Prof. Mohammed Hadrat Yusif

Associate Professor


Dept: Economics
Department of Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

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Research Areas/Interests

Monetary economics and policy, financial markets,  financing education, macroeconomic issues in sub-Sahara Africa,  academic performance of ...~more

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Professional/Teaching Experience

  • Academic Rank Held and Subjects taught

    1. Associate Professor, Department of Economics, KNUST 1st August, 2018- to date                                                      
    2. Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, KNUST 1st Oct. 2012 – 31st July, 2018
    3. Lecturer, Department of Economics, KNUST        1st  2002 -  Sept, 2012

     

            Courses Taught

     

     Table 1: Courses Taught

    COURSE CODE

    COURSE TITLE

    DATES

    GRADUATE

    ECON 657/658

    Monetary Theory and Practice

    2010/2011-to date

    ECON 502

    Monetary Economics and Policy

    2014/2015- to date

    ECON 501

    Microeconomics

    2019-to date

    MIFI 553

    Microeconomics

    2012/2013- to date

    CEMBA/PA 552

    Economic Environment Business

    2014/2015

    FIN 513

    Monetary Economics and the Global Economy

    2013/2014- to date

    ISD 554

    Research Methods

    2013/2014

    UNDERGRADUATE

    ECON 455/456

    Monetary Economics

    Sept, 2018-to date

    ECON 255/256

    Statistics for Economists

    2010- to date

    ECON 357/358

    Development of Economic Thought

    2010/2011-2014/2015

    ECON 355/356

    Development Economics

    2002/2003-2006/2007

    ECON 151/152

    Elements of Economics

    2002/2003-2005/2006

    STAT 264

    Economic and Official Statistics

    2013/2014- July, 2017

     

    Applied Statistics for Economics

    2013/2014

     

    Labour Economics

    2013/2014

     

     

    1. Supervision of students’ project work/thesis/research

     

    Table 2: Supervision of Postgraduate Thesis in Economics -PhD

     

    Title

    Name of Student

    2020

    Tourists Site and Poverty Reduction in Ghana

    Nsoh, Donald Akolmolga

    2020

    Monetary policy rate, microcredit and interest rate

    Eric Effah Sarkodie

    2020

    Public Pensions, Social Protection and Old-Age Poverty in Ghana

    Andrews Doeh Agblobi

    2020

    Studies on economics of fertility and contraception in Ghana

    William Angko

    2018

    Four essays on higher education: The case of polytechnics in Ghana 

    Addai Isaac

    2017

    Studies on fuel wood commercialization and poverty reduction  in the Northern Region of Ghana

    Jamal Mohammed

     

     

     

     

     

    Table 3: Supervision of Postgraduate Thesis in Economics -MPhil

    2021

     

    Felicia Sarbeng

    2021

    Inflation targeting and exchange rate movements in Ghana: An empirical investigation

    Mathew Kwabena Valogo

    2020

    Currency substitution and exchange rate volatility in Ghana

    Michael Kofi Hanson

    2019

    The impact of government agricultural policies on production and export of cocoa in Ghana

    Ntreh Emmanuel Nii Oseku

    2019

    Electricity consumption and health outcomes in Sub-Sahara Africa

    Portia Akosua Boye

    2018

    Estimating the responses of real output and price level to monetary and fiscal policy shocks in Ghana

    Rhoza Philomina Nyarko

    2017

    The effect of exchange rate volatility on Ghana’s imports and exports

    Johnson Kodjo Ahator

    2017

    Examining the determinants of demand for money in Ghana

    Amoa-Ababio Philip Dankwah

    2016

    Impact of inflation targeting on economic growth in Ghana (180-2013): An empirical investigation

    Alhassan Mohammed

    2016

    Investigating factors that influence individuals demand for loans in Ghana: Case of Kwahu West Municipality

    Samuel Tawiah Baidoo

    2016

    The Effect of smallholder livestock production on income of farm households in Northern Ghana: Case of Yendi Municipality

    Umar Anwar

    2014

    The Impact of Financial Development on the Growth of the Ghanaian Economy

    Kwasi Agyei

    2013

    Microfinance and poverty reduction among women in Lambussie and Nandom Districts in Upper West Region

    Wikana, Iddrisu Braimah

    2013

    Impact assessment of microcredit on the wel-being of women in Ghana: A case in AtwimaMponua District

    Awuah, Anita Dansowaa (Miss)

    2013

    The impact of lending rate on firm’s investment decision in Ghana

    Amo, Joseph

    2013

    Determinants of Schooling Achievement in Senior High Schools in the BrongAhafo Region of Ghana

    Awusi, Tenkorang Lawrence

    2013

    Investigating the Determinants of Basic School Enrollment in Ghana: A case Study of the Kumasi Metropolis and the AtwimaMponua District of the Ashanti Region

