I am a Labour Market Economist at the OECD. I have recently completed an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Oxford University, where I continue to be an academic visitor in the Department of Economics (Centre for the Study of African Economies) and a research associate at Keble College. I hold a PhD in Economics from Oxford University.  

In 2011 I was awarded a Junior Fellowship by the Royal Economic Society and the Luca d'Agliano award by Centro Studi Luca d'AglianoBetween 2009 and 2010 I was affiliated to the École Normale Supérieure, part of the Paris School of Economics. In 2008 I completed the MPhil Economics at Oxford and I hold a BSc (Hons) Economics degree from the University College London (2006). In 2001 I was awarded a scholarship to attend the United World College of the Adriatic (Italy).

Since June 2009 I have collaborated with researchers from several international institutions, including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Paris School of Economics and the Overseas Development Institute, mainly focusing on African labour markets. My previous work experiences include the UK Independent Commission on Banking, NERA Economic Consulting and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (London). 


From 2009 to 2013, I held a stipendiary lectureship at St Catherine's College (Oxford), where I taught Development Economics and Macroeconomics. My teaching experience includes designing the Macroeconomics course for undergraduate students at Oxford University, in collaboration with Prof. Sir John Vickers.

I am a founding member of the think-tank Fonderia Oxford.


  Kumasi, 2008