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Prof. Frank Gyimah Sackey

Prof. Frank Gyimah Sackey

Prof. Frank Gyimah Sackey is an Economist and a Microeconometrician with research interest in gender, development and financial economics. He is currently the Acting Director of the Institute of Distance Education and E-learning (IDEEL).

He holds an M.Phil in Economics from the University of Cape Coast and a PhD in Economics (International Distinction) from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarrgona, Spain and is a Marti Franqués Fellow of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Prof. Sackey’s professional career started from the School of Economics at the University of Cape Coast as a Senior Research Assistant where he lectured in Economics at the undergraduate level.

He was part of the three member team that secured a TALIF fund for the introduction of an M.Sc Economics of Technology and Development Sandwich Programme in the School of Economics. He later joined the Central Region Development Commission as a Senior Project/ Research Officer in charge of investment promotion and training of micro and small-scale entrepreneurs in the Central Region of Ghana.

Whilst at the Commision he helped to secure some funds from the Micro and Small Loan Centre for the expansion of the CEDECOM Microfinance Centre. He later joined the Catholic University College of Ghana as a lecturer.

In 2013 he left for Spain to pursue a PhD on a Marti Franqués Fellowship at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, one of the top Public Universities in the Catalan Region. Whilst there he lectured in International Economic Relations, attracting a lot of students on the Erasmus exchange programme for three consecutive years in the Campus Terres de l’Ebre, Reus. In 2016, he returned to the Catholic University College of Ghana upon completion of his PhD as a Lecturer and later rose to the rank of a Senior Lecture and the Dean of the School of Research and Graduate Studies.

It was during his time that the University’s MBA and MPH programmes had large enrolments as quality was assured. In 2019, he Joined the now Ghana Communication Technology University as the Head of the Economics Department and now the Director of IDEEL.