Dr. Solomon Owusu
2. Structural Change and Economic Development
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
4. Governance and institutions
Solomon is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford. At University of Oxford, he is affiliated with the St. Anthony's College and the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE). He is a former World Bank Africa fellow (Washington, DC) 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 University of Oxford, Solomon held a Research Economist position at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) in Germany where he is now a research associate. Prior to that he worked and consulted for reputable academic and development policy 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 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, climate change and productivity in developing countries with particular focus on countries in Africa.