Research & Publications


Kwakwa, P. A. and Adu, G. (2016), Effects of Income, Energy consumption and Trade Openness on Carbon  Emissions in sub-Saharan Africa, Journal of Energy and Development, 41, 85-117

Ofori-Boateng, K. and Adu, G. (2016), Mining governance, corporate social responsibility and community development in Ghana, Int. J. Society Systems Science, 8, 337-351

Asamoah, A. L., and Adu, G. (2016), An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Interest Rates in Ghana, Journal of African Business, 17(3): 377-396.

Alagidede, P., Adu, G. and Frimpong, P. B. (2016), The Effect of Climate Change on Economic Growth: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 18: 417-436.

Mensah, J. T. Adu, G. Amoah, A. Abrokwa, K. K. and Adu, J. (2016), What Drives Structural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa? African Development Review, 28(2): 157-169.

Karimu, A. Mensah, J, T. and Adu, G. (2016). Who adopts LPG as the Main Cooking Fuel and Why? Empirical Evidence on Ghana Baased on National Survey, World Development, 85: 43-57.

Quartey, J. D. (2016), Economic Welfare Implication of Ghana's Cocoa Production in a Changing Global Climate. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 7(14),142-155.

Mohammed, J., Osei-Fosu, A. K. and Yusif, H. (2016), Households’ Fuel Wood Dependence, REDD+ and Gender Coping Strategies: An Empirical Review and Policy Implication in the Northern Region of Ghana, International Journal of Environment, (5)4: 12-31

Mohammed, J. and Osei-Fosu, A. K. (2016), Fuel Wood Commercialization and Households Welfare in the Northern Region of Ghana: An Implications for Rural Livelihood Improvement, International Journal of Energy and Environmental Research, 4(3): 1-26

Adams, S., Sakyi, D. and Osei Opoku, E. E. (2016), Capital Inflows and Domestic Investment in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Pooled Mean Group (PMG) Estimation Approach, Foreign Trade Review, 51(4): 1-16.

Asamoah, A. L., Agana, J. A., and Sakyi, D. (2016). Does Interest Rate Matter to the Ghanaian Stock Market? International Journal of Management Practice, 9(2): 159-172.

Sakyi, D., Boachie, M. K., and Immurana, M. (2016), Does Financial Development Drive Private Investment in Ghana? Economies, 4(27): 1-12

Nkuah, E. F., and Yusif, H. (2016). Investigating the effect of dividend policy on the Wealth of Stockholders of listed companies on the Ghana Stock Exchange. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 8(7): 47-54.

Alhassan Mohammed, Yusif, H., and Buabeng, E. (2016). Inflation Targeting and Economic Growth in Ghana: An Empirical Investigation, Ghanaian Journal of Economics, 4, 158-177.

Yusif, H., and Ofori-Abebrese, G. (2016). Admission Path, Family Structure and Outcomes in Ghana's Public Universities: Evidence from KNUST's Faculty of Social Sciences, (Forthcoming in Higher Education).


Mensah, T. J., and Adu, G. (2015). An Empirical Analysis of Household Energy Choice in Ghana, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, 51: 1401-1411.

Adu, G., Alagidede, P. and Karimu, A (2015). Stock Return Distribution in the BRICS, Review of Development Finance, 5: 98-109.

Adu, G. (2015). Directed Technical Change, Technology Adoption and the Resource Curse Hypothesis, Prague Economic Papers, 24(4): 452-472.

Amporfu, E. (2015). Institutions and Structural Quality of Care in the Ghanaian Health Sector, African Health Monitor, (Special Issue on Universal Health) (20) 15-19.

Amporfu, E. and J Novignon (2015). The Role of Institutions on the Effectiveness of Treatment in the Ghanaian Health Sector, Health Services Research, 15 (169).

Novignon J., Novignon J. and Arthur E., (2015), Health Status and Labour Force Participation in Sub-Sahara Africa: A Dynamic Panel Data Model Analysis, African Development Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2015, 14–26

Fosu-Brefo R. and Arthur E. (2015), Effect of Timely Initiation of Breastfeeding on Child Health in Ghana. Health Economics Review, 2015.   

Augustt, R. M., Adu, G., and Frimpong, P. B. (2015). The nexus between Output Fluctuations and Fiscal Deficits: Empirical Evidence on Ghana. International Journal of Sustainable Economy, 7(2), 100-117.

