Dr Richmond Atta Ankomah is a Development Economist and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon. He has extensive experience in quantitative research methods and analyses, particularly those based on large-scale survey, experimental and panel data designs. Richmond also has a good insight into qualitative research designs. Between 2017 and 2019, he was a visiting research fellow at the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies of the Open University, United Kingdom. His research interest converges around innovation and development, poverty and inequality, and industrial development issues.
Kwadwo Danso-Mensah is a Research Officer at the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon. He has submitted his PhD thesis in Development Economics to the university’s Department of Economics, and is expected to graduate soon. Kwadwo has been a visiting PhD fellow at United Nations University, UNU-WIDER, and has worked as a research intern at ACEIR’s Ghana node between 2019 and 2020. His broad research interests are in demographic and environmental economics with particular focus on valuation of non-market goods and services, urban resilience, climate change and action, as well as poverty and inequality dynamics in developing countries. Together with the team at ACEIR Ghana, Kwadwo is involved in undertaking a series of tax and expenditure benefit incidence exercises for that country by using the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) methodology developed by the CEQ Institute. As a recipient of an ARUA-Carnegie Early Career Research Fellowships. he is contributing to the research of ACEIR’s Transforming Social Inequalities Through Inclusive Climate Action project, which is hosted jointly with the ARUA Centre of Excellence in Climate and Development
Dr Monica Lambon-Quayefio is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon. Her broad research interests are demographic and health economics with a particular focus on human capital development pertaining to maternal and child health, as well as education and labour market outcomes in developing country contexts. She has experience in analysing cross-sectional and longitudinal data, including large-scale national household surveys such as the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Surveys using both applied econometric and spatial econometric techniques. Her recent research projects have examined the relationship between child labour and intergenerational poverty, structural transformation and inequality and inclusive growth, as well as the inequality of opportunities and education outcomes. Her research has been published in development and health economics-related journals, including Oxford Development Studies and Applied Health and Health Policy.
Prof Abena D. Oduro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Ghana. She serves as the President of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). She has published widely in development economics using survey data to analyse issues of assets, wealth, remittances and education using a gender lens.
Prof Robert Darko Osei is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon, and also the Vice-Dean for the School of Graduate Studies at the same university. Robert is the Director for ACEIR’s Ghana node based at the University of Ghana, Legon. His main areas of research include evaluative poverty and rural research, macro and micro implications of fiscal policies, aid effectiveness and other economic development policy concerns. His research projects have been located in Ghana, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali. He serves on several boards nationally and international and is a member of the President’s Fiscal Responsibility Advisory Council in Ghana.
Dr Nkechi S. Owoo is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana, Legon, where she currently teaches undergraduate and graduate course. She specialises in spatial econometrics and her research focuses on poverty, inequality and other micro-economic issues in developing countries, including household behaviour, health, gender, and population and demographic economics. Nkechi uses large household survey data in the spatial and empirical analysis of various socio-economic and development outcomes and is has published in internationally peer-reviewed journals such as Feminist Economics, Oxford Development Studies, and Journal of International Development.