Robert Darko Osei
InstitutionUniversity of Ghana
Robert Osei is a Research Fellow in the Economics division of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), of the University of Ghana, Accra. Before joining ISSER, he lectured at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) also in Accra. Robert, in the past worked full time as a research associate with the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT) of the school of economics at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has also lectured and tutored various courses in economics at the University of Nottingham, the University of Warwick and the Cardiff Business School. His research interest covers a range of economic policy concerns, mainly capital flows (both private and official), fiscal policy issues, poverty, trade and development, natural resource economics and social security in Ghana. Robert was part of the team that developed the MCA-Ghana program, as the lead economist. He is currently part of a team from ISSER developing a micro-simulation model for Ghana as part of an effort by the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (WIDER/UNU) to build capacity in the use of such models for policy analysis in Africa. His recent research is in the areas of microfinance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Robert did his first degree in Economics at the University of Ghana. He then went to Warwick University, UK, to do his M.Sc. in Quantitative Development Economics. Robert’s PhD Thesis which is titled “Aid, Trade, and Growth in Ghana”, was obtained from the University of Nottingham.
- Integrated Tamale Fruit Company: Organic Mangoes Improving Livelihoods for the Poor
- Linking Traditional Banking with Modern Finance: Barclays Microbanking - Susu Collectors Initiative
- Sanofi-aventis: Fighting Sleeping Sickness in Africa
- Toyola Charcoal Stove: Improving the Environment and Health of the Poor in Ghana