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.
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. Augustina Akonor is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SOLASS) at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA. She is also the Head of Department of Liberal Arts at the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SOLASS). She holds a PhD in Educational Studies, Ohio University, USA (2008), MPA, Ohio University, USA (2005), Master of Arts in International Affairs, Ohio University (2003) and BA (Hons) Secretaryship University of Cape-Coast (1998)
Area of Specialization:
Gender and Public Administration, Gender and Development, Development Management and Administration, Governance and Development of Extractive Industries
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
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)
B.A. in French and Russian
M.A. in Translation – English, French and Spanish
Curriculum development in English and French
Sales and Marketing
General French lessons and French for Specific Purposes
General English lessons and English for Specific Purposes
The role of language in the job market.
Language and labour mobility
The role of language in customer service at the work place
Publications – Journal articles, conferences and books:
Joint research work with Dr. Godson Tetteh – Work in progress on the topic: Assessing Indicators of Motivation for Learning French in Higher Education
Emmanuel Agyapong Wiafe is a lecturer at the GIMPA Campus in Kumasi. He holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cape Coast and he is an alumnus of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). He is a member of several economic societies and association including Network for Socioeconomic Research and Advancement (NESRA) and the European Studies Association for Sub-Saharan Africa (ESA-SSA).
Business Research Methods
Area of interest
Applied Econometric with time series
Labour market issues,
Poverty and Social exclusion
Cantah, G. W., Brafu-Insaidoo, G. W., Wiafe, E. A., & Adams, A. (2018). FDI and Trade Policy Openness in Sub-Saharan Africa. Eastern Economic Journal, 44(1), 97–116. doi:10.1057/eej.2016.9
Ahiakpor, F., Brafu-Insaidoo, G. W., Obeng, C. K., & Wiafe, E. A (2017). Foreign direct investment and export performance in Ghana: Modeling uncertainty using Bayesian model selection approach. Ogua Journal of Social Sciences 8 (2), 41-56
Barnor, C., Asmah, E. E., & Wiafe, E. A. (2016). Health spending and economic growth in Ghana: Examination of Causality. International journal of ecological economics and statistics, 37 (1), 15-23. CESER publication.
Barnor, C & Wiafe, E. A (2015). Financial sector openness and stock market development in Ghana. Research journal of finance and accounting, 6 (24), 80-88
Wiafe, E. A., Barnor, C., & Quaidoo, C. (2015). Oil price shocks and Private Investment in Ghana. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 6 (22), 1-7
Barnor, C. & Wiafe, E. A (xxx). Testing the Twin Deficit Hypothesis in the Context of Ghana. International Research Journal of Marketing and Economics (Forthcoming)
Acheampong, I. K., & Wiafe, E. A. (2013) Link between Poverty and Social Exclusion in Ghana: Econometric Approach. Journal of Art and Social Sciences, 1(2), 103-124
Acheampong I. K & Wiafe, E. A. (2013). FDI and stock market development Evidence from Ghana. International Journal of Finance and Policy Analysis 5 (1): Spring 2013, 3-15
Work in Progress/Conference
What influences SME growth?
Policy uncertainty and stock performance with Peterson Owusu Jnr (West End University)
Wiafe, E. A., & Ahiapkor, F. (2015). Oil price and Inflation in Ghana: Evidence from MSM. (Unpulished)
UNU-WIDER Conference: Migration and Mobility: 3-5 November 2017: Poster Session: migration, remittance and poverty in Ghana
AREF Conference: Macroeconomic volatility; 30-31th August 2017; Paper Presented: Effect of Crude oil price volatility on exchange rate in Ghana.
Trade and Gender Issues. UNCTAD Vi. Online Programme from 9th Feb to 23rd March, 2017. (Certificate Awarded)
Departmental Seminar- University of Professional Studies on 11th February, 2015. Paper Presented: Oil price volatility and Inflation in Ghana: Using Markov Switching Approach
Round Table Discussion- Microfinance and Poverty Reduction. Held at University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast on 4th Oct. 2014 – Participant
CSAE Conference 2014- “Economic Development in Africa” Held at St. Catharine’s College, Oxford on 23-25 March, 2014. Paper presented: Trade Policy Openness and FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa
UNCTAD Virtual Institute workshop on “Trade Empirics using STATA held at University of Cape Coast, Ghana on 20-23 May, 2013 (Certificate awarded)
The 2012 Wiley-Blackwell Exchanges online conference, ‘Migration in a Changing World: Where Do We Go Now?’ held on 5-9 November 2012 -Discussant (Virtual conference)
International conference on Poverty, social Exclusion and Development organized by Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Cape Coast, from the 9th to 12th October, 2012.Paper Presented: The link between Poverty and Social Exclusion in Ghana
Microfinance seminar – Organized by Microfinance Unit in collaboration with Association of Economics Students in 2010 at the University of Cape Coast. Participant (Certificate awarded)
Master of Philosophy (English), KNUST, Ghana
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) English, KNUST, Ghana
Diploma (Public Relations), ICM, UK
Ethics and Social Responsibility
Reading Seminar in Humanities
Corporate Social Responsibility
Kwadwo Arhin is a lecturer at the Kumasi GIMPA Campus. He had his Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Cape Coast and his Master’s degree also in Economics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is currently a PhD Candidate (Health Economics) at the Department of Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He worked as a Budget Officer and Economics Tutor at Ghana Education Service. He was also a Part-Time Lecturer at the Center for Continuing Education (CCE), University of Cape Coast before his appointment as Adjunct Lecturer at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in September, 2015 and as full-time Lecturer in September, 2016.
Teaching Areas: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Research Methods, Quantitative Methods, Health Economics, and Statistics.
RESEARCH WORKS, PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS:
BSc (UCC, Ghana); MSc (Edinburgh, UK); PhD (Edinburgh, UK)
Sociology and Economics of Religion Media, Religion and Culture
Business and Religion, Audience Studies, Consumer Culture and Behaviour, Media and Politics, Media and Religion & African Studies
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.