Kwadwo Opoku, PhD
Statistician and Research Expert
Dr. Kwadwo Opoku, is a statistician and research expert with over 12 years of experience in Public Economics with strong statistical background and expertise in the use of STATA; MATLAB; LaTeX; Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) modelling; Econometric modelling. He is currently a research fellow at the Centre for Social Policy Studies, University of Ghana.
He has conducted a lot of research focusing child issues and local governance with key focus on policy development. In particular, Dr Opoku has served as a consultant for the World Bank and the UNICEF. He as also served a s Bank of Ghana Economist and served in many teaching roles including Principal Research Assistant in Ghana and Japan. He has been involved in a number of surveys conducted by Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana (ISSER) and JMK.
Dr Opoku has served as survey quality assurance specialist on some of the key household data JMK has collected in the past 7 years, where he designs surveys and questionnaires to make surveys easy to administer, train or write instructions on how to properly manage and organize survey data. He is also involved in data editing and cleaning by using data scrubbing techniques to separate files and thoroughly check for overall quality. He also performs data management functions to maintain and update precise databases to produce accurate conclusions and results.
With his vast experience in using statistical tools such as STATA and MATLAB, he commonly conducts tests to determine the reliability and soundness of the data we collect. He also compiles findings from database by creating reports, charts, or graphs that describe and interpret the data.