Edgar Cooke

Edgar is a lecturer in the Business Administration Department at Ashesi University, Ghana. He teaches microeconomics, macroeconomics and international trade and policy to undergraduate students in his institution. His principal research interests are in the areas of poverty, inequality, economic growth and international trade. He is also interested in the application of microeconometric and macroeconometric methods and tools in studying interesting research questions in his areas of interest. He received his PhD degree in Economics and his Master's degree in International Economics from the University of Sussex in the UK. He also holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics from the University of Ghana. Over the past decade he has gained considerable experience in the area of poverty and inequality by working on projects sponsored by PEP and UNICEF on household poverty and inequality studies. Much of the experience has also been gained from working with team members with vast experience in analysing the various aspects of poverty and inequality.

Fields of specialization

Poverty and inequality , Labour markets and employment, Globalization and trade


Title Country Themes
Simulations of policy responses and interventions to promote inclusive adaptation to and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in Ghana Ghana Health and nutrition


Dr Edgar Cooke
Ashesi University

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