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Akua Martinson

Research Fellow + PhD Student (ADAPTED)

Room: 2.01

Email: Akua.Martinson@rub.de

Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-19003


Short Profile

Akua is a PhD student and Research Fellow at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne. Her research is within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network project, ADAPTED funded by the European Union under Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme which is coordinated by the IEE. Akua’s doctoral research explores regulatory and structural elements that influence modern sector job creation and poverty reduction in developing economies. She holds a Master of Science degree in Development Economics from SOAS, University of London and B.A. in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Research Interests: Labour regulations, job creation & poverty reduction; Industrial upgrading, economic complexity & structural transformation; Industrial policy & modern sector expansion in developing economies. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein (Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, RUB).

Research Focus

  • Development Macroeconomics
  • Economic Growth
  • Poverty Reduction & Employment Creation



Institute of Development Research and Development
Ruhr University Bochum
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Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum
E-Mail: ieeoffice@rub.de
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22418