Who Am I

Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Asare is a Lecturer in the Operations and Management Information Systems Dept of the University of Ghana Business SchoolSnr. Adjunct Lecturer in Lancaster University, Assoc Fellow Warwick University and Visiting Prof. in Stellenbosch University Business School. He is an operations researcher/management scientist, economist and business entrepreneur. Formerly of the Economics Dept & WBS of The University of Warwick and a lecturer in Economics and Operations Research in GIMPA Business School. Kwaku specializes in operational research & management science techniques (including Data Envelopment Analysis), stochastic frontier econometrics, energy economics and their applications to decision making units (DMUs), including financial institutions, oil & gas, electricity, DMUs in education, sport, agriculture, fast food restaurants and government depts. His interest also expands to Corporate Social Responsibility, game theory & industrial economics. Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Asare is also a Diamond Associate (entrepreneur) of the Glutathione Company. He believes that one cannot depend on a single source of income but may venture into a business to generate residual returns. 

Kwaku supervises masters & PhD students' theses. He can supervise students whose research interests tie with his own. He completed his PhD in Warwick University in Warwick Business School where he employed theories of microeconomics and Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to develop Malmquist productivity change indices to address efficiency and dynamic productivity issues, with particular emphasis on banking. He holds a masters degree (with distinction) in Economics and Finance from Loughborough University and BA (Hons) Economics (1st class) from the University of Ghana-Legon

He publishes and reviews papers in Energy EconomicsInternational Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance, OMEGAJournal of African Business,The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, European Journal of Operational ResearchJournal of Productivity Analysis , Economics and Business LettersAfrican Journal of Business Management, International Journal of Managerial Finance and the International Transactions in Operational Research.  

Recently, emanating from his entrepreneurial business engagements, he recently researches into Medicinal Chemistry with Explicit Emphasis on Glutathione Enhancement through RiboCeine as well as the value of entrepreneurship and referral marketing. 

During his passtime, he engages in soccer, movies, instrumental & classical music and research.


  1. Ohene-Asare, K., Turkson, C., and Afful-Dadzie, A. (2017), “Multinational Operation, Ownership and Efficiency differences in the International Oil and Gas Industry”, Energy Economics, 68, 303–312 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2017.10.006  
  2. Ohene-Asare, K., Mensah, L. & Abakah, E. (2017), Non-Linear Approach to Random Walk Test in Selected African Countries, International Journal of Managerial Finance (IJMF-10-2017-0235.R1)
  3. Abdul Latif Alhassan Kwaku Ohene-Asare, (2016),"Competition and bank efficiency in emerging markets: empirical evidence from Ghana", African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, Vol. 7 Iss 2 pp. 268 - 288
  4. Ohene-Asare, K. and Asmild M., (2012) ‘Banking efficiency analysis under corporate social responsibilities’, International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.146–171
  5. Ohene-Asare, K., and Turkson, C. (2017), “Total-factor energy efficiency and productivity of ECOWAS states: A slacks-based measure with bad outputs”, Journal of African Business (under review)
  6. Ohene-Asare, K. and Turkson, C. (2017), “Dealing with Infeasibility in DEA: A comparison of Malmquist and Biennial Malmquist Indices”, Journal of Productivity Analysis (submitted) 
  7. Ohene-Asare, K. and Turkson, C. (2017), “Inter Group Performance of Oil Producing Countries: A Meta-and Global Frontier Analysis”, International Journal of Energy Sector Management (under review)
  8. Ohene-Asare, K. and Turkson, C. (2017), “Dynamic Cost Productivity and Economies of Scale of Ghanaian Insurers” The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice (under review)
  9. Stephen Yalley, Kwaku Ohene-Asare; Simon Harvey (2017), “Corruption and Productivity in Africa”, Journal of Development Economics (under review)
  10. Benjamin Amoah, Godfred A. Bokpin, Anthony. Q.Q. Aboagye, Kwaku Ohene-Asare (2017), “Drivers Of Income Diversification In Credit Unions: Do Size, Resource, Liquidity And Risk Matter?”, Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management (under review)
  11. Benjamin Amoah, Godfred A. Bokpin, Anthony. Q.Q. Aboagye, Kwaku Ohene-Asare (2017),Technical Efficiency: The Pathway to Credit Union Cost Efficiency?”, Managerial Finance (under review)