Michael Danquah, a development economist, is a Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER currently serving as co-focal point for the project Transforming informal work and livelihoods within UNU-WIDER's 2019–23 work programme.
Michael is a visiting Research Fellow at the Transfer Project and a Researcher for the International Growth Centre (IGC), Ghana. Previously, he worked at the Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon. His research interest is in economic development in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily focussing on issues such as informality, poverty, and productivity growth among others.
Michael’s research has been published in journals such as Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Small Business Economics, Energy Economics among others.
He has been awarded the Most Promising Young Scholar and Best Researcher in the School of Social Sciences, University of Ghana.
Michael has also been interviewed by the BBC World Service on issues related to poverty reduction as well as the pandemic effects of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa.