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Research Fellow, United Nations University

Michael Danquah is a Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER and a visiting Research Fellow at the Transfer Project. He is also a Researcher for the International Growth Centre (IGC), Ghana. Previously, he worked at the Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon. His 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.

Michael’s research has been published in journals such as Energy Economics, Small Business Economics, Empirical Economics, Economic Modelling, Review of Development Economics, Journal of International Development, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, among others.

He has been awarded the Most Promising Young Scholar and Best Researcher in the School of Social Sciences, University of Ghana.

Michael has also been interviewed by the BBC World Service on poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa.


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    Research Fellow, United Nations University