Emmanuel Agyapong Wiafe

Emmanuel Agyapong Wiafe
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration · Business School

M.Phil(Economics) B. A (Hons) Economics

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Introduction
Emmanuel Agyapong Wiafe currently works at the Business School, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. emmanuel Agyapong does research in Development Economics, applied Econometrics and Macroeconomic issues for developing countries with special interest on Africa. His current project is 'Migration, poverty and remittance in Ghana..'
Additional affiliations
November 2014 - November 2016
West End University College
West End University College
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Teaching, research and consultancy
April 2014 - October 2014
West End University College
West End University College
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Tutoring element of economics
October 2010 - August 2011
University of Cape Coast
Position
  • Research Assistant

Publications

Publications (20)
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Punitive measure against anyone is for correctional purpose and making individuals become better citizens. In this regard, incarceration is supposed to lead to the rehabilitation of individuals to make them socially fit. However, ex-convicts face challenges in society including employment. Therefore, this study explores the willingness of an employ...
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The past two decades have seen numerous studies at various levels attempting to investigate the effect of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) on the African region. A great majority of these studies reached the conclusion that FDI accounts for technology transfer across countries thereby increasing the total investment in African countries. However, r...
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Purpose This paper aims to analyze the effects of crop specialization on agricultural productivity and commercialization for farmers who produce high-value crops in the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone of Ghana. Design/methodology/approach The study used the USAID/Ghana Feed the Future (FTF) survey, which collected data on high-value crops (i.e....
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Village savings and loans has become a prominent financing option for micro and small enterprises in the Lilongwe District, Malawi. Despite this, its impact on the performances of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) are yet to be ascertained. Hence, this study aimed at assessing the effect of VSLAs on the performance of MSEs in Lilongwe, Malawi. The...
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Financial development impacts a country’s economic growth and development. Due to this, many nations have sought new ways to bring about financial sector development. For developing economies, innovations in the financial sector are a sure bet for the development of financial inclusion. Mobile money is one of them. However, as the financial sector...
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In spite of the various policies implemented since the Financial Sector Adjustment Programme of 1986 to liberalise Ghana’s financial sector and enhance stability, the stability of Ghana’s banking sector continues to be a challenge. This study analysed the effects of competition in the banking industry on the overall stability of the financial secto...
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This paper employs the Bayesian Model Selection (BMS) to determine the link between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and export performance in Ghana. The BMS enables us to consider a large number of potential explanatory variables and deal with the issue of model uncertainty. The study revealed positive effect of FDI on export performance but not as...
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The poster describes the relationship between migration and poverty. The study found that migration drives down household poverty through remittance.
Conference Paper
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Using single equation models of the cointegration, this study examined the relationship between crude oil price and exchange rate in Ghana. The study uses FMOLS, DOLS as well as ARDL estimations. To examine the direction of causality, the study uses the VAR granger causality to take into consideration the long run causality and the short run causal...
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Trade openness is an important determinant of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows into Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Consequently, studies have examined the relationship between FDI inflows and trade openness. This study develops a new measure of trade openness to re-examine the relationship between FDI inflows and trade policy openness using princ...
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The role of government spending in health is argued to affect the nation’s economic development. This is so because, healthy citizens help boost productivity. However, causality between the two variables is ambiguous in academic literature on health spending and growth. This study therefore, set out to examine the nature of causality between govern...
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The role of government spending in health is argued to affect the nation's economic development. This is so because, healthy citizens help boost productivity. However, causality between the two variables is ambiguous in academic literature on health spending and growth. This study therefore, set out to examine the nature of causality between govern...
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The economy of Ghana has liberalised it financial sector and stock market operation. However, there is no study on the effect of this openness on the performance of stock market in Ghana. Therefore, this study sought to examine the effect of financial openness on the stock market development in Ghana by controlling for the financial crisis. The stu...
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This study contributes to the explanation to growing informality by proposing and testing a simple framework that link income insecurity to the proliferation of informal enterprise through job insecurity in selected SSA countries. The study adopted a quantitative approach and used ANOVA analysis to analyze a uniform firm level data on informal e...
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This study examines the effect of oil prices on domestic investment in Ghana using quarterly time series data from 1984 to 2012. Dynamic Ordinary Least Squares (DOLS) technique was used to estimate the effect of oil price on domestic investment in Ghana. The analysis revealed that there is long run relationship between domestic private investment,...
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Poverty and social exclusion are two interrelated concepts and each one reinforces the other.Theoretically, it is postulated that there is a connection between social exclusion and poverty. In other words, exclusion affects poverty through several channels but the link has not been tested econometrically in Ghana. Therefore, this study examines the...
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The paper examined the impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on stock market development. In this regard, the paper examined the complementary hypothesis vis-à-vis the substitutability hypothesis. Using ARDL model and quarterly time series data from International Financial Statistics and Bank of Ghana from 1990 to 2010, it was found that the co...

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I am interested in the whether volatility is simply a short run phenomenon or goes beyond the simple short run period to long run

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Find the impact of democratic government on fiscal deficit for Ghana.
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This study seeks to establish the link between migration and poverty reduction in Ghana. It attempt to look at how migrants from poor and rich homes differ in their impact on poverty reduction. The study uses a selection model to deal with the problem of selection bias.