Dr (Mrs) Nkechi S. Owoo is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana. In her current position, she teaches courses in Micro- and Macro-economics at the
undergraduate level. She also lectures in Health Economics and Applied Econometrics at the graduate level. Dr Owoo has a specialization in spatial econometrics and her research focuses on
microeconomic issues in developing countries, including household behaviour, health, agriculture, gender issues and population and demographic economics. As a Mentoree on its Young Scholar’s Program, Dr Owoo has been involved in collaborations with the World Bank. She has also worked with UNU-WIDER/ KOICA on a project involving the relevance and application of Industrial Policy in the context of Africa. Other projects that Dr Owoo has been involved in include the IDRCs GRoW Project and the GENDA project on gender and entrepreneurship development in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda. She also worked as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.
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