Dr Abraham Adu

Dr Abraham Adu
Ph.D., MRes, MSc, BA, CQRM, FHEA

Lecturer (Scholarship)


Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen  
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 and Affiliations

  • 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)

Research 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