George Marbuah works at SEI Headquarters as a Research Fellow at the Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre (SSFC).
At the SEI-SSFC, George works on innovative research ideas related to projects on sustainable finance in scaling-up available development capital in developing countries to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and meeting important Paris climate targets in different contexts.
Before joining SEI, George worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala where he also obtained a PhD in Economics.
At SLU, he worked mainly on policy-oriented empirical research with interests at the intersection between development economics, environment, natural resources management, energy as well as economic growth and macro-fiscal policy questions in resource-rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in particular and developing economies in general.
In the recent past, George has worked on the nexus between the political economy of natural resource wealth management and public investment/ economic growth in SSA, private-sector investment dynamics, spatial analysis of pollution in Sweden, as well as mining and educational outcomes’ nexus. George also likes to explore how social capital (e.g. norms and trust) impacts socio-economic-environmental (e.g. behaviours and attitudes) outcomes in different contexts. He employs both quantitative and qualitative toolkits in his research.