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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Name: Dennis Boahene Osei
Location: 69 Kingsway Ave, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2092 Johannesburg Business School Johannesburg Business School
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About Dr Dennis Boahene Osei

Dr. Dennis Boahene Osei is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the DSI/NRF Trilateral Chair in Transformative Innovation, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Sustainable Development, College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg. He has exceptional knowledge of economics, applied econometrics and evidence-based research.

Dennis holds a PhD in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and a Master of Philosophy and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He is also a Chartered Financial Economist (Ch. Fe) obtained from the Association of Certified Chartered Economists (ACCE), Global Academy of Finance and Management, United States of America.

Research interest:

His research interests include but are not limited to development economics, innovation economics, philanthropy, and impact investment. He has authored several peer-reviewed articles in leading scholarly journals and chapters in books. His postdoctoral research is on the nexus between infrastructure development and innovation in Africa.

Besides his academic work:

Dennis is currently the Associate Editor of the Ghanaian Journal of Economics. He is also serving on the planning committees of the Globelics and Africalics PhD Visiting Fellowship Programmes. Dennis has previously served as a co-economic consultant on an African Development Bank (AfDB) project to develop financial sector profiles for Lesotho and Namibia. Additionally, He has served as a researcher on various funded projects, including the barriers to civil society organisations scaling and capacity building in Liberia (CAPSI) and mapping innovation agencies in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Nigeria (Canadian International Development Research Centre).

Recent publications:

Peer-reviewed Articles

  1. Horvey, S.S., Osei, D. B., & Alagidede, I.P., (2023). Insurance penetration and inclusive growth in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from panel linear and nonlinear analysis. International Economic Journal.
  2. Osei, D. B., Alagidede, I.P. & Agbodjah, S. (2023). Impact Investing in Ghana: A multiple- case study. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.
  3. Adu, F., Alagidede, I.P., Osei, D. B., Asamoah, M.E. (2023). Asymmetric effect of tax systems on poverty and inequality: exploring the distributional impact of domestic resource mobilization systems in Ghana. Cogent Economics and Finance.
  4. Ofori, I.K, Osei, D. B., & Alagidede, I.P. (2022). Inclusive growth in sub-Saharan Africa: exploring the interaction between ICT Diffusion, and Financial Development. Telecommunication Policy, 46(7), 102315.
  5. Osei, D. B., & Alagidede, I.P. (2022). What drives formal and informal cash and in-kind giving, and volunteering and is the relationship substitutable or complementary? Evidence from Ghana. Journal of Human Behaviour in the Social Environment.
  6. Osei, D. B., & Alagidede, I.P. (2022). Exploring the giving strategies, opportunities, and challenges of corporate foundations in Ghana. Journal of African Business


Book Chapters

  1. Osei, D. B., & Bentum-Ennin, I. (2022). Infrastructure Development and Sectoral Growth: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa. In E.F. Wamboye & B. Fayisaa (Eds). Palgrave Handbook of Africa’s Economic Sectors. Springer International Publishing. 3-030-75556-0_33
  2. Bentum-Ennin, I., Appiah-Kubi,G.D., Osei, D.B. & Andoh, F.K. (2022). What are the Potential Benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area to the Food and Beverage Sector in Africa? In E.F. Wamboye & B. Fayisaa (Eds). Palgrave Handbook of Africa’s Economic Sectors. Springer International Publishing.

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