Kofi Achampong
Osei
Title: 
Prof
Role/Position: 
Associate Professor and Former Dean of UG Business School
Office Location: 
s6
Email: 
kaosei@ug.edu.gh
Biography: 

Prof Kofi A. Osei is currently an associate professor of finance at the University of Ghana Business School. He served as the acting dean of UGBS from 1st August 2010 to 31st July 2011. Prior to that he was appointed the substantive Vice-Dean of the University of Ghana Business School from 1st August 2009 to 31st July 2011. He has also served as the Head of Department of the Banking and Finance Department of the School. Prior to that, he served as the head of the Management Unit which comprised the Marketing, Finance, Human Resource and Operations Management Departments of the School. He has also served as the Head of the Center for Management Research and Professional Development (CMRPD) of UGBS which is responsible for training of personnel from industry. During that period he was additionally in charge of the Enterprise Development Services (EDS) of the School. EDS is responsible for the training and provides services targeted at Small and Medium Scale Enterprises development in the country. He has consulted for the World Bank and has been a visiting research scholar to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on three six-week occasions in 1996, 2000 and 2008 under the AERC/IMF visiting research scholar’s programme. He has also spent one year with the Deakin University in Australia as a visiting scholar. He has taught in various causes in finance and economics for several years both locally and internationally including International Finance, Financial Markets, Investment, Corporate Finance, Managerial Economics and others. His areas of research interests include emerging stock markets, capital market efficiency and international financial markets. He has published extensively in reputable international journals including the South African Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Studies, International Journal of Social Economics, Journal of Risk Finance, African Finance Journal and others. He is also an active researcher with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).