Dr Abraham Adu is the Head of the Finance Department, & a Lecturer 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 Ph.D. 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.
Abraham engages academically with the finance industry by working as a Panel Judge for the Index Award. He is also 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. Abraham is also a key member of the Ghana-Eurpoean Scholarly Society.
His research has been presented at international conferences, including the European Economics and Finance Society. Abraham serves as a reviewer for internationally recognized journals such as the International Journal of Social Economics and open-access journals.
- Ph.D Economics2016 - University of Hull
- MRes Economics2012 - University of Hull
- MSc Financial Management2010 - University of Hull
- BA Publishing Studies2004 - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Memberships and Affiliations
Banking, Environmental, Social and Governance, Financial Sector Reforms, and Inter-disciplinary Research
I am currently accepting PhDs in Finance.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
- Peer effects and bank risk-taking with D. Gyimah
- Can it be that companies with political connections tend to lead higher Gender Pay Gap percentage? with J. Amankwah-Amoah
- Fines or awards? Which is a better predictor of environmental performance with J. Amankwah-Amoah
- Adu, A. and Bhattarai, K., 2022. Impact of Financial Liberalization on Concentration in the Ghanaian Banking System: A Panzar-Rosse Analysis. Journal of Development Economics and Finance, vol. 3 (2), pp. 252-273
- In contributing to professional practice in the UK Finance industry, I work as a panel judge on the Annual Index Awards in selecting the best financial market indices across all asset classes from various financial institutions (e.g., banks, exchanges, investment managers and vendors).
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
- Postgraduate, 1 , September start
- Postgraduate, 3 stage, September start
- Undergraduate, 4 year, September start
- Financial Analysis and Markets
- Studies in Finance
Previously taught courses
- Derivatives and Treasury Management
- Financial Analysis
- Business Finance Finance
- International & EU Economics
Non-course Teaching Responsibilities
- Personal Tutor
- External Examiner-University of East London
- Consultant- AB & Partners Asset Management