A final year PHD student from the Department of Finance of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Clarissa Dzeha has won the best paper award at the Global Science and Technology Forum – Accounting and Finance Conference 2017 held in Singapore from the 5th to 6th of June, 2017.
The Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) provides a global intellectual platform for top notch academics and industry professionals to actively interact and share ground-breaking research achievements.
Clarissa Dzeha’s best paper was co-authored by Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor, and Dr. Elikplimi Agbloryor of the Department of Finance of the UGBS as well as Dr. Festus Ebo Turkson from the Department of Economics of the University of Ghana. The award winning paper was on the topic “Total factor productivity and human development: Remittance as conduit in Africa.
The paper examined the effect of total factor productivity (TFP) on human development premised on the level of remittances in Africa. Data was collected from 21 African countries over a four-year period (2010-2014). The research paper revealed that remittances into Africa drives total factor productivity to affect human development positively.
It further argued that though remittances are indeed household receipts, their cumulative effect could drive the components of Total Factor Productivity such as innovation, efficiency and growth.
The paper concluded that it is expedient that Africa takes advantage of its increasing population and increase in migration for greener pastures, by effectively enhancing the channels through which the remittances are received so as to enhance human development through Total Factor Productivity (TFP)
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