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Prof. Anthony Amoah


Ag. Dean of the School of Sustainable Development
School of Sustainable Development



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Anthony Amoah serves as an Associate Professor and the Ag. Dean of the School of Sustainable Development at the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD, Ghana). Prior to joining UESD, Anthony had served as the Head, Department of Economics for two consecutive terms and Ag. Dean (Ad hoc) for both the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the Graduate School, Central University. He can be described as an applied Development, Energy, Agriculture and Resource Economist. His main research interest is in economic valuation of energy, water and other natural resources. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK), after earning MA Economics (Thesis Option) and BA Arts (Economics/Law) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST, Ghana). In addition, he holds a Certificate in Sustainable Human Development from the Central European University & UNDP, Hungary.

Anthony’s teaching experiences has been earned from several universities. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses at several Universities including Central University (CU, Ghana), Methodist University College (MUCG, Ghana), University College of Management Studies (UCOMS, Ghana), Institute of Professional Studies (IPS, Ghana) now University of Professional Studies (UPS, Ghana), and the University of East Anglia (UEA, UK).

As an experienced academic and researcher, he serves on several other boards of educational institutes. Currently, he serves as the Council Chair for Palm Institute and is a reviewer and an assessor for some accredited academic institutions, international foundations as well as internationally reputable academic journals. He is a member of the Royal Economic Society, UK; The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE); International Water Resources Association (IWRA/IWA); Environment for Development (EFD); and Green Economists Institute (GEI).

Furthermore, Anthony has served as an EXCEED DAAD research scholar at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany and won several academic scholarships, some of which include GETFund Scholarship; award-winning academic paper in Development Finance by School of Economics, UEA, UK; 2014-15 Outstanding Contribution to the PGR Community, FASS-UEA, UK; Scholarship by the Turin School of Local Regulation, Turin, Italy; and 2019/2020 Best Scholarly Works, FASS-CU.

Finally, Anthony has won several funded research projects, presented academic papers at high profiled conferences, and published extensively in several peer-reviewed academic journals.


1. Amoah, A. Kwablah, E., Korle, K. Offei, D. (2020). Renewable Energy Consumption in Africa: The role of economic wellbeing and economic freedom. Journal of Energy, Sustainability and Society, Vol.10 (1), 1-17, Publisher: Springer.

2. Amoah, A. and Addoah, T (2020). Does Environmental Knowledge Drive Pro-Environmental Behaviour in a Developing Country? Evidence from a Households in Ghana. Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-020-00698-x.

3. Amaechina, E., Amoah, A., Amuakwa-Mensah, F., Amuakwa-Mensah, S., Bbaale, E., Bonilla, J. A., … & Madrigal-Ballestero, R. (2020). Policy Note: Policy responses to ensure access to water and sanitation services during COVID-19: Snapshots from the Environment for Development (EFD) network. Water Economics and Policy (WEP), 6(04), 1-14.

4. Amoah, A. (2020). Estimating Averting Expenditure in Domestic Water Use: Evidence from Ghana. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. Vol & Issue [ahead-of-print] International Water Association, UK.

5. Amoah, A., & Korle, K. (2020). Forest depletion in Ghana: the empirical evidence and associated driver intensities. Forestry Economics Review, Vol. & Issue [ahead-of-print], Publisher: Emerald.

6. Amoah A., & Amoah, B. (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown: A Buzz of Negativity with a Social Connectedness Silver Lining, Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, [Vol. Ahead-of-print], Emerald Publishing Limited 1026-4116 DOI 10.1108/JEAS-07-2020-0132.

7. Amoah, A. Korle, K., Asiama, R. (2020). Mobile Money as a Financial Inclusion Instrument: What are the determinants? International Journal of Social Sciences, Emerald,

8. Asiama, R. K., Amoah, A., & Ahiabor, G. (2020). Does mobile money business influence non-performing loans in the traditional banking sector? Evidence from Ghana. African Journal of Business and Economic Research, 15(4), 171-188.

9. Korle, K., Amoah, A., Hughes, G., Pomeyie, P., & Ahiabor, G. (2020). Investigating the role of disaggregated economic freedom measures and FDI on human development in Africa. Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Vol. & Issue [ahead-of-print], Publisher: Emerald.

10. Tetteh, J.E and Amoah, A. (2020). Stock Market Performance:
Is the weather a border in the tropics? Evidence from Ghana. Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Vol. & Issue [ahead-of-print], Publisher: Emerald.

11. Amoah, A., Ferrini, S., & Schaafsma, M. (2019). Electricity outages in Ghana: Are contingent valuation estimates valid? Energy Policy, 135, 110996.

