Louis Boakye-Yiadom


Project: Internal Migration in Ghana: An Analysis of the Determinants and Unexplored Dimensions

Louis Boakye-Yiadom is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Ghana. He holds a PhD (Economics) from the University of Bath, and he has special research interest in the following areas: gender analysis, the economics of education, migration and remittances, poverty, wellbeing, and inequality. Most of Louis’ research activities have focused on the micro-econometric analysis of household livelihood strategies. He is particularly interested in the empirical analysis of the welfare impacts of livelihood strategies and social interventions in developing countries. His teaching has focused on development economics, especially at the graduate level. For his MIASA Fellowship, Louis Boakye-Yiadom is using survey data and quantitative techniques to analyse the importance and determinants of the various forms of internal migration in Ghana. The study further explores the gender and labour market dimensions of internal migration in Ghana.

Senior Fellow, Individual Fellowship, January-May 2021
University of Ghana