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Samuel Obeng

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

  • Political Economy
  • Public Finance



Journal Articles

Obeng, Samuel (2021). Fiscal Decentralization and Government Size: Disentangling the Complexities. Journal of International Development, forthcoming

Anderson, Edward and Obeng, Samuel (2020). Globalisation and government spending: Evidence for the ‘hyper‐globalisation’ of the 1990s and 2000s. The World Economy, forthcoming

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

Brunnschweiler, Christa and Obeng, Samuel (2020). Rewarding Allegiance: Political Alignment and Fiscal Outcomes in Local Government. Warwick Economics Research Paper n.1316, also available as UEA School of Economics Working Paper 2020-05.

Obeng, Samuel (2019). Components of government spending and their interrelationship: Does it matter how government spending is measured? (Under Review)