(Last Updated: Dec 21, 2021 14:52)

Samuel Amponsah

Department of Business Economics

Associate Professor


  1. 2019 Ph.D. - Tokyo International University
  2. 2007 M.A. - Tokyo International University
  3. 1996 Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ - University of Cape Coast

Teaching and Research Interests:

Principles of Economics, Development Economics, Labor Economics, Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics

Academic Appointments/Professional Experience

2018 -

Associate Professor, Tokyo International University

2016 -

Part-time Lecturer, Saitama University


Lecturer, Tokyo International University


Visiting Scholar, Tokyo International University

Fellowship & Grants


FY2014 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Selected), JSPS KAKEHI, Coinvestigator


JSPS KAKEHI Lead Investigator

Selected Publications/Conference Papers

“Partnership, Innovation, Commitments and Gains of the Poor in Inclusive Business in Ghana: Multiple Case Studied,” Journal of Business Diversity, Vol. 19, No. 3 (2019): 10-21. (Co-authored with Okada, Yoshitaka and Stanislawski, Sumire).

“The Impacts of Improvements in the Delivery of Credit from Formal and Semi-Formal Institutions: Evidence from Ghana,” Journal of African Development, Vol 19, No. 2 (2017): 33-66.

“The Incidence of Health Shocks, Formal Health Insurance, and Informal Copping Mechanisms,” Perspectives on Global Development and Technology (PGDPT), Vol. 15, No. 6 (2016): 665-695.

“Rural-Urban Disparities, Labor Market, Institutions and the Distribution of Income,” The Journal of Tokyo International University, School pf Economics, Vol. 51 (2014): 70-93.

“Adverse Selection, Moral Hazard, and the Income Effect in Health Insurance: The Case of Ghana,” Bulletin of Political Economy, Tokyo International University, Vol. 10 (2013): 34-58.

Institute for International Strategy