Prof. Godfred Alufar Bokpin
Professor Godfred A. Bokpin earned his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics from the Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University in Japan, Master of Philosophy Degree in Finance and BSc. (Admin) in Accounting with First Class Honours from the University of Ghana. Professor Bokpin combines three broad disciplines of accounting, finance and economics and the interrelations between them in his teaching and research that uniquely distinguishes his output. He is the Head, Department of Finance, University of Ghana Business School. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 2010 after his two year probation in the University and associate professor of Finance in 2015. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses since joining the University with outstanding students’ evaluation. He has over 40 refereed journal articles including book chapters to his credit.
He has extensive experience consulting for industry, Civil Society organisations and government institutions. His partial clients include: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre in Norway, UBA Ghana Limited, African Development Bank (AfDB), Canadian Government, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ministry of Finance, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) in Kenya, SEND Ghana, Civil Society Platform on the IMF Program, Ghana Integrity Initiative, Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, USAID etc. He has consulted for the Millennium Development Authority Ghana (MiDA) and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Washington USA in 2014 with respect to Ghana’s second Compact. He was the lead consultant to the UNHABITAT’s project on Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Ghana.
He was the lead Consultant to the Civil Society Organisations’ Platform on the IMF Program after developing a policy paper for the group and facilitated a national stakeholder meeting with the policy paper as the background paper in 2014. Professor Bokpin regularly presents an economic outlook for a number of financial institutions during their annual strategic retreat mostly in Accra and occasionally Kumasi. In the last five years, his research and advocacy has focused more on pro-poor programs and interventions which has aligned himself more with the Civil Society Organisations. He has collaborated with SEND Ghana, Ghana Integrity Initiative, Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, Star Ghana, FAT Africa. He has done research work funded by some of these CSOs. He has facilitated a number of training for both government and private intuitions including Ministry of Finance, SSNIT, Ghana Institute of Engineers, and Corporate Boards in Accra, Kumasi and Tema.