Daniel Sakyi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He is a Fellow of the Volkswagen Foundation and a member of African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modelling Consortium facilitated by AKADEMIYA2063. Daniel also serve as an expert trainer and consultant on regional trade issues.
He holds a BA (Economics and Geography) from KNUST, an Erasmus Mundus MA (Economics of International Trade and European Integration) from University of Antwerp (Belgium), and a PhD (Economics) from University of Pisa (Italy). Daniel is specialized in development macroeconomics and growth, international trade and finance, and regional integration and his research interests lie mainly in these areas with a focus on Africa and the developing world at large.
He has executed numerous research projects either as the principal investigator or team member with research grants from a number of international organizations including the Volkswagen Foundation, the African Capacity Building Foundation, the International Growth Centre, and the African Economic Research Consortium. He has participated in several international conferences and workshops across the world. His research works have appeared in reputed peer reviewed journals including the international trade journal, maritime economics and logistics, the journal of international trade and economic development, maritime policy and management, journal of African trade, and applied economics, among others.