Anthony O. Gyapong, Ph.D.

anthony gyapong
Associate Professor of Economics, Business
Rydal Executive Plaza, 310A
Penn State Abington
0119 Sutherland Building
Abington, PA 19001


Ph.D., Economics:
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, October 1984
M.A., Economics:
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, May 1978
B.A. Honors, Economics, Education:
University of Cape Coast, Ghana, July 1975

Teaching Interests and Courses taught

Introductory Macroeconomics (ECON 104)
Money and Banking (ECON 351)
Principles of Economics (ECON 014)
Introductory Microeconomics (ECON 102)
Economics of Crime (ECON 496)
International Business (IB 303)
Managerial Economics (BUSAD 523, PSU Great Valley MBA)

Research Fields

Development Economics

Economics of Crime

African Economies

Economics of Education

Selected Publications in Refereed Journals

1. K. Gyimah-Brempong, Anthony O. Gyapong, and Jeffrey Raccine: “ Aid and Economic Growth in Selected African Countries: Sensitivity Analysis”, Journal of International Development, Vol. 24, No.1 (January 2012), pp. 17-33
2. J. Baffoe-Bonnie and Anthony O. Gyapong. “The Dynamic Implications for Wage changes on Productivity, Prices and Employment in a Developing Economy: A Structural VAR Analysis.” The Journal of Developing Areas, Vol. 46, No.2 (Fall 2012), pp.397-417
3. J. Baffoe-Bonnie and Anthony O. Gyapong. “Black-White Wage Differentials:
Duration of Unemployment and Probability of Unemployment Effects in a
Multiple of Sample Selection Bias,” International Review of Applied Economics,
Vol. 25, No.5 (September 2011), pp. 559-584
4. Anthony O. Gyapong and John A. Karikari, “Direct Foreign Investment Strategies and Economic Performance in Sub-Sahara Africa: Ghana versus Ivory Coast.” Journal of Economic Development, Vol. 58, No 2 (2003), pp 127-135
5. K. Gyimah-Brempong and Anthony O. Gyapong, “Exchange Rate Distortion and Economic Growth in Ghana.” International Economic Journal, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter 1994), pp.59-74
6. K. Gyimah-Brempong and Anthony O. Gyapong, “Production of Education: Are Socioeconomic Factors Important.” Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 17, No.4 (1993), pp.507-
7. K. Gyimah-Brempong and Anthony O. Gyapong, “Elasticities of Factor Substitution in the Production of Education.” Economics of Education Review, Vol. 11, No.2 (September 1992), pp. 205-217
8. K. Gyimah-Brempong and Anthony O. Gyapong, “Characteristics of Education Production Functions: An Application of Canonical Regression Analysis.” Economics of Education
Review, Vol 10 (1991), pp. 7-17
9. K. Gyimah-Brempong and Anthony O. Gyapong, “Demand for Factors of Production: A Study of Michigan's Police Departments.” Applied Economics, Vol. 20 (1988), pp. 1421-1433
10. . Anthony O. Gyapong, and K. Gyimah-Brempong, “Factor Substitution, Price Elasticity of Factor Demand and Returns to Scale in Police Production.” Southern Economic Journal,
Vol. 54 (1988), pp. 863-878
11. Anthony O. Gyapong, “Alternative Estimation Techniques for Panel Data on Strike
Activity.” The Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 68 (1986), pp 526-532

Part of a Book Published

1. Augustin K. Fosu and Anthony O. Gyapong: “Terms of Trade and Growth of
Resource Economies: Contrasting Evidence from Two African Countries” in
“Beyond the Curse: Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources” ed. by
R. Arezki, T. Gylfason, and A. Sy (Washington, D.C: International Monetary
Fund, 2011), pp. 257-275.