Novignon J., and Nonvignon, J. (2015), Fiscal Space for Health in Sub-Saharan African Countries: An Efficiency Approach, African Journal of Health Economics, 4(1): 1-11. 

Novignon J., Aboagye, E., Otuo Serebour A., and Aryeetey, G. (2015), Socioeconomic Related Inequalities in Child Malnutrition: Evidence from the Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, Health Economics Review, 5(34): 1-11.

Novignon, J, Nonvignon, J,. and Arthur, E. (2015). Health Status and Labour Force Participation in sub-Saharan Africa: A Dynamic Panel Analysis. African Development Review, 27(1): 14-26.

Osei-Fosu, A. K., Baba Insah  and Ofori-Boateng, K. (2015). Real Exchange Rate Volatility and Foreign Direct Investment Inflows: The Ghanaian Experience, International Journal of Empirical Finance, 4(6): 336-344

Sakyi, D., Commodore, R., and Osei Opoku, E. E. (2015). Foreign Direct Investment, Trade Openness and Economic Growth in Ghana: An Empirical Investigation, Journal of African Business, 16(1-2): 1-15

Nkuah, E. F. and Yusif, H. (2016). Investigating the effect of dividend policy on the Wealth of Stockholders of listed companies on the Ghana Stock Exchange. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 8(7): 47-54

Yusif, H. (2015), Does High School Elective Mathematics have any effect on Performance in University Economics in Ghana?  Journal of Science and Technology, 35(3), 98-105


Eshun, M. E., Adu G., and Buabeng, E (2014), The Financial Deterninants of Private Investment in Ghana, International Journal of Financial Economics, 3(1): 25-40

Frimpong, B. P. and Adu, G. (2014). Population Health and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Panel Cointegration Analysis, Journal of African Business, 15(1): 36-48

Amporfu, E (2014). Testing for Moral Hazard in Caesarean Section in the Ghanaian National Health Insurance Scheme; An Approach using Matching Estimation, African Journal of Health Economics, 2(1)

Amporfu, E (2014). A Theoretical Analysis of How User Fee on Healthcare can Waste Economic Resources, Health, 6, 128-136

Arthur E. (2014), Socioeconomic correlates of the choice of treatment for childhood fever in Ghana, The African Population Studies, Vol 28, no 2: Supplement on Demographic and Health Surveys in Africa. 

Dramani, J. B., and Tewari, D. D. (2014), An econometric analysis of residential electricity demand in Ghana, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5 (16) : 2039-9340

Dramani, J. B., and Tewari, D. D. (2014), Estimating Short-and- Long run Elasticities of Industrial Demand for Electricity, Asian Economic Review, 56(2), 1-18. 

Dramani, J. B., and D.D Tewari (2014), Institutions and Electricity Sector’s Performance in Ghana, Journal of Economics, 5(3): 259-273.

Quartey, J. D. (2014). Energy Poverty and Climate Change Mitigation in Ghana: An Economic Assessment. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. 5(8): 72 – 85.

Quartey, J. A. and Quartey, J. D. (2014). Towards Debt Sustainability in Highly Indebted Developing Countries: An Appraisal of Some Attempts. Journal of Developing Country Studies. 4(20): 143-150

Quartey, J. D. (2014). Towards a Sustainable Allocation of Potable Water in Ghana: Evidence from Kumasi, International Journal of Development and Economic Sustainability. 2(1):1-10.

Quartey, J. D. (2014). Energy Poverty, REDD+ and FLEGT in Ghana, In Broekhoven, G. and Wit, M. (eds.) Linking FLEGT and REDD+ to Improve Forest Governance.Tropenbos International, Wageningen, the Netherlands, pp. 194-201

Quartey, J. D. (2014), Natural Resource Conservation in Ghana: An Economic Assessment of Lake Bosomtwi, In: Oku, E. E., Asubonteng, K. O., and Nutakor, P. (eds) Harnessing Land and Water Resources for Improved Food Security and Ecosystem Services in Africa. Accra: United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa, pp. 11-23.

Novignon, J. and Lawanson O. A. (2014), Efficiency of Health Systems in Sub- Sahara Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Time Varying Stochastic Frontier Models, Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 2(5): 621-632.

