IPO WELCOMES NEW DEAN
Life is full of seasons of change. In this season there has been a changing of the guard--I leave this office and Professor Eric Osei-Assibey takes over as the new Dean. It has been a pleasure to serve as Acting Dean in this office this past year. I have enjoyed engaging with our international students, partners, and coordinators of our partner university programmes at UG.
On behalf of the staff of the International Programmes Office I welcome Prof. Osei-Assibey as he joins the team to continue working with all of you, our students and partners, to make our relationships even stronger and more exciting. I know you will accord him the same support that you offered me. - Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo
Below you will find a profile of the new Dean of International Programmes.
Professor Eric Osei-Assibey is an Associate Professor of Economics, University of Ghana, and a former Head of the Department of Distance Education of the same University. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Accra and a Non-resident Research Fellow at the CEQ Institute, Tulane University, USA. Prof. Osei-Assibey holds a PhD in Development Economics from, Nagoya University. He is a Post-Graduate Scholar at the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) at Brown University, USA, where he studied ‘Development and Inequality in the Global South’.
Professor Osei-Assibey’s research interests are in monetary policy, banking regulations and financial inclusion issues. He is also an expert in development macroeconomic and fiscal policy issues, international finance issues, poverty and social protection issues. He has published extensively in leading international journals such as the Saving and Development Journal, Journal of Financial Economic Policy, International Journal of Finance and Economics, International Journal of Financial Services Management, Journal of International Development, Journal of Economic Studies, Review of Development Economics, The Development Journal, International Journal of Social Economics, etc.
Professor Osei-Assibey has consulted for many government agencies and international organizations, including government agencies such as the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade and Industry, National Development Planning Agency, Ghana Statistical Service etc., and for development partners including UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, the World Bank, ECOWAS Commission, GIZ, IFPRI, Oxfam, GOGIG (DFID), ActionAid, Compassion Inc. etc., as well as corporate firms such as the Pricewatercoopers (PwC) and commercial banks.
He is a member of the International Banking, Economics and Finance Association (IBEFA), USA and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) network, Kenya, as well as, an eminent member and lead Subject Matter Expert of Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management (CISCM). He is also a Visiting Professor in many universities outside Ghana and serves on a number of boards within and outside the University, a board member of Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) and Callens Solutions Plc. Professor Osei-Assibey also chairs the National Technical Committee on Good Financial Grant Practice and a member of the University of Ghana Superannuation Board as well as Legon Hall Council. He is currently an International Ambassador for the Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan.