I am a development economist, and a Research Fellow at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economist Research (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki, Finland. At UNU–WIDER, I serve as co-focal point for two ambitious projects (transforming livelihoods in the informal sector and Varieties of structural transformation - macro drivers, wage inequality, and labour market outcomes) within the new UNU-WIDER research programme, 2019–23.
I am also a visiting Research Fellow at The Transfer Project and a Researcher for the International Growth Centre (IGC), Ghana. Previously, I worked at the Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon. My research interest is in economic development in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily focusing on issues such as informality, inequality and poverty reduction, and productivity growth among others.
My research has been published in journals such as Empirical Economics, Economic Modelling, Review of Development Economics, African Development Review, Journal of International Development, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, among others.
I have been awarded the Most Promising Young Scholar and Best Researcher in the School of Social Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon. I have also been interviewed by BBC World Service on poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa.