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Samuel Obeng

Curriculum Vitae

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Advice and feedback hours:

Online: Tuesday 9:00-10:00 via MS Teams Meeting linkLink opens in a new window

In-person: Monday 14:00-15:00 in room S0.86.

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RAE A&F hour on Tuesday 14:00-15:00

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Teaching Fellow

Research Interests

  • Political Economy
  • Public Finance



Journal Articles

  • 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.

Working Papers:

  • Rewarding Allegiance: Political Alignment and Fiscal Outcomes in Local Government, 2020. Warwick Economics Research Paper n.1316, also available as UEA School of Economics Working Paper 2020-05. (Under Review) (with Christa Brunnschweiler)
  • On the determinants and interrelationship of components of government spending (R&R, Review of Development Economics)
  • Grants and fiscal outcomes: Evidence from local governments in Ghana (Under Review)

Work in Progress:

  • Globalisation and Inequality (joint with John Francois).
  • How does Economic Globalisation affect Economic Growth? (joint with Daniel Sakyi)