Novignon, J, Nicholas Novignon, Genevieve Aryeetey and Nonvignon, J. (2014), HIV/AIDS-related stigma and HIV test uptake in Ghana: Evidence from the 2008 Demographic and Health Survey, African Population Studies, 28(3): 1362-1379

Eliason, S, Awoonor-Williams, J. K, Eliason, C, Novignon, J, Novignon, J and Aikins, M. (2014), Determinants of modern family planning use among women of reproductive age in the Nkwanta District of Ghana: A Case- Control Study. Reproductive Health, Vol. 11, No. 1.

Awoyemi, O. A. and Novignon, J. (2014), Demand for abortion and post abortion care in Ibadan, Nigeria. Health Economics Review, (4)3: 1-9.

Nonvignon, J and Novignon, J. (2014), Trend and Determinants of Contraceptive use Among Women of Reproductive Age in Ghana. African Population Studies, 28(2): 956-967.

Osei-Fosu, A. K., Butu, M. M. and Osei-Fosu, A. K. (2014). Does Ghanaian’s Consumption Function Follow the Permanent Income Hypothesis? The Cagan’s Adaptive Expectation Approach, ADRRI Journal, Vol (4)4: 133-148

Osei-Fosu, A. K., Osei, B. and Osei Mensah, I. (2014). The Effect of Interest Rate on Deposit on Household Consumption in Ghana: ARDL Cointegration Analysis, Researchjournali’s Journal of Economics Vol. (2) 8: 1-18

Sakyi, D. and Osei Opoku, E. E. (2014). Regionalism and Economic Integration in Africa: A Conceptual and Theoretical Perspective, Occasional Paper No. 22, The African Capacity Building Foundation.

Sakyi, D., Villaverder, J., and Maza, A. (2014), "Trade Openness, Income Levels, and Economic Growth: The Case of Developing Countries, 1970-2009", The Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 23 (8): 1 - 23.


Adu, G., Marbuah, G. and Mensah, J. T. (2013), Financial development and economic growth in Ghana: Does the measure of ļ¬nancial development matter? Review of Development Finance, 3, 192 -203

Adu, G. (2013), Determinants of Economic Growth in Ghana: Parametric and Non-Parametric Investigations, The Journal of Developing Areas, 47(2): 277-301

Adu, G., Marbuah, G. Mensah, J. T. and Frimpong, P. B. (2013), Macroeconomic Development and  Stock Market Performance in Ghana: A Non-Parametric Approach, Journal of Economics and Econometrics, 55 (3), 100-129

Adu, G. (2013), Effects on growth of environmental policy in a small open economy,  Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 15, 343 – 365

Amporfu, E. (2013), Effect of Regulated User Fee on Quality of Healthcare for the Poor and the Non-Poor, International Review of Economics,60(4), 357-373

Amporfu, E. (2013), Equity of the premium of the Ghanaian National Health Insurance Scheme and the Implications for Achieving Universal Coverage, International Journal of Equity in Health, 12(4)

Amporfu, E., Nonvignon J. and Ampadu, S. (2013), Effect of Institutional Factors on Quality of Care in Ghanaian Health Sector, Journal of African Development, 15(1)

Nketiah-Amponsah E., and Arthur E. (2013). Choice of Delivery Facility among Expectant Mothers in Ghana-Does Access to Health Insurance Matter, Journal of Health Management, 15: 509.    

Nketiah-Amponsah E., Senadza B., Arthur E., (2013) "Determinants of utilization of antenatal care services in developing countries: Recent evidence from Ghana", African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, Vol. 4 Iss: 1, pp.58 - 73.

Dramani, J. B., and Tewari, D. D. (2013), Electricity end-use efficiency in Ghana: Experience with technologies, policies and institutions, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 4(13), 2039-2117.

Quartey, J. D. (2013), Engineering Education as a tool for Human Welfare Improvement in Africa: A Multidimensional Model Analysis, International Journal of Development and Economic Sustainability. 1(4): 23-30.

Quartey, J. D., and Yarney, N. G. (2013), Ghana’s Elmina Beach and Economic Welfare Improvement, Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 4(13): 89-96.

Quartey, J.D. (2013) An Economic Assessment of the Deforestation of Ghana’s Garden City of West Africa. In Simpson, R., and Zimmermann, M. (Eds.), The Economy of Green Cities: World Compendium on the Green Urban Economy, Springer Netherlands: Local Sustainability, 3: 351-362.

