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About Komla Dzigbede

Dr. Komla Dzigbede focuses his research on public sector financial management in developed and developing countries. His research addresses questions related to municipal bond issuance and trading, state and local financing, and international development management. He is currently examining debt refinancing strategies in U.S. school districts and exploring the links between strategic financial leadership and educational outcomes. He is also investigating municipal debt management networks to understand how the structure of networks affects state and local government borrowing costs. Dr. Dzigbede has published several articles on public sector management and has taught courses in public budgeting and finance and applied statistics. He has extensive experience in the international public sector, having worked for several years as an economist at the Central Bank of Ghana. He received his bachelors and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Ghana and his PhD in Public Policy from Georgia State University.


Present Assistant Professor, Binghamton University--SUNY

Curriculum Vitae


  • Research Design and Methods
  • Public and Nonprofit Budgeting and Finance


Bachelors of Art, University of Ghana ‐ Economics
PHD, Georgia State University ‐ Public Policy
MPhil, University of Ghana ‐ Economics

Contact Information

(607) 777-9260 
University Downtown Center, Room 345