Core Staff

Coordinator: PROF. SAMUEL KOBINA ANNIM

Samuel Kobina Annim is an Associate Professor in Economics and Director, Directorate of Research Innovation and Consultancy, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He teaches Development and Finance and Research Methods at the graduate level and a host of economics related courses at the undergraduate level. In terms of research, his areas of concentration are micro-finance/access to finance, poverty and inequality and health outcomes. Among the issues that he has investigated are the following: impact of micro-finance on household poverty; efficiency and governance of microfinance institutions; child labour; wealth and risky sexual behaviour and drivers of child health outcomes. In examining these issues, micro econometric techniques have mainly been used to assert causality and the geographical focus of these studies have cut across developing countries in Asia and Africa. In addition to publication-oriented research, Samuel has performed several consultancy services for both local (Ghanaian) and international organizations. This includes the Bank of Ghana, Ghana Statistical Service, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) and the World Bank on diverse issues notably, poverty and micro-finance. Samuel has over 25 peer-reviewed academic documents