    Naomi Opoku (Miss)

    2013

    Determinants of Cocoa Production in the Ashanti Region

     

    Effah Eric Sarkodie

    2013

    Inflation Forecasting in Ghana: Artificial Neural Network Model Approach

    Isaac Kings Eshun Nunoo

    2012

    Assessing the Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on Economic Growth in Ghana

    Adu-Gyamfi, Anthony

    2006

    The Effect Of Foreign Aid on Real Exchange Rate in Ghana

    Arhenful, Peter

    2006

    An Assessment of Poverty Reduction Strategies in Ghana. The Case of Selected Districts

    Ofori-Boateng, Kenneth

     

     

    Table 4: Supervision of Postgraduate Thesis in Economics -MSc

    2020

    The effect of deposit mobilization on profitability and liquidity of selected banks

    Aidoo Stephen

    2020

    Investigating the nexus between lending interest rate and loan default in commercial banks. Evidence from sub-Sahara Africa

    Hakeem Shaibu

    2020

    The impact of exchange rate on cocoa export volumes in Ghana

    Portia Ofori

    2018

     

    Moses Dumayiri

    2017

    The impact of foreign direct investment inflows on economic growth in Ghana: An empirical analysis (1975-2016)

    Gyan Albert Oppong

    2017

    Effect of foreign direct investment on economic growth in Ghana

    Abdul-Rahman Abdullai

    2017

    Investigating the impact of monetary policy on stock market performance in Ghana

    William Ackumey

    2017

    The impact of financial sector efficiency on economic growth of Ghana

    Amankwaah Eric

    2017

    Assessing the factors that influence savings in non-bank financial institutions in Nanumba North District

    Karim Hardi

     

    The impact of inflation targeting on economic growth in Ghana

    Twumasi Daniel Donkor

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Table 5: Supervision of MBA and CEMBA Theses

    YEAR

    Title of Dissertation

    Name of Student

    2017

    Assessing the impact of capital structure on profitability of listed firms on the Ghana stock exchange

    Genfi Edmund Kofi

    2017

    Erxamine the challenges faced by SMEs in accessing credit: A case study of selected SMEs in the Sunyani Municipality

    Laud Nyame Agyemang

    2017

    An evaluation of credit risk management practices of First Allied Savings and Loans Ltd, Techiman Branch

    Emmanuel Kwabena Wucharey

     

     

     

    2016

    Investigating factors that influence the use of mobile money services in the Tamale Metropolis

    Salifu Abdul-Samed

    2016

    Assessment of revenue mobilization IN Obuasi Municipal Assembly 

    Augustine Ampaabeng

    2016

    The impact of board structure on performance: Study of selected rural banks in Ashanti Region

    Ernest Osei

    2016

    The effect of capital structure on profitability of selected firms listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange

    Jacinta Nketia

    2012

    Risk Management in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Financing. A Case Study of Opportunity International -Ghana

    Adomako Richard

     

     

    2012

    The Effect of Bank Specific Factors (Internal) on Banks’ Profitability: The Case of Selected Banks on the GSE

    Bismark Ntiedu Dapaah

     

    2012

    An Investigation into the Factors That Influence the Performance of Subsidiary Companies in Ghana. Case Study of the Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited and Ecobank Ghana Limited

    Edmund Kwaku Opoku

     

    2012

    Evaluating Issues of Transparency and Accountability at the Wa Municipal Assembly and Wa West District Assembly

    Emilda Alijata Chireh

     

    2012

    Investigating Rural Banks’ Financing of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Ghana. A Case Study of Selected Rural Banks

    Osei Bonsu Emmanuel

     

    2012

    E-Banking in Ghana-A Case Study of Ecobank Ghana Ltd

    Richard Asare

     

    2012

    Causes of Loan Default: A Case Study of Some Selected Rural Banks in Ashanti Region.

    Opare Adum Safori

     

    2012

    Global Economic Financial Crises and its Effect on Worker’s Remittance: The Case of Ghana.

    John Sabeng Poku

     

    2012

    The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Reducing Child Labour in Ghana. Case Study of Selected NGOs

    Joyce Mankwa

     

    2011

    Revenue Mobilization by Assemblies: A Case Study of the Sekyere East District

    Louisa Gyireh

     

    2009

    Investigating Operational Effectiveness and Efficiency in ECG of Ghana: Supply Chain Management Perspective.

