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Samuel Obeng

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Teaching Fellow

I joined the Department of Economics as a Teaching Fellow in Economics in November 2020. I completed my PhD in Economics in 2020 at the University of East Anglia. My research interests are in the areas of political economy, public finance, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and globalisation.

Research Interests

  • Political Economy
  • Public Finance
  • Intergovernmental fiscal relations
  • Globalisation



Journal Articles

  • On the determinants and interrelationship of components of government spending (Forthcoming, Review of Development Economics)
  • Anderson, Edward and Obeng, Samuel (2021). Globalisation and Government Spending: Evidence for the ‘hyper‐globalisation’ of the 1990s and 2000s. The World Economy, 44(5), 1144-1176.
  • Obeng, Samuel (2021). Fiscal Decentralization and Government Size: Disentangling the Complexities. Journal of International Development, 33(6), 975-1004.
  • Obeng, Samuel and Sakyi, Daniel (2017). Explaining the Growth of Government Spending in Ghana. The Journal of Developing Areas, 51(1), 103-128.

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