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Professor of Economics Affiliation: NYU New York
Education: BA University of Ghana; MA and PhD Cornell University
Research Areas: human capital, economic growth
Yaw Nyarko studies human capital and economic growth, which recently culminated in a pioneering study on the impact of brain drain on Africa's intellectual and economic development. He is one of the founding directors of NYU's Africa House and helped shape the study abroad program in Ghana. He brings his groundbreaking approach to global economics in his NYUAD class, Introduction to Economic Thinking.