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The Study and Practice of Economics in Ghana

  • L. Boakye-Yiadom 4 ,
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  • Abena D. Oduro 4  
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Against the backdrop of developments in the Ghanaian economy and the evolution of economics as a discipline, this chapter traces the evolution of the study and practice of economics in Ghana. The major thematic areas are the teaching of economics at the University of Ghana, economic research in Ghana, and economic policy-making. Under the theme of the teaching of economics at the University of Ghana, the chapter assesses the changes in the programmes of the Department of Economics, what motivated the changes, and the challenges of teaching economics in Ghana. Regarding economic research, we focus on the patterns, trends, and underlying factors. We also highlight constraints to economic research in Ghana, as well as the enhanced opportunities. The third thematic area examines the relationship between researchers in economics and policy-makers. This is done by examining the available institutional framework for facilitating such a relationship and the relevance of economic research to policy-makers.

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Philip Kofi Adom is an Associate Professor of economics at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He is currently a Senior Research Fellow of the Environment for Development (EfD), Sweden, Sustainable Energy Transition Initiative (SETI – Duke University/ Universidad de Concepción, in Chile ), and the GIMPA-PURC Center of Excellence in Regulation (GIPCER). Prof Adom is a previous Research Fellow of the City University of Hong Kong, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), and the African Economic and Research Consortium (AERC). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, an MPhil in Economics (University of Ghana), and a First class BEd in Social Sciences [Economics major] (University of Cape Coast). His early years of education were at Kumasi Anglican High School (KASS) and St. Theresa’s R/C Junior High School all in Kumasi, Ghana. Prof Adom provides consulting services on energy services, climate change, and development for the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) - Abidjan, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) - Canada, and the Centre for Global Development (CGD) - USA. He has won research grants from the Swedish Development Agency, AfDB, IDRC, UNICEF, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Startup Grant from the City University of Hong Kong, Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA), Shell Energy Foundation, AERC, and Browaldh Foundation, Handelsbanken (Sweden) among others. Prof. Adom is currently a member of SETI and Emission Pricing for Development (EPfD) [EfD, Sweden and Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Germany ]. He is listed in the African Scientist Directory[ASSAF] ( ) and his research is ranked among the top 5 percent scholars in the field of Economics and Econometrics in Africa by Research Publication in Economics [REPEc] ( ) and World Scientist and University ranking ( ) . Prof. Adom has published widely on the trilogy of Energy, Environment and Development in top-tier academic journals, such as World Development, Resource and Energy Economics, The Energy Journal, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Applied Economics, Empirical Economics, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Journal of Environmental Management, Renewable Energy, Water and Resource Economics, Environment and Development Economics and International Journal of Manpower amongst others. He has graduated three PhD students and several other master level students. Prof Adom is also a philanthropist.





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Adom, P.K. (2018). The long-run effects of political regimes and economic openness on energy intensity. African Development Review , 30(4): 399-409.

Sarkodie S.A., Adom, P.K . (2018). Determinants of energy consumption in Kenya: A NIPALS Approach. Energy, 159: 696-705.

Adom, P.K ., Minlah, M.K., Adams, S. (2018). Impact of renewable energy (hydro) on electricity prices in Ghana: A tale of the short- and long-run. Energy Strategy Reviews, 20: 163-178.  

Adom, P.K., Djahini-Afawoubo, D.M., Mustapha, S.A., Fankem, S.G., Rifkatu, N. (2018). Does FDI moderate the role of Public R&D in accelerating Agricultural Production in Africa? African Journal of Economics and Management Studies, 9(3): 290-304.   

Adom, P.K ., Agradi M., Barnor C. (2018).  Road Transport Energy Demand in West Africa: A test of the Consumer-tolerable Price hypothesis? International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 37(10): 919 – 940 .

Amuakwa-Mensah, F., Adom, P.K. (2017). Quality of institution and the FEG (Forest, Energy Intensity & Globalization)-Environment relationships in sub-Saharan Africa. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24: 17455–17473 .        

Adom, P.K ., Insaidoo, M., Minlak M.K., Abdul-Mumuni, A. (2017). Does Renewable Energy concentration increase the variance in Electricity Prices in Africa? Renewable Energy, 107(C): 81100.  

Adom, P.K. (2017). The long-run price sensitivity dynamics of industrial and residential electricity demand: the impact of deregulating electricity prices. Energy Economics, 62: 43-60.   

Adam, S., Adom, P.K ., Klobodu M.K.E. (2016). Urbanization, regime type, durability, and environmental degradation in Ghana. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23: 825-839.   

Adom, P.K ., Amuakwa-Mensah, F. (2016). What drives the energy saving role of FDI and industrialization in East Africa. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 65: 925-942.

Adom, P.K ., Bekoe, W., Quartey G., Barnor C., Amakye K. (2016). Impact of market-based policies and external fiscal discipline on Ghana’s inflation. Review of Development Economics, 20(4): 794816.  

Adom, P.K ., Amakye, K., Barnor C., Quartey G., Bekoe, W. (2016). Shift in demand elasticities, road energy forecast, and the persistence profile of shocks. Economic Modelling, 55: 189-206.

Adom, P.K. (2016). The transition between energy efficient and energy inefficient states in Cameroon. Energy Economics, 54: 248-262.

Adom, P.K. (2015). Asymmetric effects of energy intensity determinants in Nigeria. Energy Economics, 49: 570-580 .

Adom, P.K. (2015). Determinants of energy intensity in South Africa: Testing for structural effects in parameters.  Energy, 89 (9): 334-346.

