation of human development reports for selected districts in Ghana. She was a member of the team that prepared a report on poverty reduction for the tenth Consultative Group Meeting held in Accra in November 1999. She also served as a consultant for the core team that prepared the report on Production and Gainful Employment that was an input into the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper. She was the gender consultant for the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II). She was a member of the technical team for economic governance and management that conducted Ghana’s first self-assessment for the African Peer Review Mechanism. Ms. Oduro has also worked as a consultant for the African Development Bank, World Bank, UNDP, FAO, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development and UN Women. She is currently a member of an international team working on gender and asset ownership.

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Agyapomaa Gyeke-Dako

Agyapomaa Gyeke-Dako has a PhD in Financial and International Development Economics from the University of Nottingham (U.K), MSc. Economics and Financial Economics from the University of Nottingham (UK) and B.A. Economics with Geography from the University of Ghana. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School. Prior to her joining the University of Ghana Business School, she worked with Durham Business School (UK) as a Teaching Fellow for three years, lecturing in various courses. She has published in the University of Peking Press and has submitted a number of papers for publication. She is also now a co-researcher on research projects with the International Growth Centre and the Office of Research, Innovation and Development of the University of Ghana. She has been affiliated with the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) and the Chinese Economic Association (CEA).

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Festus Ebo Turkson

Festus Ebo Turkson is a Senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Ghana, and holds a PhD from the Nottingham School of Economics, University of Nottingham, UK. Prior to that, he attended Harvard University (USA) for his PhD coursework as a special students during the 2005/06 academic year. He also obtained his M.Phil. and BA degrees in economics from the University of Ghana. Dr. Turkson’s research interests are in the areas of international trade and development, international trade policy, international macroeconomics, public sector, financial and industrial economics and applied econometrics. He has a number of publications in international peer reviewed journals including Modern Economy, Journal of Business Research, Journal of West African Integration, Journal of Regional Development and books and book chapters. He has consulted for international organisations such as the World Bank, DANIDA, ILO, UNECA, AfDB, UNDP, UN-WIDER among others.  He has been affiliated to the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT) in the Nottingham School of Economics, University of Nottingham.

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Priscilla Twumasi Baffour

Priscilla Twumasi Baffour is a researcher/lecturer of economics at the University of Ghana. Priscilla has been affiliated with the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT), School of Economics, University of Nottingham, since September 2010 and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) since 2005. She is currently working on labour markets in Africa with a specific focus on urban labour markets in Ghana and Tanzania. She has been involved in a number of projects that require data collection in addition to using existing data sets for investigations. Priscilla is a member of REALM and an investigator on the team that worked on Tanzania for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) project on “Labour markets in times of crisis, Evidence from Africa”. In addition, she has participated in and presented papers at different academic seminars and conferences including a conference on ‘Economic Development in Africa’ organised by the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSEA) Conference, March 2013..

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Emmanuel Nii Abbey (r4d PhD student)

Emmanuel Nii Abbey is currently a Ph.D. Candidate and a former Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Ghana. He obtained his M.Phil. (Economics) at the University of Ghana in 2010. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the University of Cape Coast in 2007. His areas of specialization are Labour Economics, and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.

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