Dr. Adu Owusu Sarkodie comes from Bohyen a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He was born on 29th August, 1984. He had his basic and secondary – both junior and senior, education at Peter’s Educational Centre in Kumasi. He then continued to pursue his tertiary education at the University of Ghana, Legon where he graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (major) with Sociology (minor). After his National Service, he went on to obtain a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree in Economics at the University of Ghana. As part of his master’s programme, he participated in the Joint Facility for Electives (JFE) Programmes in Kenya, sponsored by African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). In 2012, he was appointed an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon.
Between 2014 and 2018, Dr. Sarkodie had his PhD in Economics. It was a collaborative PhD Development Economics programme between the University of Ghana and the United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Helsinki, Finland. While writing his PhD Thesis, he had his experiential training with the Institute for Fiscal Studies where he worked as an Economist between 2015 and 2017.
Dr. Sarkodie has received an intensive training on Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach in Italy and Switzerland. He has also been trained on Stochastic General Equilibrium Modelling from the Bank of Ghana. Currently, he is a Lecturer at the Department of Economics - University of Ghana, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
His teaching and research are centred on Microeconomics, Development Economics, Health Economics, and Public Finance. He has scholarly papers in Development Economics, Health Economics, and Public Finance published to his credit.
Dr. Adu Owusu Sarkodie has been having media engagements on the National Budget and other Economic issues with media stations across the country and beyond.