Dr Mary Amponsah

Dr Mary Amponsah

Casual Academic

Newcastle Business School

Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Mary Amponsah is an applied economist with background and research interests in Macroeconomics, International Economics, Monetary Economics, Development Economics, financial inclusion, and Energy and Institutional Economics. Mary received her Master of Philosophy and Bachelor of Art in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana and her PhD (Economics) from the University of Newcastle (UON), Australia. Mary has accumulated over six years of teaching and research experience at the University level and has participated in several conferences and workshops. Prior to joining the University of Newcastle, Mary worked as a teaching and research assistant at KNUST, Ghana, where she supervised a number of postgraduate thesis in the areas of Financial Development, Foreign Direct Investment, Bank Profitability/Firm Performance, and Economic Growth and Development. Mary has taught courses in the areas of Applied Econometrics, Principles of Economics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Business Statistics, and Business Decision Making, at the Undergraduate level, and Statistics and Data Analysis at the Postgraduate level. Mary is a reviewer for academic journals such as SAGE open, African Development Review, Econometrics and Economic Change and Restructuring. Currently, Mary is a member of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI), Economic Society of Australia, and the Centre for African Research, Engagement and Partnerships at UON, Australia. 

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
  • Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology

Keywords

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Business Statistics
  • Development Economics
  • Digital Economy
  • Energy Economics
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Institutional Economics
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Sustainable Development

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Akan (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
380199 Applied economics not elsewhere classified 30
380110 International economics 30
380202 Econometric and statistical methods 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/10/2015 - 31/10/2016 Research Assistant Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Ghana
1/1/2018 - 31/12/2018 Casual Academic Newcastle Business School | University of Newcastle
Australia
1/9/2014 - 29/5/2015 Graduate Research Assistant Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Ghana
1/7/2019 - 31/8/2019 Casual Research Assistant Newcastle Business School | University of Newcastle
Australia
3/8/2015 - 31/3/2017 Thesis Supervisor Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Ghana
3/9/2012 - 30/9/2013 Teaching and Research Assistant Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Ghana

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
8/7/2019 -  Casual Academic King's Own Institute
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2020 HDR Excellence Award: Best Journal Article
Newcastle Business School | University of Newcastle

Scholarship

Year Award
2016 UNIPRS (Tuition Fees)
University of Newcastle
2016 UNRS Central Scholarship
The University of Newcastle

Manuscript Reviews

Year Title Publication Type Publisher Description
2021 Reviewer (The Journal of International Development) Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal (HERDC) Wiley The Journal of International Development
2020 Reviewer (Econometrics) Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal (HERDC) MDPI Econometrics
2019 Reviewer (African Development Review) Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal (HERDC) Wiley African Development Review
2019 Reviewer (Economic Change and Restructuring) Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal (HERDC) Springer Economic Change and Restructuring

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
STAT1060 Business Decision Making
Newcastle Business School | University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/1/2021 - 23/6/2021
BUS 105 Business Statistics
King's Own Institute
Tutor 8/7/2019 - 30/6/2021
ECON 453 Econometrics I
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Teaching and Research Assistant 3/9/2012 - 30/9/2013
BUS 708 Statistics and Data Analysis
King's Own Institute
Tutor 9/3/2020 - 20/6/2020
ECON 454 Econometrics II
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Teaching and Research Assistant 3/9/2012 - 30/9/2013
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Acheampong AO, Amponsah M, Boateng E, 'Does financial development mitigate carbon emissions? Evidence from heterogeneous financial economies', Energy Economics, 88 104768-104768 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.eneco.2020.104768
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Elliot Boateng, Alex Acheampong
2018 Baidoo ST, Boateng E, Amponsah M, 'Understanding the Determinants of Saving in Ghana: Does Financial Literacy Matter?', Journal of International Development, 30 886-903 (2018) [C1]

Domestic savings remain low in Ghana despite several attempts to improve this situation. Whereas existing studies on private savings have identified several determinants, the role... [more]

Domestic savings remain low in Ghana despite several attempts to improve this situation. Whereas existing studies on private savings have identified several determinants, the role of financial literacy in saving decisions has not been explored. In this paper, we build on existing studies and provide evidence supporting our hypothesis that financial literacy is key to promoting domestic saving. The study relies mainly on primary data, and the binary probit regression model is employed as the estimation technique. Our results show that improving financial literacy among Ghanaians should be incorporated into the broad policy package aimed at increasing domestic saving which is a prerequisite for investment and subsequently sustainable economic growth. Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

DOI 10.1002/jid.3377
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Elliot Boateng
2017 Boateng E, Amponsah M, Annor Baah C, 'Complementarity Effect of Financial Development and FDI on Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Panel Data Analysis', African Development Review, 29 305-318 (2017)
DOI 10.1111/1467-8268.12258
Co-authors Elliot Boateng

Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Amponsah M, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'Rethinking the Poverty-Growth-Inequality Nexus: New evidence on Sub-Saharan Africa', San Francisco (2019)
Co-authors Frank Agbola
2018 Amponsah M, Agbola FW, Mahmood A, 'On the Measurement and Determinants of Inclusive Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa', Newcastle, Australia (2018)
Co-authors Frank Agbola
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Dr Mary Amponsah

Position

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

Email mary.amponsah@newcastle.edu.au
Mobile 0411602035
Links Google+
Research Networks
Research Networks

Office

Room Level 6, T22
Location New Space

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