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Associate Professor, Institute for International Strategy, Tokyo International University

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Samuel Amponsah is an associate professor of Economics and Statistics at the Institute for International Strategy at Tokyo International University (TIU). He is the President of Africa Finance and Economic Association and an Associate Editor for The Journal of African Development. His research interests are in the areas of health and labor economics, development economics, applied econometrics and his research focuses on Ghana and other developing countries. In the summer of 2009, Amponsah was a visiting lecturer at the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan. Prior to joining the Institute of International Strategy, he was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Foreign Studies and the Institute of International Exchange, which are both located at TIU. He is a Monbusho Scholar and was also awarded a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from TIU in 2014. He is a member of the Japan Association of African Studies, Western Economic Association International, International Association of Agricultural Economist, American Economic Association, African Finance and Economic Association, and The Japan Society for International Development.





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