Dr. Alexander Darku

Dr. Alexander Bilson Darku is Associate Professor of Economics, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, at the University of Lethbridge. He currently serves as Associate Director and Research Affiliate of the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy. Prior to his present position, Dr. Darku taught at McGill University and Concordia University. He teaches and researches in the fields of International Economics, Economic Development and Monetary Economics. Dr. Darku holds a PhD in Economics with specialization in International Trade and Finance, and Economic Development from McGill University. He also holds a Masters degree in Economic Policy Management from McGill University, and M.Phil and BA (honors) degrees in Economics from the University of Ghana. In addition to his teaching experience, Dr. Darku has served as a consultant to the World Bank (Washington DC) between 1998 and 2002. He has also spent two years (1995-1997) working with Price Waterhouse Coopers, Accra, Ghana as an economist.

Dr. Darku has two main lines of research. The first focuses on how international trade leads to growth and the distribution of income, especially in developing countries. The second line of research focuses on the role international capital flows and exchange rate play in the determination of current account balances and economic development in the developing world.

alexander.darku@uleth.ca

Research Interests: Econometric Analysis; International Finance; Asset Pricing; Panel Data Econometrics; VAR; Co-integration; Exchange Rates; Inflation Targeting.

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