Kwami Adanu is a Senior Lecturer in GIMPA Economics where he teaches courses in Business Economics, Economic Environment of Business, Environmental Economics and Management, and Econometrics. Kwami earned a Ph.D in Natural Resource and Agricultural Economics in 2009 from Michigan State University, USA and received a master’s degree in economics from University of Waterloo, Canada in 2001. He graduated from University of Ghana in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Kwami’s area of research includes Applied Macroeconomics and Institutional Analyses, and Regulation and Pricing of Natural Resources. His work has been published in journals such as Applied Economics, Computational Economics, Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, International Review of Law and Economics, and International Journal of Social Economics.
Research Interest: Applied Macroeconomics and Institutional Analyses, and Regulation and Pricing of Natural Resources.
Teaching Areas: Business Economics, Economic Environment of Business, Environmental Economics and Management, and Econometrics.
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics/Management
1. Kwami Adanu and Mawufemor Adanu, (2016), Returns to Tilapia Fish Farming in Ghana – Implications for Tilapia Pooled Investment Vehicles, The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance: Vol. 18: Iss. 2,
2. John P. Hoehn and Kwami Adanu, 2014, What motivates voters’ support for eminent domain reform: Ownership, vulnerability, or ideology?, International Review of Law and Economics, 37:90–99.
3. Kwami Adanu, John P. Hoehn, Patricia Norris, and Emma Eglesias, 2012, Voter Decisions on Eminent Domain and Police Power Reforms– Journal of Housing Economics, 21(2): 187 – 194
4. John P. Hoehn and Kwami Adanu, 2008, Do Growth, Investment, and Trade Encourage Water Use or Water Conservation? Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, 1(2-3):127 – 146.
Applied Macroeconomics/Development Economics
1. Kwami Adanu , 2017, Institutional change and economic development: a conceptual analysis of the African case, International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 44 Iss 4 pp. 547 – 559
2. Kwami Adanu, and Emma Boateng, 2015, Predicting Loan Repayment Default among Second Tier Borrowers in Ghana, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 24, No.3, pp. 417-432.
3. Eric Kuada, Kwami Adanu, and Olesen Henning, 2013, Cloud Computing and Computing Resource Cost Management for SMEs in Developing Countries, Proceedings of the IEEE (Published in, EUROCON, 2013 IEEE, 258-266
4. Kwami Adanu, 2006, Optimizing the GARCH Model–An Application of Two Global and Two Local Search Methods, Computational Economics, 28(3): 227 – 290
5. Kwami Adanu, 2005, A Cross-Province Comparison of Okun’s Coefficient for Canada – Applied Economics, 37(5):561-570.
1. Kwami Adanu, Market Institutions and Economic Development in Africa, Business and Financial Times (B&FT), Monday May 23, 2014
2. Kwami Adanu, Exchange Rate Management Policy and Ghana’s Development Agenda, Business and Financial Times (B&FT), Monday September 17, 2012
3. Kwami Adanu, Closing Down Foreign-Owned Businesses: Are we Shutting Down our Fortunes? The Ghanaian Times, Monday August 6 2012.
Papers in Progress
1. Kwami Adanu, Improving External Costs and Marginal Social Benefits Estimations: An Application to Plastic packaging Usage in Accra, Ghana
2. Kwami Adanu, Motivations for Graduate Business School Choice by Prospective Students in Ghana
3. Kwami Adanu, Evaluating the impact of environmental education and durable Shopping Bag handouts on use of Plastic Shopping Bags in Accra
4. Kwami Adanu, determining optimal taxation using tax revenue – distortion ratios
5. Kwami Adanu, determining revenue targets for GRA – using an objective function
Dr James Antwi has over 24 years of consulting, industry, and teaching experience. Before joining GIMPA, he worked for the State of Ohio Treasury for 11 years as a senior systems programmer and an information technology (IT) operations manager. James has co-authored articles in peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Finance and Economics, Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management, International Journal of Economics and Finance, and Journal of Financial Research, and Journal of Accounting, Business and Finance Research.
Areas of Concentration
• Financial Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Financial Services Analytics.
