Dr Michael Danquah

Research Fellow
Unu Wider
Finland

Michael Danquah is a Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER. He currently co-leads the projects Transforming informal work and livelihoods, Sub-national institutional performance across Ghana’s districts and regions, and Structural Transformation in African cities.
Michael is a co-chair of the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population, Inequality and Climate Change. Previously, he worked at the Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon. His research interest is in economic development in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily focussing on issues such as informality, climate change, green labour markets, and productivity growth among others.
His research has been published in journals such as Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of African Economies, and Energy Economics. He has a book volume with Fields et al. titled ‘The Job Ladder: Transforming Informal Work and Livelihoods in Developing Countries’, published by Oxford University Press, UK.

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