Nkechi Owoo

Nkechi S. Owoo (PhD) is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Ghana. Currently on Sabbatical, she is based at the World Bank’s Development Economics Research Group (DECRG) in Washington DC. Among other affiliations, she is a Research Fellow at local and international organisations such as the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) in Nairobi, Kenya; Population Institute in Washington DC; as well as the African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research (ACEIR) and the Environment for Development (EfD) institute, both in Accra, Ghana. She has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at Cornell University and the University of Michigan, both in the US, as well as the University of Pretoria in South Africa and the University of Bristol in the UK. She currently represents the Africa region on the Governing Board of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) based in France and is an Invited Researcher with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL). Prof Owoo has been featured as part of the International Economic Association’s (IEA) Featured Economist series, as well as JPAL’s African Scholar Spotlight blog series. She has also been a resource person for the World Bank, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), as well as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Her research focuses on spatial econometrics, health and demographic economics, poverty and inequality, gender economics, as well as climate change and environmental sustainability, and she has published articles in notable peer-reviewed journals such as Oxford Development StudiesFeminist EconomicsJournal of International DevelopmentJournal of Demographic Economics, among others. She received her Masters and PhD in Economics from Clark University, Massachusetts, in 2009 and 2012, respectively

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Fields of specialization

Climate change


Title Country Themes
Review of Youth Employment Policies and their Impact in Ghana Ghana Labour markets and employment , Youth and children
Empirical review of Youth Employment Policies in Ghana Ghana Labour markets and employment , Youth and children


Professor Nkechi Owoo
Associate Professor
University of Ghana
Department of Economics

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