Dr. Peterson Owusu Junior

Tel: +233 26 900 6397
Current Position
  • Principal Consultant - AREFC

Dr. Peterson Owusu Junior is currently a lecturer in finance at the School of Business, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He completed his PhD in Finance at the Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. His doctoral work investigated spatial risks, tail risks, ranking of risk models, and higher moments contagion in relation to portfolio decision making in emerging financial markets. He also holds MSc in Financial Engineering from Malardalen University, Sweden and a B. A. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Prior to his PhD study, he was full-time lecturer in Finance & Mathematics at West End University College, Accra - Ghana, where he co-authored the Computational Finance program for undergraduate studies. He has been an adjunct lecturer for Financial Engineering & Risk Management and Financial Computations with Spreadsheet Applications in the MSc/MPhil Industrial Finance program (IDL - KNUST) and Financial Modelling and Statistics for Business Research at the College of Distance and Continuing Education (CoDE - UCC). He co-authored the course texts for Financial Engineering & Risk Management and Financial Modelling for both postgraduate and undergraduate studies.

His research articles have been published in high-profile peer-reviewed journals, including but not limited to, Physica A, Resources Policy, Economics and Business Letters, Research in International Business and Finance, Cogent Economics & Finance, Cogent Business & Management, and Journal of Real Estate Research. He has also acted as ad hoc reviewer for many top-tier journals such as Physica A, Journal of Public Affairs, International Journal of Emerging Markets, International Journal of Economics & Finance, Cogent Economics & Finance, Cogent Food & Agric, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, Anatolia, African Review of Economics & Finance, etc. He co-authored the book Financial Econometrics: An Example-based Handbook, published by Nova Science Pub. Inc. and a book chapter in Portfolio Management for Financial Advisors, published by the Centre for Financial Planning Studies (Cape Town, South Africa).

Dr. Peterson Owusu Junior has scholarly interests in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Portfolio theory, Financial econometrics, Liquidity risks, Tail risks, Spatial risks, Geospatial analysis, Higher moments modelling, Basel III, Behavioural finance, Machine learning applications to finance with a focus on emerging and frontier markets. He employs R, Python, GAUSS, MatLab, EViews, Stata, Java, R Markdown and LaTeX (Overleaf) typesetting systems in teaching, training, and research. He also facilitates training in econometric modelling for both students and industry practitioners.

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