The Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research at the University of Ghana, Professor Peter Quartey was on Tuesday inducted as a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS).

The induction was administered by the President of the Academy, Emeritus Prof. Samuel Kofi Sefa-Dedeh, FGA, after the candidate was presented by the Vice President (Arts) Prof. Kofi Opoku Nti, FGA.

The candidate then read the declaration and signed the Register of fellowship, after which the President of the Academy carried-out the presentation of the Membership Certificate. Professor Peter Quartey was subsequently decorated with the academy’s Brooch.

The induction ceremony took place at the 2021 Founders week celebration on the theme, “The 1992 Constitution: fitness for purpose in the 21st Century”. The event was chaired by Supreme Court Judge and the immediate past President of the academy, Professor Henrietta Mensah-Bonsu.

About the GAAS

The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1959 on the initiative of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Its aim is generally to promote the pursuit, advancement and dissemination of knowledge in all branches of the sciences and the humanities. At the time it was established, the Academy was the first in Black Africa.

Prof Peter Quartey inducted as fellow of Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences

The affairs of the Academy are conducted by the Council, the General Meeting of Fellows with power to co-opt both Fellows of the Academy and non-Fellows.

The Academy now has 64 Fellows, 13 of whom are resident abroad.

Brief Profile of Prof Peter Quartey

Prof. Peter Quartey was appointed the Director of ISSER effective August 1, 2019. He holds a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Manchester (UK), MSc in Quantitative Development Economics (University of Warwick, UK), MPhil. Economics (Ghana), and BA Economics (Ghana).

He is a Professor of Economics and the immediate past Head, Department of Economics and Director (Economic Management Programme), University of Ghana.

He also served as the Deputy Director, Centre for Migration Studies (University of Ghana) and the Head, Economics Division, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana.

Prof. Peter Quartey was the Management Board Chairman, University of Ghana Cooperative Credit Union (2012-2015) and Vice Management Board Chairman (2009-2012).

He is currently the Vice Board Chairman, the Hunger Project (Ghana). Prof. Quartey is a Board Member, Agricultural Development Bank Ltd and the Executive Chairman of Startrite Montessori School Ltd.

He has published extensively and his research interests are: Financial and Monetary Sector, Private Sector Development including SMEs, Development Finance, Migration and Remittances and Poverty Analysis.

He has consulted for both local and international institutions including the World Bank, African Development Bank, OECD, USAID, Overseas Development Institute, DFID and many others.

He is a member of the African Economic Research Consortium and the Global Development Network.

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