Dr. Kofi Kamasa

ACADEMIC DEGREES EARNED

1. PhD Economics, 2018

2. MPhil Economics, 2013

2. B.Ed Social Sciences, 2008

 

INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED

1. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (2014 - 2018)

2. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (2011 - 2013)

3. University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana (2004 - 2008)

 

PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP

1. Member, University Teachers Association of Ghana: (2014 - date)

2. Member, Association of Certified Chartered Economist: (2010 - date)

3. Research Fellow, Institute for Education Studies (IFEST): (2016 - date)

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

1. International Finance & Trade

2. Monetary & Financial Economics

3. Public Finance

4. Macroeconomics

5. Applied Econometrics

 

ACADEMIC RANKS HELD

1. Lecturer: (January 2017 - date)

2. Assistant Lecturer: (2014 - 2016)

 

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Postgraduate

1. Monetary Economics

2. International Finance

3. Quantitative Methods

4. Business Economics and Statistics

5. Managerial Economics

6. Quantitative Finance and Financial Markets

 

Undergraduate

1. Principles of Economics

2. Public Relations

3. Ethics in Science

4. Managerial Skills

5. Entrepreneurial Skills

6. Principles of Management

 

OTHER PROFESSIONALLY RELATED EXPERIENCE

1. Research Fellow, Institute for Education Studies (IFEST), 2016 - date

2. Graduate Teacher in Economics, St. Augustine's SHS, Bogoso Ghana Education Service, 2009 - 2014

3. Ghana Education Service (GES) Rank Held: Principal Superintendent, 2009 - 2014

4. Staff Secretary, St. Augustine's Senior High School, Bogoso, 2010 - 2014

5. Supervisor, 2010 Population and Housing Census; September - October 2010

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATION

1. Bonuedi, I., Kamasa, K. & Boateng, E. (2019), “The Growth Effects of Bulging Economically Active Population in Sub-Saharan Africa: Do Institutions Matter?”, African Development Review, 31(1)

2. Kamasa, K., Adu, G. & Oteng-Abayie, E.F. (2019), “Business Environment and Firms’ Decisions to Evade Taxes: Evidence from Ghana”, African Journal of Business and Economic Research, 14(1): 135 – 155

3. Kamasa, K., Adu, G. & Oteng-Abayie, E.F. (2019), “Tax Compliance in Sub-Saharan Africa: How Important are Non-Pecuniary Factors?”, African Journal of Economic Review, 7(1): 154 - 175

4. Amankwah, G., Ofori-Abebrese, G. & Kamasa, K. (2018), "An Empirical Analysis of the Sustainability of Public Debt in Ghana", Theoretical Economics Letters, 8(11): 20 - 38

5. Ofori-Abebrese, G., Kamasa, K. & Pickson, R.B. (2016), "Investigating the Nexus between Stock Exchange and Economic Growth in Ghana", British Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences, 11(2): 122 - 135

6. Kamasa, K. & Ofori-Ababrese, G. (2015), "Wagner or Keynes for Ghana? Government Expenditure and Economic Growth Dynamics: A "VAR" Approach", Journal of Reviews on Global Economics, 4: 177 - 183

7.Ofori-Abebrese., G., and Kamasa, K. (2013). "Do Financial Sector Reforms Promote Private Sector Investment?" The Case of Ghana", International Journal of Research in Commerce, Economics and Management, 3(9): 129 - 136

 

RECORD OF SERVICE - UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

1. Examinations Officer, Faculty of Integrated Management Sciences, UMaT, August 2017 - date

2. Examinations Officer, Department of Management Studies, UMaT, August 2017 - date

3. Member, Committee for Position Paper towards "Ghana Beyond Aid", June - July 2018

4. Faculty Representative, Library Committee, September 2017 - date

5. Member/Secretary, Committee on Reviewing of Existing Welfare Documents of UTAG - UMaT, February 2018

 

OTHER ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

1. Reviewer, African Development Review

2. Reviewer, SAGE Open

3. Reviewer, Journal of Reviews on Global Economics