Assistant Professor of Economics
PhD in Agricultural, Environmental
and Development Economics, 2007
MA in Economics, 2002
MS in Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics,
The Ohio State University
BSc in Agricultural Science (First Class Honors),
University of Cape Coast, Ghana. 1998
Area of Expertise:
•Regional Economic Development
•Poverty Issues (esp. among women)
•Christianity and Economics
•Yamoah, Afia B. "Review of One Illness Away: Why People
Become Poor and How They Escape Poverty,"
Poverty and Public Policy, Volume 3, Issue 2,
2011, Article 11.
•Afia B. Yamoah, Northeast Ohio Economic Brief, July
•Ziona Austrian and Afia B. Yamoah, JumpStart
Inc. Economic Impact and Contributions to Northeast Ohio, 2009.
•Baryeh Afia. B., E. Ntifo-Siaw and E. A. Baryeh, 2000. "Assessing
of Cassava Processing Techonology by Women in Ghana." Journal of Extension
Systems 16 (1): pp. 1-22.
Economic Association (AEA)
and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
of Christian Economists (ACE)
•Gamma Sigma Delta Honors Award -Honor
Society of Agriculture
•Department for International Development
(DFID) and Commonwealth Scholarship
Dr. Yamoah joined the Hope College
faculty in 2010. Her prior experience includes working as a
Research Associate with the Center for Economic Development
at Cleveland State University from 2006-2010. She specialized
in working on regional economic development issues and survey
design and implementation. Also, she worked on county government
surveys collecting and analyzing large social science datasets.
As a graduate student, she was an adjunct professor of economics
at Columbus State Community College. and a teaching assistant
at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Yamoah loves spending time with her family and friends. She also
loves to read, watch sporting activities and movies, crochet, and cross-stitch.