Samuel Basoah: UG Alumnus Wins Two Top Awards At Simon Fraser University

Samuel Basoah

Samuel Basoah, an alumnus of the University of Ghana, has won two top awards – the MEIYU LI Memorial Scholarship in Economics and Peter Kennedy Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship In Economics – for his PhD studies at Simon Fraser University in Canada.

Created in the memory of PhD candidate Meiyu Li, the scholarship supports outstanding international graduate students, like Meiyu, who are pursuing research in the Department of Economics.

Peter Kennedy Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship In Economics, on the other hand, is awarded to a doctoral student who demonstrates academic excellence and promise of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research and the potential for significant contribution to the field of economics.

Samuel Basoah

Reacting to winning the awards, Samuel said: “I’m forever grateful to God, sponsors, colleagues and my supportive Professors who never gave up on me.”

After graduating from the University of Ghana in 2018 as the Best Graduating Economics Student, Samuel Basoah pursued a master’s degree programme in Economics at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in 2019.

While studying at the University of Ghana, he participated in the 2017 study abroad program with the University of Sussex. He was also adjudged as the Best Level 300 Economics Student in 2017.

Eager to expand his knowledge in economics and further his education, Samuel moved on to pursue his PhD with SFU Economics after completing the MA program with distinction within a year.

Samuel Basoah

His areas of specialization are macroeconomics (experimental and computational), applied-micro-econometrics, monetary, labour, and international finance. He is also interested in the economics of space, particularly how the cryptocurrency market affects space exploration, and how countries can attain sustainable debt.

Samuel is passionate about improving welfare in deprived areas through innovative research, business and entrepreneurship.


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