Godfred Alufar
Bokpin
Title: 
Professor
Role/Position: 
Professor
Office Location: 
S12
Email: 
gabokpin@ug.edu.gh
Biography: 

Professor Godfred A. Bokpin is an Economist and Professor of Finance. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics from the Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University in Japan, Master of Philosophy Degree in Finance and B.Sc. (Admin) in Accounting with First Class Honours from the University of Ghana. Professor Bokpin combines three broad disciplines of accounting, finance and economics and the interrelations between them in his teaching and research that uniquely distinguishes his output. He was the Head, Department of Finance, University of Ghana Business School from August 2014 to July 2018. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 2010 after his two year probation in the University, Associate Professor of Finance in 2015 and Professor in 2018. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses including financial management, strategic corporate finance, sustainable finance, renewable energy finance, responsible investment, green banking, inclusive growth, sustainable development, green economy, climate financing, green bonds. In the last five years, his research and advocacy has focused more on pro-poor programs, inclusive growth, sustainable development, inequality and climate change issues.   He has over 40 articles in high impact journals in addition to edited conference proceedings, edited books, and book chapters to his credit.

He has extensive experience consulting for industry, Civil Society Organisations, and government institutions. His partial clients include UBA Ghana, African Development Bank (AfDB), Bank of Ghana, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) in Kenya, SEND Ghana, Civil Society Platform on the IMF Program in Ghana (now Economic Governance Platform), Ghana Integrity Initiative, Oxfam, Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, USAID, UNDP, UN Human Settlement Program (UN-HABITAT) etc. He has in recognition of his research on global issues received invitation to the IMF-World Bank 2017 annual meetings in Washington, USA and also appeared on a number of local and international platforms including Joy FM, Citi FM, BBC, Blomberg, Economist, Financial Times etc. He works well with the youth and regularly interacts with the youth. Professor Bokpin enjoys studying the Bible and preaching the gospel in the rural areas. After first degree in Accounting, Masters in Finance and PhD in Economics, he believes the only knowledge that transforms and saves from eternal destruction is the Knowledge of the Son of God (Jesus Christ)