Osei-Fosu, A. K. and Boachie, M. K. (2013). Determinants of People’s Participation in Microfinance Services in Ghana: Evidence from Kwabre East District, International Journal of Innovative Research and Studies, Vol (2)8: 364-380

Osei-Fosu, A. K. and Osei-Fosu, A. K. (2013). Empirical Investigation of the Nexus between Stock Price and Exchange Rates in Ghana, Ghanaian Journal of Economics, Vol (1): 82-91

Osei-Fosu, A. K., Osei-Fosu, A. K. and Boachie, M. K. (2013). „Comparative Analysis of Efficiency in Saving Mobilization, Credit Disbursement and Credit Retrieval of Rural Banks and Credit Unions in Ashanti Region: A Case Study of Sekyere Rural Bank Limited and St Peter’s Credit Union”, ADRRI Journal, Vol (2)2: 1-19

Sakyi, D. (2013), On the Implications of Trade Openness, Foreign Aid and Democracy for Wagner’s Law in Developing Countries: Panel Data Evidence from West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ), The Journal of Developing Areas, 47(2): 319-339

Yusif, M. H., Ishak, Y. and O. Zulkifly, O. (2013), Public University Entry in Ghana: Is it Equitable, International Review of Education, 59: 7-27


Nketiah-Amponsah, E., Arthur E., and Abuosi A., (2012). "Correlates of Contraceptive use among Ghanaian women of Reproductive Age (15-49 Years)". African Journal of Reproductive Health, 16(3): 155-170. 

Arthur E. (2012) "Wealth and Antenatal Care use; Implications for maternal health care utilisation in Ghana". Health Economics Review 2012. 

Nketiah-Amponsah, E., Aaron A. and Arthur E., (2012). Maternal Socio-Economic Status and Childhood Birth weight: A Health Survey in Ghana. In: Deborah Raines and Zoe Iliodromiti (eds.): Neonatal Care. Intech, 1-18. 

Kwakwa, P.A., Arthur E., and Obeng S. (2012) "Demand for private higher education in Ghana:  the case of the Presbyterian University college Ghana, Akuapem campus". International Journal of Management Research and Review

Dramani, J. B., Tewari, D. D., and Tandoh, F. (2012), Structural Breaks, Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth: Evidence from Ghana, AJBM, 6(22), 6709-6720.

Dramani, J. B., Tandoh, F. and Aawaar, G. (2012), Financial Development and Economic Growth: Evidence from Ghana, Asian Economic Review, 54(3), 449-470.

Novignon, J., Olakojo, S. A. and Nonvignon, J. (2012), The Effects of Public and Private Health Care Expenditure on Health Status in sub-Saharan Africa: New Evidence from Panel Data Analysis. Health Economics Review, Vol 2 No. 22

Novignon, J. and Nonvignon, J. (2012), Socioeconomic Status and the Prevalence of Fever in Children Under Age Five: Evidence from four sub-Saharan African countries. BMC Research Notes, Vol.5, No.380.

Novignon, J., Nonvignon, J., Mussa, R. and Chiwaula, L. (2012), Health and Vulnerability to Poverty in Ghana: Evidence from the Ghana Living Standards Survey Round 5, Health Economics Review, Vol. 2, No. 11.

Ofori-Abebrese, G. (2012), A Cointegration Analysis of Growth in Government Expenditure in Ghana, Journal for African Development, Vol 14, No. 1

Oteng-Abayie,  E. F., and Annan, J. (2012), An Assessment of the Impact of Rice Supply Chains on Yield in the Local Rice Industry in Ghana,The Business Review, Cambridge, Vol. 20, No. 2

Sakyi, D. (2012), Economic Globalisation, Democracy and Income in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Panel Cointegration Analysis, Global Economy and Finance Journal, 5(1): 1-16

Sakyi, D. and Adams, S. (2012), Democracy, Government Spending, and Economic Growth: The Case of Ghana, 1960-2008, Margin: The Journal of Applied Economic Research, 6(3): 361-383

Sakyi, D. and Adams, S. (2012), Globalisation, Democracy, and Government Spending in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Panel Data, In Globalisation and Responsibility, Zlatan Delic (Ed.), InTech Press

Sakyi, D., Villaverde, J., Maza, A. and K. R. Chittedi, K. R. (2012), Trade Openness, Growth and Development: Evidence from Heterogeneous Panel Cointegration Analysis for Middle Income Countries, Cuadernos de Economia, Special Issue, 31(57): 21-40


Adu, G. and Marbuah, G. (2011), Determinants of Inflation in Ghana: An Empirical Investigation, South Africa Journal of Economics, 79(3): 251-269

Amporfu, E (2011), Private Hospital Accreditation and Inducement of Care under the Ghanaian National Insurance Scheme, Health Economics Review, 1(13)

Amporfu, E. (2011), Effect of the Relationship between Healthcare Utilization and Patient Characteristics on the Ghanaian National Health Insurance Scheme. The Case of Malaria in a Rural District Hospital, African Journal of Health Economics.

