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William A. Amponsah

Assistant Professor Economics


  • Ph.D. (Applied Economics), The Ohio State University, 1991
  • MS (Applied Economics), University of Kentucky, 1986
  • BS (Agricultural Business), Berea College, 1984

Areas of Specialization

  • International Trade Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic Development
  • Marketing and Economic Policy


William A. Amponsah, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics, is outgoing associate editor of the international journal, Agriculture Economics. He served from 1998 through 2002 as the co-editor of the Review of Agricultural Economics. Amponsah also served for two years as Panel Manager of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Initiative Competitive Grants Program in the area of Markets and Trade, after serving on the national panel for three years. From 1999 through 2007 he served on the six-member U.S. Council of the International Association of Agricultural Economists and as chair of the Committee on the Status of Blacks in Agricultural Economics of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) through 2013.

Amponsah has trained and advised business practitioners and economic policymakers from Africa, the former Soviet Union, Central Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and China. He has also provided testimonies to committees of the U.S. Congress and advised African Governments and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on trade policy and market integration issues. Amponsah has received many awards and citations of excellence including the 2005 Outstanding Black Agricultural Economist for research and related areas by the AAEA. In 2009 and 2010, he was invited to join a group of social scientists from around the world working on the first and second “European Report on Development” commissioned by the European Commission.

Office Location

Parker College of Business room 1112
Phone: 912-478-5086


Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 9/29/2021