Dr. William Baah-Boateng

IIAS Fellows
Fellow (in charge of Programmes and Finance)

An Economist with special interest in economics of labour and development, William Baah-Boateng holds PhD in Economics and is an Alumnus of University of Ghana and Harvard University in the USA. He is a senior lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Ghana and a Fellow of International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS), Academic and Research Think Tank based in Accra. He is also an Associate Editor of the Ghanaian Journal of Economics and has also worked with Ghana’s Employment Ministry as Technical Advisor on Employment and labour issues between 2007 and 2012. His primary research focuses on the analysis of the labour market and labour relations, poverty and gender issues, SME development and development economics. He has consulted for a number of international and domestic organisations including the African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), International Labour Organisation (ILO), the World Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), International Development Research Centre (IDRC). He has also served as a consultant for reputable institutions in Ghana such as National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA), African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) and Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC). He has over 34 publications in the form of books, book chapters, refereed journal articles and working or issue papers. He has also contributed chapters to a number books and presented seminars at both domestic and local platforms.


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