A panel consisting of three presenters from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and two discussants from the University of Ghana converged at the conference facility of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, ISSER, University of Ghana on Wednesday May 9, 2018 to discuss the implications for Ghana of the just-released World Economic and Financial Surveys, Regional Economic Outlook.

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On Tuesday 17th April 2018, Mr. Asaah Sumaila Mohammed, a PhD student in Development Studies in our Institute, passed his PhD Viva.

His topic, Actors and Strategies in Negotiation for Local Benefits in Ghana’s Oil and Gas Sector, focused on the dynamics of local level actors in Ghana’s oil and gas sectors.

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Prof Augustin Kwasi Fosu, Professor of Economics, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana, has won the prestigious Elsevier Atlas Award.

His research paper, published in 2017 in the journal Research in Economics titled ‘Growth, inequality, and poverty reduction in developing countries: Recent global evidence,’ emerged the winner of all published research works across Elsevier’s 1,800 journals.

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On Thursday 8th March 2018 at the Swiss Spirit Hotel in Accra, the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, in collaboration with the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peace-building (CCDP), of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, held a one-day stakeholder workshop on a project aimed at identifying ways of gathering information on illicit financial flows in Ghana and of studying trends world-wide.

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Mrs. Theodora Akweley Asiamah successfully defended her PhD dissertation titled Trends and Determinants of Household Use of Financial Services in Ghana on Thursday 1st March 2018, at the School of Graduate Studies, University of Ghana.  

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At a brief ceremony on Thursday 1st March 2018, at the foreground of the ISSER Conference facility, ISSER donated two of its vehicles in use to the College of Humanities and the School of Graduate Studies. The College of Humanities received the Ford Everest XLT and the School of Graduate Studies got the Ford Ranger 4x4 Pickup.

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The PhD Office at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana, has organised a mock PhD Viva for Mrs. Theodora Akweley Asiamah in preparation for her scheduled defence at the Graduate School on Thursday, 1st March, 2018.

We wish her great success in her oral delivery on Thursday!!

The former President of Ghana, Mr John Agyekum Kufuor, and the Director of ISSER, Prof Felix Ankomah Asante, have given thumps-up to the authors of an insightful book on cocoa titled, The Cocoa Coast: The Board-Managed Cocoa Sector in Ghana.

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