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George Marbuah

George Marbuah
George Marbuah is an adjunct Researcher at the Department of Economics and a member of the Environmental Economics research group. Prior to taking this position, I was employed as a Researcher shortly after my PhD position ended in the same department and have also had experiences working as a local and international civil servant, teacher and researcher in the private, public and international development sectors.

Teaching

I have been involved in teaching of the following courses at the master level since autumn 2013:

1. Management of Biological Resources.

2. Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics (module in “Man, Society and the Environment” course).

 

Research

Primary: Natural Resources Management, Environmental and Empirical Energy Economics

Secondary: Empirical Macroeconomics (macro-fiscal-financial) and policy issues including public debt sustainability assessments; Modelling nonlinearities (thresholds) in macroeconomic data; Macroeconometric forecasting; Empirics of International Trade and Trade Policy Analysis; Development Economics and Growth Diagnostics; Applied Econometrics 

Selected publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

1.     Marbuah, G. (2017). Understanding crude oil import demand behaviour in Africa: The Ghana case. Journal of African Trade, 4, 75-87.

2.     Karimu, A., and Marbuah, G. (2017). Re-examining the financial development and openness nexus: A nonparametric evidence for developing countries. Journal of Applied Economics, 20(2), 373-394.

3.     Karimu, A., Adu, G., Marbuah, G., Mensah, J.T. and Amuakwa-Mensah, F. (2017). Natural resource revenues and public investment in resource-rich economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Review of Development Economics, 21(4), 107-130.

4.     Amuakwa-Mensah, F., Marbuah, G., and Marbuah, D. A-A. (2017). Re-examining the determinants of non-performing loans in Ghana’s banking industry: Role of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Journal of African Business 18(3): 357-379.

5.     Marbuah, G. and Amuakwa-Mensah, F. (2017). Spatial analysis of emissions in Sweden. Energy Economics, 68, 383-394.

6.     Amuakwa-Mensah, F. and Marbuah, G. (2017). Climate variability and infectious diseases nexus: Evidence from Sweden. Infectious Disease Modelling, 2(2), 203-217.

7.     Mensah, J.T., Marbuah, G. and Amoah, A. (2016). Energy demand in Ghana: A disaggregated analysis. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 53: 924-935.

8.     Amuakwa-Mensah, F. and Marbuah, G. (2015). The determinants of net interest margin in the Ghanaian banking industry. Journal of African Business 16: 1-17.

9.     Amuakwa-Mensah, F. and Marbuah, G. (2015). Credit risk and universal banking: Evidence from the banking industry in Ghana. International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics 4(5): 406-429.

10.  Marbuah, G., Gren, I-M, and McKie, B. (2014). Economics of harmful invasive species: A review. Diversity 6(3): 500-523.

11.  Adu, G., Marbuah, G. and Mensah, J.T. (2013). Financial development and economic growth in Ghana: Does the measure of financial development matter? Review of Development Finance 3: 192-203.

12.  Marbuah, G. (2013). Modelling import demand behaviour in Ghana: A re-examination. Economics Bulletin 33(1): 482-493.

13.  Adu, G., Marbuah, G. and Mensah, J.T. (2012). Contribution of agriculture to deforestation in the tropics: A theoretical investigation. African Review of Economics and Finance 3(2): 1-12.

14.  Adu, G., Marbuah, G., Mensah, J.T. and Frimpong, P.B., (2012). Macroeconomic development and stock market performance: A non-parametric approach. Journal of Economics and Econometrics 55(3): 100-129.

15.   Marbuah, G. (2011). On the inflation-growth nexus: Testing for optimal inflation for Ghana. Journal of Monetary and Economic Integration 11(2): 54-82.

16.   Adu, G. and Marbuah, G. (2011). Determinants of inflation in Ghana: An empirical investigation. South African Journal of Economics 79(3): 251-269.

17.   Frimpong, J. M. and Marbuah, G. (2010). The determinants of private sector investment in Ghana: An ARDL approach. European Journal of Social Sciences 15(2): 250-261.

 

Book Chapters

Gren, I-M., Marbuah, G., Tafesse, T.W. (2016). Cost-effective policy and incomplete information on policy implementation. In: Hans Liljenström and Uno Svedin (Eds.) Towards a fossil-free society in the Stockholm-Mälar region. Sigtuna: Sigtunastiftelsen. pp.134-150.

 

Working Papers

1.   Marbuah, G. and Amuakwa-Mensah, F. (2017). Spatial Analysis of Emissions in Sweden. FAERE Working Paper, 2017.12.

2.   G. Adu, F. Amuakwa-Mensah, G. Marbuah, J. Tei Mensah (2016). Effect of gold mining on income distribution in Ghana. FAERE Working Paper, 2016.23.

3.   Karimu, A., Adu, G., Marbuah, G., Mensah, J.T. and Amuakwa-Mensah, F. (2016). Natural resource revenues and public investment in resource-rich economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2016/24.

4.   Marbuah, G. (2016). Willingness to pay for environmental quality and social capital influence in Sweden. FAERE Working Paper, 2016.13.

5.   Amuakwa-Mensah, F., Marbuah, G. and Mubanga, M. (2016). Climate change and infectious diseases nexus: Evidence from Sweden. FAERE Working Paper, 2016.02.

6.   Marbuah, G. and Gren, I-M. (2015). Carbon emissions and social capital in Sweden. FAERE Working Paper, 2015.14.

7.   Marbuah, G. and Gren, I-M. (2015). Carbon emissions and social capital in Sweden. Uppsala: Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Working Paper No. 05

8.   Adu, G., Marbuah, G., Mensah, J.T. and Frimpong, P.B., (2013). Macroeconomic development and stock market performance: A non-parametric approach, EERI Research Paper Series No 01/2013


Contact
Non employee at the Department of Economics; Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Telephone: +4618671718
Postal address:
Box 7013
750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Ulls hus, Ulls väg 27, 756 51 Ultuna, Uppsala