12. Hagan, E., & Amoah, A. (2019). Foreign direct investment and economic growth nexus in Africa. African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, Vol. 11 (1). Pp 1-17. Publisher: Emerald.

13. Tetteh, J. E., Adenutsi, D. E., & Amoah, A. (2019). The Determinants of Stock Market Return in Ghana: FMOLS and DOLS Approaches. IUP Journal of Applied Finance, 25(4).

14. Ahiabor, G. & Amoah, A. (2019). Examining the effect of real effective exchange rate volatility on economic growth: Evidenced from Ghana. J. of Economics and Economic Education Research, 20 (1), 1-14.

15. Amoah, A., Okantey, P. C., Hughes, G., & Fayorsey, C. K. (2019). Economics of bride-wealth-effect on sustainable marriage, a blessing or a curse? – The contemporary Southern Ghana context. International Journal of Gender Studies in Developing Societies, 3(2), 180-195. Publisher: Inderscience.

16. Tetteh, J. E., Adenutsi, D. E., & Amoah, A. (2019). Macroeconomic Determinants of Stock Market Volatility in Ghana and Nigeria. Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, 14(2).

17. Amoah, A. Hughes, G. & Pomeyie, P. (2018). Environmental consciousness and choice of bulb for lighting in a developing country. Energy, Sustainability and Society Journal, 8 (1), 8-17 Publisher: Springer.

18. Amoah, A. (2018). Is access to reliable improved water a determinant of urban rental values? Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 19 (3), 306-322. Publisher: Inderscience.

19. Asiama, R. K., & Amoah, A. (2018). Non-performing loans and monetary policy dynamics in Ghana. African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, Vol.10 (1). Publisher: Emerald.

20. Amuakwa-Mensah, F., Klege, R., Adom, Kofi P., Amoah, A., & Hagan, E. (2018). Unveiling the energy saving role of banking performance in Sub-Sahara Africa” Energy Economics, 74, 828-842. Publisher: Sciencedirect.

21. Amoah, A., Larbi Adu, D., Offei, D., & Panin, A. (2017). In Gov we trust: less we pay for improved electricity supply in Ghana, Energy, Sustainability and Society Journal, 7 (29), 1-9. Publisher: Springer.

22. Amoah, A. (2017). Demand for domestic water from an innovative borehole system in rural Ghana: stated and revealed preference approaches. Water Policy Journal, 19 (1), 46–68.

23. Amoah A., Dorm-Adzobu, C. & Ampomah, B (Accepted, in press). Review of Rainwater Harvesting Policies in Ghana: Lessons for Developing Countries, International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making. Publisher: Inderscience.

24. Mensah, J. T., Marbuah, G., & Amoah, A. (2016). “Energy demand in Ghana: A disaggregated analysis”. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 53, 924-35. Publisher: Elsevier.

25. Mensah, J.T.; Adu, G.; Amoah, A.; Abrokwa, K.; & Adu, J. (2016). What drives structural transformation in sub-Saharan Africa? African Development Review 28 (2), 157–169.

26. Acikgoz, B., Amoah, A., & Yılmazer, M. (2016). Economic freedom and growth: A panel cointegration approach. Panoeconomicus Journal, 63(5), 541-562.

27. Kwablah, E., Amoah, A., & Panin, A. (2014). The impact of foreign aid on national income in Ghana: a test for long-run equilibrium. African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development, 3 (3), 215-236. Publisher: Inderscience

Amoah, A. (2018). Free trade does not increase wealth and prosperity equally, p.152-161; In Globalization, Book edited by Bae, Yea Jee and published by Greenhaven Publishing LLC, New York, USA.

1. Amoah, A. (2016). Are we ready for a repeat of financial crisis? Norwich Economic Papers Series Vol. 14, Norwich, UK.

2. Mensah, Justice Tei; Adu, George; Amoah, Anthony; Abrokwa, Kennedy; and Adu, Joseph. (2016-02). “What drives structural transformation in sub-Saharan Africa, School of Economics Working Papers Series, UEA, UK.

3. Amoah, A. & Moffatt, P.G. (2017-01). Estimating demand for reliable piped-water services in urban ghana: an application of competing valuation approaches. School of Economics Working Papers Series, UEA, UK.

4. Amuakwa-Mensah, F., Klege, R., Adom, Kofi P., Amoah, A., & Hagan, E. (2018). Unveiling the energy saving role of banking performance in Sub-Sahara Africa” Working Paper Series XXXX, South Africa..