Dr Nkechi S. Owoo

Dr Nkechi S. Owoo


University of Ghana


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Work and Research

Ongoing projects are related to- 1. Multidimensional poverty and climate change adaptation 2. “Work and Family”: Experiments to Minimize Role Conflicts and Enhance Business Performance among Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana 3. Inclusive Low-Carbon Transitions for SustainableDevelopment in the Global South: Development of an Actionable Research Agenda 4. Leveraging National Identification and Digital Payment Systems to Nudge Informal Pension Contributions in Ghana 5. Climate Change Vulnerability in Ghana: A Spatial and Disaggregation Analysis

Fields Of Expertise

Poverty and Inequality; Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability
Health and Demographic Economics
Spatial Econometrics

Research Profiles

About me

Nkechi S. Owoo is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of GhanaShe is also a Research Associate with the Ghana node of the African Centre of Research on Inequality Research (ACEIR) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Environment for Development institute. She also functions as a Research Fellow at the Population Institute, based in Washington DC, USA; the University of Pretoria at Future Africa; is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Bristol, UK; and represents the Africa region on the Council of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) for the period 2022 – 2025.

Her research focuses on spatial econometrics in addition to microeconomic issues in developing countries, including household behaviour, environmental sustainability, health, poverty and inequality, gender issues and population and demographic economics

Her research work to date has been supported by the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the World Bank, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Carnegie Mellon Foundation, UNU-WIDER, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), to name a few.

She received her Masters and PhD in Economics from Clark University, Massachusetts, in 2009 and 2012, respectively.