Dr. Solomon Owusu

Research group(s):
2. Structural Change and Economic Development
4. Governance and institutions
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

Solomon is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford. He is a former World Bank Africa fellow and also serves as a Coordinator of the Complexity Economics Working Group of the Young Scholars' Initiative, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET, New York, USA). Before joining Oxford University, Solomon held a Research Economist position at the German Development Institute (DIE) in Germany and worked for reputable institutions such as the World Bank, UNIDO, European Commission (EU-JRC, Belgium), Asian Development Bank, UNU-MERIT, and Ghana Statistical Service.

Solomon holds a PhD in Economics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and two Masters degrees in Economics: MA in Economics, Law and Politics from Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany), and Erasmus Mundus Advanced MSc in Economics from Staffordshire University (UK), University of Cantabria (Spain), and University of Brasilia (Brazil). He had his undergraduate training in Economics and Management from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Solomon's research interest focuses broadly on development economics in areas such as the economics and measurement of structural transformation, jobs and inclusive growth; global value chains and trade; and issues at the intersection of technology adoption, human capital and productivity in developing countries with particular focus on countries in Africa.

Selected publications by Solomon Owusu