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Samuel Obeng

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Contact details

Telephone: +44(0) 2476528416


Office: S1.117

Advice and feedback hours:

EC107: Macroeconomics 1 A&F Monday 15:00-16:00 in room S1.128B

EC331 RAE - General: Monday 16:00-17:00 in room S1.128B

RAE Group A&F hour on Monday 17:00-18:00 in room S1.128B

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Teaching Fellow

Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

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.

Research Interests

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




Departmental/University Responsibilities


Journal Articles

  • Obeng, Samuel (2022). On the determinants and interrelationship of components of government spending. Review of Development Economics, 26(4), 2414-2435.
  • 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:

Work in Progress:

  • Political alignment and public service provision (joint with Christa Brunnschweiler)
  • Spillover effects of local governance (joint with Rose Camille Vincent)
  • Globalisation and Inequality (joint with John N. Francois)