Lecturers-Accounting and Finance


Name:                        Dr. Richard Agbanyo

Faculty:                     Accounting and Finance

Department:              Banking and Finance

Position:                    Lecturer

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Academic Areas: 

  • Managerial Economics
  • Health Economics
  • International Economics



Dr Richard Agbanyo was born at Kpando in the Volta Region of Ghana. He joined the Ghana Education Service (GES) in 2001 as a 3-Year Post Secondary Certificate “A” Teacher and taught for three years before pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Dr Agbanyo served as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Economics, University of Cape Coast. He later taught Economics and ICT at the University Practice Senior High School (UPSHS), Cape Coast, from 2009 to 2016.

Richard graduated with M. Phil degree in Economics from the University of Cape Coast in 2012. He was one of the beneficiaries of the Joint Facility for Electives (JFE) in Nairobi, Kenya for a collaborative master’s programme sponsored by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) in 2011. At the JFE, Richard had the opportunity to deepen his knowledge in Economic Research Methods and he specialised in Health Economics and Managerial Economics.

He obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Coast in 2018.


Teaching Statement

Two general principles underpin his overall teaching philosophy: (a) active student learning strongly influences student-learning outcomes; (b) assessment procedures strongly influence student acquisition of knowledge.


Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Economics (University of Cape Coast) – 2018.
  • MPhil in Economics (University of Cape Coast) – 2012.
  • BA in Economics (University of Cape Coast) – 2008.
  • Diploma in HRM (Institute of Commercial Management, UK) - 2008.


Professional Qualifications

  • Teachers’ Certificate ‘A’ (3-years Post-Secondary), Jasikan College of Education, 2001


Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, Department of Banking and Finance, UPSA, November 2016 – date
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, UCC, October, 2008 – August, 2009
  • Economics and IT Tutor, University Practice Senior High School (UPSHS), Cape Coast. September, 2009 – October, 2016
  • Head, ICT and Data Management Unit, University Practice Senior High School (UPSHS), September, 2010 to October, 2016.
  • Mathematics Teacher, Demonstration Junior High school, Akatsi. September, 2001 – August, 2004
  • Member, MSc. Banking and Finance Committee, March 2017 – date.
  • Secretary, Academic Board, UPSHS, September, 2012 to October, 2016.


Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Agbanyo R. (2020). Ghana’s National Health Insurance, Free Maternal Healthcare and Facility-based Delivery Services. African Development Review. DOI:1111/1467-8268.12412
  1. Musah, G., Osei Adu, K., Owusu, B. R. & Agbanyo, R. (2019). SMEs use of informal credit in Ghana:  Do business size and sector matter? Ghanaian Journal of Economics, 7(1), 178 - 203.
  2. Agbanyo, R. & Obeng, M. L. (2016). Contract management practices and contract damages in developing countries: Evidence from Ghana. International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies 3(9), 119-127.

Conferences (Published Abstracts)

  1. Agbanyo, R. & Peprah, J. A. (2018). National health insurance and the utilisation of maternal healthcare in Ghana. African Interdisciplinary Health Conference. ISSER, University of Ghana, Legon, 1st – 3rd August 2018.
  2. Agbanyo, R. Musah, G. & Quarshie, J. (2018). Perceived political corruption and tax compliance behaviour among private enterprises in emerging economies: Evidence from Ghana. International Conference on Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development (ICBMED). University of Professional Studies, Accra, 19th – 20th April 2018.


Subject Areas (Teaching)

Graduate level

  • MFIN 607 Microeconomic Theory
  • MCPC604 Economics for Managers

Undergraduate level

  • BASC 405: Health Insurance
  • PBBF 405 Banking and Investment Analysis
  • BCPC 301 Research Methods
  • BBAF 307 Managerial Economics
  • BCPS 208 Quantitative Methods
  • BCPC 106 Principles of Economics
  • BCPC 118 Economics for Business


Professional Membership & Affiliations

  • Member, University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UTAG)

Our Address

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