Jacob Novignon

Dr. Jacob Novignon is a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He currently teaches public finance and advanced microeconomics. Dr. Novignon holds a PhD (Economics) degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Master’s degree from the University of Malawi. His research interests include health financing, efficiency of health systems, poverty and vulnerability. His current research activities are on (1) understanding financial incentives for socioeconomic related inequalities in health care utilization in Ghana, (2) Heterogeneous impact of health insurance and health shocks on economic outcomes (3) Impact of agricultural input subsidies and child nutritional outcomes (4) Youth unemployment in Africa. Dr. Novignon has served as a research fellow at various institutions including the African Development Bank, UNICEF and Aarhus University School of Public Health. He has also served as a consultant for various local and international organizations on different development issues.

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Fields of specialization

Gender & women’s empowerment, Poverty and inequality , Health and nutrition, Impacts of government programs, Fiscal policy


Title Country Themes
Understanding youth entrepreneurship in Benin: the role of microcredit uptake and entrepreneur capacity building Benin Youth and children , Entrepreneurship , Financial inclusion


Dr Jacob Novignon
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Department of Economics

Contact information:

PMB, Economics Department, KNUST, Kumasi
T: +233242586462

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