The field of finance has often been considered as a difficult area of study even though in our everyday activities we are affected by the activities of financial institutions, it is quite surprising that the masses still lack basic understanding of the impact of macroeconomic indicators and the implications of financial market dynamics.
Interest rates, stocks, bonds and bank lending which was formerly considered to be a dark art in the past, now has a tremendous public exposure as information has become accessible with the advent of advanced technological tools like the internet. Through the internet, financial information can reach every corner of the world.
Alexander Ayertey Odonkor in his much anticipated book ‘‘Case Studies in Finance: Empirical Evidence from Ghana’’ he used case studies in bank lending, financial management, corporate governance, strategic management and risk management in financial institutions to elucidate financial concepts with empirical evidence from Ghana.
The renowned author is a chartered economist, a chartered financial analyst and a business model architect. Alexander is an economic advisor on the economics advisory board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.
He is a fellow of the Global Academy of Finance and Management, USA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance and a master’s degree in finance.
He combines a stellar international experience in debt sustainability analysis, financial programming and policies from the International Monetary Fund and an impressive academic exploit in higher education to publish insightful books in economics and finance. His works have been featured in the Daily Herald, Realty Times and other international media outlays.
Alexander has pursued an extensive postgraduate education at: Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York Institute of Finance, Corporate Finance Institute, Babson College, University of Adelaide, Delft University of Technology and Curtin University. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the African Finance and Economic Association.
‘‘I believe that if sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be an enormous improvement in the financial condition of emerging economies. But this can only happen when the participants in the financial industry have adequate knowledge in finance.’’
Alexander is one of the forty five notable alumni of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is also noted for his exploits in economic research. His paper has been ranked among the top ten papers by SSRN. The book is available on Amazon and other top-tier bookstores worldwide.