Johnson Appiah Kubi

Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of Ghana
Research Interest: 
Personality traits, risk preferences and labour market outcomes in Ghana

Johnson is a PhD candidate at the Department of Economics, University of Ghana in Development Economics. He holds an MPhil Degree in Economics and a Bachelors degree in Economics with Philosophy from the University of Ghana. He has worked on various data collection projects mostly for the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana as a field interviewer, supervisor and as a Principal Research Assistant.  He has worked on small survey projects for the UNDP-Ghana office, IFC-Ghana office and UNU-WIDER as a project manager or an individual consultant. Also through ISSER, he has worked on projects for the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), the World Bank and the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare (Ghana). He was a Principal Research Assistant working on the EGC/ISSER Socio-economic Panel survey between the period July 2010 and January 2014 for ISSER (collaboration between Yale University and the University of Ghana). His areas of Specialization are Labour Economics and Poverty Analysis. He is currently working on the relationship between the Big Five Personality measures and labour market outcomes in Ghana using the ISSER/Yale data. He believes that good attitudes in the working population are as important as good institutions in any economy.

Policy Brief: “Personality and Labor Market Outcomes in Ghana.”