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Afia Yamoah, PhD
Assistant Professor of Economics

PhD in Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, 2007
in Economics, 2002
in Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, 2001
The Ohio State University
BSc in Agricultural Science (First Class Honors),
University of Cape Coast, Ghana. 1998

Area of Expertise:
International Economics
Development Economics

Research Interests:
•Development Economics
•Regional Economic Development
•Poverty Issues (esp. among women)
•Christianity and Economics

Selected Publications:
•Yamoah, Afia B.
"Review of One Illness Away: Why People Become Poor and How They Escape Poverty,"
Poverty and Public Policy, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2011, Article 11.
•Afia B. Yamoah,
Northeast Ohio Economic Brief, July 2010
Ziona Austrian and Afia B. Yamoah, JumpStart Inc. Economic Impact and Contributions to Northeast Ohio, 2009. April 2010.
•Baryeh Afia. B.,
E. Ntifo-Siaw and E. A. Baryeh, 2000. "Assessing of Cassava Processing Techonology by Women in Ghana." Journal of Extension Systems 16 (1): pp. 1-22.

Academic/Professional Activities:
Member of:
American Economic Association (AEA)
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
Association of Christian Economists (ACE)


Gamma Sigma Delta Honors Award -Honor Society of Agriculture
Department for International Development (DFID) and Commonwealth Scholarship



































Dr. Yamoah joined the Hope College faculty in 2010. Her prior experience includes working as a Research Associate with the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University from 2006-2010. She specialized in working on regional economic development issues and survey design and implementation. Also, she worked on county government surveys collecting and analyzing large social science datasets. As a graduate student, she was an adjunct professor of economics at Columbus State Community College. and a teaching assistant at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Yamoah loves spending time with her family and friends. She also loves to read, watch sporting activities and movies, crochet, and cross-stitch.

(616) 395-7579