Sosu, Ebenezer

Research Intern
Biographical Statement 

Ebenezer Sosu is currently a student in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Economics of Globalization and European Integration (EMJMD EGEI), where he has developed a comprehensive understanding of economic theories and globalization’s impact on development. He is also the Student Representative of the EGEI 2023 cohort. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana, graduating as the valedictorian of the Economics class of 2021. During his time at KNUST, he also served as a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Economics, collaborating on projects focused on development and poverty reduction. Ebenezer’s academic journey has equipped him with the theoretical knowledge and empirical methodologies necessary to pursue impactful research in international economics and development. His current studies in the EMJMD EGEI programme have further deepened his understanding of economic policies and their global implications, as he has had the opportunity to study at prestigious institutions such at Ghent University and the University of Lille.

During his research internship at UNU-CRIS, Ebenezer will work under the supervision of Samuel Standaert within the RIKS Cluster. He will primarily focus on analyzing the impact of colonial ties on trade. This will involve preparing and analyzing a comprehensive dataset on colonial history, tracking colonial dependencies, and noting when and how countries gained independence from specific hegemonies. Subsequently, this dataset will be used to conduct a gravity analysis of international trade, contributing to a deeper understanding of how historical colonial relationships influence current economic interactions.