Dr Abraham Adu
Dr Abraham Adu

Dr Abraham Adu

Ph.D., MRes, MSc, BA, CQRM, FHEA

Lecturer (Scholarship)



University of Aberdeen, Business School

S44 Edward Wright Building, Dunbar Street

Aberdeen AB24 3QY, Scotland, UK



Dr Abraham Adu is a Lecturer in Finance (Scholarship) at the University of Aberdeen, Business School. Before joining the University of Aberdeen, Abraham was a Lecturer in Finance and Economics at the University of Hull, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics. Abraham completed his PhD (Thesis title: ‘The role of financial sector reforms: financial econometrics and CGE analyses) and a Master of Research in Economics at the University of Hull; he also holds an MSc in Financial Management from the same university. Additionally, he holds a BA in Publishing Administration from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

At the professional level, Abraham is an active business development professional with a Certified Quantitative Risk Management focused on Risk Management, Real Options Analysis, Econometrics Analysis, Forecasting & Monte Carlo. Since 2017, he has been a Fellow Member of the Higher Education Academy promoting world-class teaching in higher education in UK institutions.

His research has been presented in international conferences, including the European Economics and Finance Society. Abraham serves as a reviewer for internationally recognised journals such as open access journals.

Internal Memberships

  • Programme Co-ordinator MSc Finance (Online)
  • Course Co-ordinator Financial Analysis

Research Overview

Banking, Corporate Finance, Financial Economics and Inter-disciplinary Research

Current Research

Peer effects, systemic banking crisis and bank risk-taking with D. Gyimah

Systemic banking crisis, fdi and economic growth with E.Okyere

Real options, risks and return with F.Adu-Acheampong and M.Lucy Abigaba



1. Concentration and Competition Issues in the Ghanaian Banking Sector: A Panzar-Rosse Approach (with K. R. Bhattarai)

2. Dividend Policy and Share Price Movement in sub-Saharan Developing market: (with F. A. Frimpong)

Funding and Grants

  • Full Doctoral Scholarship, University of Hull            
  • Otumfuo Education Grant, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology                               
  • Dean’s List-Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology                          

Teaching Responsibilities

  • FI3006 Financial Analysis (UG)
  • FI4503 Derivatives and Treasury Management (UG)
  • FI3503 International Financial Management (UG)
  • BU5575 Financial Analysis and Markets (PG)

Previously taught courses 

  • Quantitative Finance (PG)
  • Research Methods (PG)
  • Micro and Macro Economics (UG)
  • International & EU Economics (UG)
  • Dissertation in Finance & Accounting (UG, PG & Doctoral Research)



Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

Programme Co-ordinator -MSc Finance, online

Course Co-ordinator-Financial Analysis; Financial Analysis & Markets

Personal Tutor