University of Cape Coast

Kwabena Nkansah Darfor is currently affiliated to the University of Cape Coast as a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Department of Applied Economics, School of Economics, College of Humanities and Legal Studies, University of Cape Coast. I have expertise in Labour Issues, Natural Resources and the Environment Economic Issues, Economic and Biophysical impacts of Climate Change, Business Simulation, Finance and Forecasting.

I have undertaken a number of Consultancy assignments over the years. The most recent consultancy Assignments were undertaken in 2017 for the International Labour Organization on the Themes: Background Studies in Employment in the Agricultural and Agro-Processing Sub-Sectors in Ghana and Background Studies on Investments and Employment in the Infrastructure Sector of Ghana.

In collaboration with other consultants from Ghana and Japan, I won a grant from the JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) to undertake a study on Land Tenure arrangements among Rubber growers in the western region in 2014.

I have previously teamed up with ECORYS of the Netherlands as a Consultant to conduct training for the staff of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) under the auspices of GIZ in 2012. The training was on Macroeconomic Analysis, Macroeconomic Forecasting, and Revenue Forecasting. Prior to that, I served as an associate project coordinator on a project on the theme: Underinvestment in Agriculture in the Northern Region of Ghana with the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) between 2008-2009. In collaboration with other authors, I have recently published a paper titled: Employment Security and Multiple Job-holding in Ghana using the sixth round of the GLSS 6. In addition, I have also done consultancy work for Wisconsin International University College by Developing their BSc Programme in Economics with Law.

My Research interests cut across, Environment, Natural Resources, Climate change, Labour, Finance and Agricultural Economic issues.

My Teaching Areas are Mathematics for Economists, Introduction to Computing for Social Scientists, Principles, and Elements of Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Economics of Natural Resources & the Environment, Labour Economics, Managerial Economics, International Finance, Financial Markets & Institutions, Financial Modeling, Statistics for Business Research, Petroleum & Development, Financial Systems, Investments & Technology, Quantitative Techniques & Computing, Climate Change Economics, Financial Econometrics and Forecasting.