Dramani, J. B., and Tando, F. (2011), Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Import Prices: Evidence from Ghana, Africa Finance Journal, 1(13), 110-121.

Novignon, J., Mussa, R., Tinkhani M. and Nonvignon, J (2011), The Use of Non-prescription Medicine and Self-assessed Health: Evidence from Malawi. International Archives of Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 38.

Osei-Fosu, A. K. (2011), Evaluating the Impact of the Capitation Grant and the School Feeding Programme on Enrolment, Attendance and Retention in Schools: The Case of Weweso Circuit, Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 31, No. 3

Oteng-Abayie, E. F., Amanor, E. K., and Frimpong, J. M. (2011), The Measurement and Determinants of Economic Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions in Ghana: A Stochastic Frontier Approach. African Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 2, No. 2

Yusif, M. H., Ishak, Y. and Abu Hasan, S. (2011), Determinants of Students Academic Performance in Senior High Schools: A Binary Logistic Approach, Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 31, No. 3


Amporfu, E. (2010), Effect of User Fee on Patient's Welfare and Efficiency in a Two Tier Health Care Market, Health, 2(9) 1110-1119

Amporfu, E. (2010), Estimating the Effect of Early Discharge Policy on Readmission Rate. An Instrumental Variable Approach, Health, 2(5), 504-510

Amporfu, E. (2010), Incentive Effects of Government Mandated Cost Shifting, Journal of University of Science and Technology, 30(2)

Quartey, J. D. (2010), Chainsaw milling in Ghana: Assessing its Economic impact. In Wit, M., and Van Dam, K. (Eds.), Chainsaw milling: Supplier to local markets, Tropenbos International, Wageningen, The Netherlands, pp. 159 - 165.

Yusif, M. H., and Ishak, Y. (2010), A Critical Review of Recent Trends in Basic and Secondary Schools Enrolments in Ghana, Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 1

Yusif, M. H., Ishak, Y. and O. Zulkifly, O. (2010), Investigating the Effects of Macroeconomic Variables on Demand for University Education in Ghana, European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 13, Issue 3


Amporfu, E. (2009), The Gap between the Health Status of Rural and Urban Women in Ghana: A Case Study of Patients at a Mission Hospital in the Ashanti Region, Ghana Policy Journal, 2009, 3, 6-23


Amporfu, E. (2008), Quality Effect of Early Discharge of Maternity Patients. Does Hospital Specialization Matter? Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 2008, 11(2)

Osei-Fosu, A. K. (2008), Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative Fund Micro-credit for Poverty Reduction in Ghana: Panacea or a Mirage?, Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 28, No. 3

Oteng-Abayie, E., and Frimpong, J. M. (2008), Bivariate Causality Analysis between FDI Inflows and Economic Growth in Ghana, 1970-2002,International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Issue 2

Oteng-Abayie, E., and Frimpong, J. M. (2008), Aggregate Import Demand and Expenditure Component in Ghana: An Econometric Analysis,Journal of Social Sciences4(1): 1-6


Boateng, K. (2007), The Effect of International Crude Oil Prices on Inflation in Ghana, Oil and Gas Journal, Vol 12, No. 19


Quartey, J. D. (2006), Brighter Energy future for Ghana (Interview), African Review of Business and Technology (Magazine/Journal). Thomson Gale. 42(11), pp. 34.

Ofori-Abebrese, G. (2006), The ECO and the Development of West African Countries, Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 26, No.2


Boateng, K. (2005), Regulating Downstream Petroleum and Electricity Industries in Ghana: How to Avoid Averch-Jonson Effect, Journal of Economic Finance & Development, Vol 8


Amporfu, E. (1996), Labour Specification in Agricultural Productivity: A Critique’, Review of Human Factor Studies, 2(1): 109-119.


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