Gideon Boako appointed Associate Researcher at SOAS University of London’s Center for Global Finance


SOAS University in London has appointed Dr Gideon Boako, spokesperson for Ghana’s Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, as research associate.

Dr Boako will work directly with the Center for Global Finance at SOAS University of London.

The two-year appointment which is extendable takes effect on February 1, 2020.

Dr Boako, who is also an economic advisor in the office of the Vice-President and lecturer at the KNUST School of Business (on secondment), is expected to bring his wealth of knowledge and research experience to impact the work of the Center for global finance. He has extensive research expertise with several peer-reviewed scientific publications in economics and finance in leading journals and a book chapter on finance and growth published by Palgrave Macmillan.

The Center for Global Finance undertakes rigorous research that explores megatrends in global finance and their impact on the development of the international financial system and the global economy.

In his letter of offer, SOAS University of London pleaded with him to “play a full and active role in the intellectual life of the school”.

“I hope that your association with the Center for Global Finance will bring tangible benefits for both you and the department in terms of scientific exchanges and the development of collaborative initiatives”, Professor Stephen Hopgood, Pro-Director (International ) of SOAS University of said London.

“Welcome to the SOAS community, and I hope your association with us will be both profitable and enjoyable,” he added.

Dr Boako expressed his gratitude to the Center for Global Finance for recommending the University to offer him the research associate position.

“It’s good news. It comes with a lot of expectations, but quite optimistic that I will learn a lot and also give a lot of what I have under my sleeves. I love the flexibility it offers, giving me the opportunity to serve my country while contributing knowledge and literature through research at the Center for Global Finance, ”he said.

Dr. Boako holds a PhD in Financial Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand, two masters and a bachelor’s degree, as well as certificates in Financial Engineering and Risk Management (Columbia University, New York, USA ) and financial markets (Yale University).

He is a researcher at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Senior Research Fellow at the African Finance and Economics Consult (AFEC), and consultant for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA), Center for African Philanthropy, International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR).

He is currently the Principal Investigator for Ghana on a six-country research on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commissioned by the Institute for Social Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


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