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Faculty Profile

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Edward Asiedu is a development economist and a lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School. He is also a research fellow and former postdoctoral research and teaching fellow at the Chair of Development Economics at the University of Passau, Germany.  He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Gottingen Germany and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Guelph, Ontario Canada. His research is centered around topics in development economics, development finance, experimental and behavioral economics, public sector finance and impact evaluation of development projects. He has consulted for a number international organization on different projects, ranging from strengthening national and district revenue mobilization (World Bank), financing climate-resilience (European Union), enhancing business school training for farmers (GIZ), evaluating Ghana’s financial sector 2017 (GIZ and the Ministry of Finance), evaluating the Medium-Term Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (METASIP), METASIP I & II (FAO) to evaluating the effectiveness of the decentralization programme in Togo (German Development Institute, DIE).  He has presented his work in a number of important international conferences, such as the Centre for Study of African Economies (CSAE) conference on Africa’s development at the University of Oxford, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Boston, PEGNET Development Conference in ETH Zurich Switzerland, Canadian Economics Association (CEA) conference in Nova Scotia Canada, Economic Development Conference at the University of Wisconsin -Madison. He is a member of the Economic Science Association and the Canadian Economics Association. He has published his work in journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Review of Income and Wealth, World Development, World Development Perspective, Review of Development Economics, International Journal of Development Issues, etc.


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