• PhD in Economics, University of Delaware, USA, 2020
• M.Sc. in Economics and Applied Econometrics, University of Delaware, USA, 2017
• Master of Financial Economics, Ohio University, USA, 2007
• MBA in Administration, Franklin University, USA, 2000
• M.Sc. in System Science, University of Ottawa, Canada, 1996
• B.Sc. in Mathematical Science and Applied Statistics, University of Toronto, Canada, 1994
• Project Management Professional (PMP)
• Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
• Sun Microsystem Certified Network Administrator
• Sun Microsystem Certified System Administrator
Sam Agyei-Ampomah is a Professor of Finance, and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, GIMPA, Accra, Ghana. He joined GIMPA in September 2015 as a Professor and Associate Dean of the GIMPA Business School. Prior to joining GIMPA, he was a Reader in Finance at the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, UK. He has also held faculty positions at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, and Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Sam’s research focuses on corporate finance, financial market institutions and products, and financial literacy. His research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, European Financial Management, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, and the International Review of Financial Analysis.
Prof. Wisdom Akpalu attended Anloga Secondary School for his Ordinary Level Certificate and Presbyterian Boys Secondary Schools, Legon, for his Advanced Level Certificate. He then proceeded to University of Cape Coast (UCC) where he graduated with a BA (Hons) Economics degree and a Diploma in Education. He was retained as a Teaching Assistant and awarded a scholarship by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) for an MSc Economics degree at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. The program was taught by the Center for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at Oxford University. Upon graduation, he was hired by UCC as a lecturer. After teaching for 4 years, he becomes one of 5 candidates selected globally in 2001 to benefit from the prestigious Swedish Sida scholarship for a PhD degree in Economics at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He successfully completed the program and obtained a PhD as well as Licentiate of Philosophy degrees in Economics. The Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) in Pretoria, South Africa hired him as a research fellow soon after he graduated. He left for the USA a year later and was hired by the State University of New York (SUNY) – Farmingdale, New York, where he was promoted to Associate Professor of Economics in 2012 and was the Chair of the Department of Economics. While at SUNY, Prof. Akpalu was offered an opportunity by United Nations University (UNU) to return to Ghana and manage a PhD program in Development Economics at the University of Ghana. The program currently has over 30 students and has graduated 3 of them.
Prof. Akpalu is a gifted teacher and internationally recognized scholar in the field of environment and natural resource economics, and social economics. He has taught, supervised, and examined several undergraduate and graduate students globally. Since 2013, he was invited by the AERC and CEEPA as a resource person to mentor researchers on the continent. Regarding research, Prof. Akpalu has published several articles in reputable journals and has presented his works at major international conferences. The North American Association of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE) invited him as a keynote speaker at the 2019 forum in Canada. In 2015, the Academy of Economics and Finance (AEF) recognized his extraordinary achievements in research and awarded him the Research Fellow of the year. Moreover, Prof. Akpalu has consulted for many international organizations including the World Bank, the African Development Bank, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), International Labor Organization (ILO), The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), etc. He is the current president of the African Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AFAERE).
BSc. (Mathematics) KNUST, Ghana; MPhil (Economics)
University of Ghana, Ghana; PhD (Development Studies)
University of Ghana, Ghana.
Econometrics, Economics, Development Studies
Modelling, inequalities, health and poverty related issues.
Phone: (+233)302421614, Ext. 2140
Office: Syndicate Block (SB 319)
BA (KNUST, Ghana); MSc (University of Hull, UK); PhD (University of Hull, UK)
Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Energy Economics and Applied General Equilibrium Modeling
Economic Growth & Welfare Policies, Energy Markets & Policies, Financial Markets & Policies and Emerging & Developing Economics
Dr Rebecca Nana Yaa Ayifah is a lecturer at the Department of Economics of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). She holds B.A (2005) and MPhil (2008) degrees in Economics from the University of Ghana; as well as a PhD degree in Economics (2018) from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Her research is in the area of labour, education, health, applied micro-econometrics and development, with special focus on impact evaluation of social protection programmes; poverty and inequality; and gender issues. Prior to joining the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), she has worked with several organizations/institutions including the University of Cape Coast, University of Cape Town, International Labour Organization (the Understanding Children’s Work Project), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University of Ghana.