Adom, P.K. (2015). Business cycle and Economic-wide energy intensity: The implications for energy conservation policy in Algeria. Energy, 88(8): 334350 .   

Adom P.K ., Amakye, K., Barnor C., Quartey G. (2015). The long run impact of idiosyncratic and common shocks on industry output in Ghana. OPEC Energy Review, 39(1): 17-52 .

Adom, P.K., Zumah, F., Mubarik A.M., Ntodi, A.B., Darko C.N. (2015). Analysing inflation dynamics in Ghana. African Development Review, 27(1): 113 .

Adom P.K., Kwakwa P.A. (2014). Effects of changing trade structure and technical characteristics of the manufacturing sector on energy intensity in Ghana. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 35C: 475-483 .

Adom, P.K. (2014) . Determinants of food availability and access in Ghana: what can we learn beyond the regression results? Studies in Agricultural Economics, 116 (3): 153-164.    

Adom, P.K. (2014). Determination of Spatial Integration and substitution of foreign rice for local rice in Ghana. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics, XVII (2): 49-64. http:// dx,doi.or/10.15414/raae.2014.17.02.49-64      

Adom, P.K. (2014). Commodity-specific Spatial Integration, Inter-commodity integration and Substitution between maize and sorghum in Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Economics, 2: 49-76 .    / http://dx/

Mensah T.J., Adom P.K., Berko P.J. (2014). Does automation improve stock market efficiency? Evidence from Ghana.  African Review of Economics and Finance, 6 (1): 69-101 .

Adom P.K. (2013). Time‐Varying Analysis of Aggregate Electricity Demand in Ghana: A Rolling Analysis. OPEC Energy Review, 37(1): 63-80 .

Adom, P.K., Bekoe, W. (2013). Modeling electricity demand in Ghana revisited: the role of policy regime changes. Energy Policy, 61: 42-50.  

Adom, P.K., Bekoe, W., Amuakwa-Mensah, F., Mensah, J.T., Botchway, E. (2012). Carbon dioxide emissions, economic growth, industrial structure, and technical efficiency: Empirical evidence from Ghana, Senegal, and Morocco on the causal dynamics. Energy, 47(1): 314–325 .  

Adom, P.K., Bekoe, W. (2012). Conditional dynamic forecast of electrical energy consumption requirements in Ghana by 2020: A comparison of ARDL and PAM. Energy, 44(1); 367–380 .    

Adom, P.K., Bekoe, W., Akoena S.K.K. (2012). Modelling aggregate domestic electricity demand in Ghana: An autoregressive distributed lag bounds cointegration approach. Energy Policy, 42: 530-537.


Yorke, S.M., Adom, P.K., Ng, A. (2023). Scaling renewable energy capacities for sustainability in Africa: Cases of innovative financing options. Forthcoming in Taylor and Francis Book series.

Iddrisu, K., Adom, P.K ., Ibrahim, J.M., Karimu, A. (2023). Economics of downstream oil and gas project, risk, and decision analysis. In: Abor, J.Y., Karimu, A., Brannlund, R. (eds) The economics of the oil and gas industry: Emerging markets and developing economies. (n.d.). (n.p.): Taylor and Francis.

Amuakwa-Mensah F., Adom, P.K., Amin Karimu, A., Jabir Ibrahim Mohammed, J.I. (2023), Brief actionable research agenda on: Infrastructure. Funded by IDRC-CRDI, Canada.

P.K. Adom , A. Karimu, F. Amuakwa-Mensah, and J.B. Mohammed (2023). A research agenda for low carbon transition and gender equity in the Global South (Infrastructure). IDRC-CRDI Funded, Canada.  

P.K. Adom ., K. Jammeh, and J. Oduor (2022), An Outlook Of Energy Demand, Supply And Cost In Tanzania, Working Paper Series N° 370, African Development Bank, Abidjan, Côte D’ivoire.

Jantuah B.S., Adom P.K . (2020). Determination of Asymmetries and Market Integration in the Electricity and Crude Oil Markets. In: Shahbaz M., Balsalobre-Lorente D. (eds) Econometrics of Green Energy Handbook. Springer, Cham.  

Bentil A.M., Adom P.K . (2020) Renewable Energy—Economic Growth Nexus: Addressing Potential Issues of Endogeneity and the Precision of the Long-Run Relationship. In: Shahbaz M., Balsalobre-Lorente D. (eds) Econometrics of Green Energy Handbook. Springer, Cham.  

Adom P.K ., Kwakwa P.A. (2019) Does Technological Progress Provide a Win–Win Situation in Energy Consumption? The Case of Ghana. In: Shahbaz M., Balsalobre D. (eds) Energy and Environmental Strategies in the Era of Globalization. Green Energy and Technology (pp.363385). Springer, Cham.  

Adom, P. K. (2016). Energy demand management in selected African Countries. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, . ISBN: 978-91-576-8547-6

Adom, P. K. (2011). Energy demand in Ghana: A case study of the electricity sub-sector. African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and University of Ghana,



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Godwin Ansah, “Public sector performance and Knowledge exchange in the Ghanaian agriculture sector: the role of social innovation ”, Co-Supervisor, GIMPA, Ghana, JULY, 2022, Graduated. 

Alex Anlesinya, “Critical sustainability perspectives on strategic talent management: A multi-level and multi-method Analysis”, Co-supervisor, Business School, University of Ghana, JULY, 2022, Graduated.

Mawunyo Prosper Agradi, “Essays on Energy Efficiency, Remittances and Development Outcomes' Nexus in Africa” , Lead Supervisor , University of Insubria, Varese, Italy, MAY, 2022, Graduated

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