    Bogyako-Saime, Patrick

     

    2006

    Maximizing Financial Opportunities Inherent in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: The Case of Ghana Armed Forces in United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone 1999-2002

    Abdul Nasir-Saeed

     

    2005

    The Challenges of Women in Banking and Financing: A Case Study of Agricultural Development Bank

    Mrs. Hathia Cobina

     

    2004

    The Reviewed Government Textbook Policy and Printing Industry: A Case Study of Selected Printing Houses in Kumasi

    Miss Georgina Konadu

     

     

     

    Table 5: Supervision of Undergraduate dissertations

    Year

    Title of Dissertation

    Name of Student

    2019

    Investigating the effect of government expenditure on economic growth in Ghana -1980-2017

    Kwadwo Antwi-Wiafe

    Mildred Oduro

    Tandoh Benjamin

    Ellen Serwaa Agyemang

    Kwabena Owusu-Sekyere

    2019

    Investigating internet usage and academic performance of university students on KNUST campus

    Oheneba Danso Ernestine

    Anim Anno Nancy

    Hanson Gideon Kojo

    Dzata Forster Komla

    Bartels Fiifi Andrews

    2018

     

     

    2017

     

     

    2016

    The impact of SLTF/SSNIT loan on academic performance of KNUST students

    Adomako Boadi Abigail

    Abdul Ghaniyu

    Broni Emmanuel Asare

    Gbagi Onanome

    Ntreh Emmanuel Nii  Oseku

    Seidu Rashida Wunniche

    2016

    The impact of fiscal policy on economic growth in Ghana (1981-2014)

    Ababio Adutwumwaa

    Adedoyin Badewa Alatishe

    Agbenorku Edith

    Amexo Raphael

    Danso Christiana Afrah

    Seidu Ni-ematu

    2016

    The impact of social; media on the academic performance of students: A case study of Faculty of Social Sciences, KNUST

    Sualatu Lauratu

    Elizabeth Obeng

    Ntiamoah Benjamin

    AsareBediako Josephine

    Sertina Sah

    Hagan Eunice

    2016

    The impact of information and communication technology on the academic performance of Junior High School students: A case of selected schools in the Kumasi Metropolis

    Ahmed Mashud

    Baah-Gyambrah Richard

    Boakye Ansah Isaac

    Haruna Sachibu Abdul-Atik

    Igboeli Victor  Olisa

    Osei Mensah Mary

    Wahab Yasmin

    2011

    The economic implication of the suspension of active production at the Ghana Consolidated Diamond Company-Akwatia

    Appiah-Kubi David

    Okyere Ababio Wisdom

    Anyimiah Benjamin

    Yeboah Kwadwo Solomon

    2010

    Investigation into the school feeding programme in Ghana: Case of selected schools

    Ennin Irene Akyere

    Adonu Lolynda Kekeli

    Osei Assibey Yvonne

    Tsey Joyceline Enyonam

    Yeboah Frederick,

    2010

    The effects of conflicts on health and education: Case study of the Bawku East municipality

    Akolbilla Alem Daniel

    Iddrisu Habib

    Sani Mohammed Abdallah

    Alimatu Sardia Abang-Gos

    Loggu-Naa Mumuni

    Sahabi Abubakar

    2010

    Assessing the contribution of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to the economic development of Ghana

    Dadzie Naomi Othelia

    Kunawotor Mark Edem

    Lawson Charles Nkemnato

    Mensah Michael

    Musah Mohammed Larry

    Savi Isaac

    2010

    The impact of post-secondary education on poverty reduction in Ghana

    Adika Solomon

    Mensah Daniel

    Opoku Onyinah Patrick

    Oppong Boateng Ahmed

    Karikari Oppong Kwadwo

    Osei-Tutu Yaw

    2010

    Assessing the economic importance of sports in Ghana-The case of football

    Agyebeng Frimpong Dennis

    Atta Simon Senior

    Laworda John-Paul Makafui

    Osei-Tutu Evans

    Oturoku Joseph Adjei

    Siaw Clement Yeboah

    2006

    An assessment of the sustainability of job creation by Scancom Ghana Ltd. A case study in the Kumasi Metropolis

    Kuukua Oppong, Barbara

    2005

    Rural poverty reduction in Ghana: Policy implementation problems and solution: Case study of Offinso District

    Obeng Bediako, Emmanuel

    2005

    Poverty alleviation funds as a tool for rural development: Case of the Sefwi-Wiawso District

    Adjinah Obeng Sandra

    2005

    Assessment of customer satisfaction in the Standard Chartered Bank (Ghana) Ltd, Kumasi

    Osei Boateng, Gabriel

    2004

    The prospects of the president’s special initiatives on cassava for the people of Offinso District

    Agyei-Mensah Afrane

    2004

    The emergence of supermarkets in Ghana: A case study of A-Life and Boogies supermarkets in Kumasi

    Osei Nyarko, Jessica

    2004

    Assessing the performance of Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) in the development of Agriculture in Ghana: Case study of ADB in Kumasi

    Amoah Alfred

    2003

    The contribution of the timber industry to the economic development of Ghana-Case of selected timber firms in the Ashanti region

    Asamoah Abigail


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