Mohammed
Amidu
Title: 
Prof
Role/Position: 
Associate Professor
Office Location: 
G1
Email: 
mamidu@ug.edu.gh
Biography: 

Mohammed Amidu is Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Department of Accounting, University of Ghana Business School. He earned his PhD from University of Southampton, UK. He is a researcher with African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya. He has contributed significantly to the accounting and finance literature in the area Accounting information quality, financial inclusion and literacy, corporate governance, corporate tax policy, development finance, banking market structure and stability. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of VolkswagenStiftung Foundation, Germany and Research Fellow of Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance, St. Andrews University, UK and has also held Visiting Scholar positions at the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC; University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa; and University of Southampton Business School, UK.  Currently, he is part of a collaborative research project on “Delivering inclusive financial development and growth” funded by Department for International Development (DFID), and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). University of Ghana Business School awarded him the “BEST RESEARCHER” of University of Ghana Business School for 2015/2016 Academic year. He has published in the European Journal of Finance, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, International Review of Financial Analysis, Accounting Research Journal, Review of Financial Economics and Journal of Africa Business. Mohammed has more than 15 years teaching experience at the University level both local and abroad. He has taught wide range of courses (in Accounting and Finance) at the PhD, MPhil, Executive MBA, MBA, MA, MSc, and Undergraduate level. Accounting courses include Accounting Theory; Accounting for Sustainability; Taxation; Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting; Taxes and Business Strategy, Contemporary Issues in Accounting Research and Integrated Tax and Financial Reporting. Finance courses are Financial Services Management; Bank Management; Accounting and Financial Management and International Banking.  He is a Chartered Accountant and serves on many of University of Ghana Boards and Committees.