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Akua Martinson

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Research Fellow + PhD Student (ADAPTED)

Address:
Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitätsstr. 105, Room 2.01
44789 Bochum
Germany

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Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-19003

Fax: +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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PhD Project

The effects of governmentally enforced minimum wages on formal sector employment

(The research project is part of ADAPTED, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme which is coordinated by the IEE.)

Based on the growth model for partially formalised economies, the PhD project will model and empirically test the transmission channels between minimum wages and formal sector job creation/employment and between formal sector job creation, economic growth and poverty reduction. Empirical testing will be based on panel data from SSA countries as well as on a case study from Ethiopia using time series. In the context of the case study, the PhD project will in addition carry out a labour survey to determine the employment status of the surveyed workers, distinguishing between employment in the formal sector and in the shadow economy, and informal employment.

Supervisors:
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein (Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, RUB),
Prof. Dr. Rémi Bazillier (Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne UP1, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique)

Research Interests

  • Development Macroeconomics
  • Economic Growth
  • Poverty reduction and employment creation

Education

since 2021   PhD in International Development Studies (IEE, Ruhr-Universität Bochum) and PhD in Economics (CNRS, UP1 Sorbonne)
2015 - 2016   Master of Science in Development Economics
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London – United Kingdom
2010 - 2014   Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology – Ghana
(Second subject: Geography & Rural Development)

Previous Experiences

  • Project Officer, Board of Directors & Management Certification Training Programme. Deutsche Sparkassenstiftung fur internationale Kooperation (DSIK-Western Africa).
  • Research & Customer Relations Officer, MC-Bauchemie Ghana Limited.
  • Research & Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana.

How to contact us

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone:   +49-(0)234 / 32-22418
or   32-22243
Fax:   +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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Latest Publications

Sadik-Zada, E.: Pathways to the hydrogen mobility futures in German public transportation: A scenario analysis.
In: Renewable Energy,
March 2023
available online

Chakma, B.: Encountering the state: situated strategies and perspectives of Tanchangya villagers in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh.
In: Contemporary South Asia, 24.01.2023 
available online

Chakma, B., Gerharz, E.: Samaj as a Form of Self-Organisation among Village Communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, 14.12.2022 
available online

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IEE on Tour

Nov 28.11. - 04.12.2022:
Britta Niklas
Bordeaux / Wine Economics and Buisness Symposium

Nov 28.11. - 02.12.2022:
Gabriele Bäcker, Wilhelm Löwenstein, Akua MartinsonSimon Rahn, Muhammad Saleh, Natalia Zakharchenko
Den Haag / ADAPTED Annual Meeting

Nov 18.11.2022:
Leonie Grunau
Bonn / AGEP-Network Meeting

Sep 14.09. - 16.09.2022:
Leonie Grunau, Simon Rahn
Berlin / MADM Summer School

Aug 24.08. - 28.08.2022:
Britta Niklas
Tbilisi / State University Annual Meeting of the American Association of Wine Economists

Aug 22.08. - 02.09.2022:
Christof Hartmann, Simon Rahn
South Africa / MADM lecture

Feb 24.02.2022:
Elkhan Sadik-Zada
Turkey / Marmara University (online)