Raymond Elikplim Kofinti

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Program: Visiting Research Only (VRO) Scholar, PhD in Economics
Home Institution: Department of Economics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Western Supervisor: Professor Isaac Luginaah
Western Host: Department of Geography
Research Interests: Development Economics with emphasis on applied microeconometrics
and mathematical techniques in analyzing household poverty,
welfare inequalities and educational outcomes of women and children in
developing countries.


 Raymond Elikplim Kofinti is a Ghanaian second year PhD student at the Department of Economics at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. Raymond obtained both bachelors and masters degrees from the same University in 2011 and 2015 respectively. As part of the masters program, Raymond was in Nairobi, Kenya for three months for the Joint Facility for Electives program under the African Economic Research Consortium initiative. During this period, his latent research interest in Development Economics was consolidated.
Raymond continues to build his research capacity in Development Economics with emphasis on applied micro-econometrics and mathematical techniques in analyzing household poverty, welfare inequalities and educational outcomes of women and children in developing countries. His research publications can be found in a book published by the Oxford University Press and in Health Economics Review.
While on his PhD program, Raymond has been engaged on several occasions as a Research Assistant by the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, for their commissioned Research Projects and Consultancy.