Ph.D. University of Tennessee, 2019

M.A. University of Tennessee, 2015

M.PHIL. University of Ghana, 2010

 B.A. University of Ghana, 2007


 Teaching: Contemporary Issues in Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Theory, International Economics 

 Research Areas: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics,  International Economics, Development Economics  

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"Welfare implications of trade liberalization when revenue matters" with Mohammed Mohsin, The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, February 2021, Vol. 30, Issue 4,  pp. 574-595.

"Remittances and Financial Development in Caribbean Countries", with Colin Cannonier, In: Cannonier, C., Galloway Burke, M. (eds) Contemporary Issues Within Caribbean Economies, June 2022, pp. 191-23, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.


Marcus Bansah is an Assistant Professor of Economics at St. Olaf College. Prior to joining St. Olaf, he was appointed Belmont University Fellow in Economics at the Jack C. Massey College of Business. Prof. Bansah earned his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his B.A in Economics with first class honors, and M.PHIL. in Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon.After receiving his masters in 2010, he spent three years working as a teaching/research assistant at the Department of Economics, and as a Principal Research Assistant at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana. While at ISSER, he was also a co-instructor at Wisconsin International University College and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), where he taught Quantitative Methods at the MBA level.  Prof. Bansah also served as a Faculty Intern at Ashesi University, where he was a co-instructor of International Trade and Policy. In 2014, he joined the Department of Economics at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as a graduate teaching associate, where he taught six intermediate undergraduate classes in Macroeconomics, Development Economics and Monetary Economics. He also served as graduate research assistant at Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research. His research focuses on analyzing policy-relevant development and trade issues at the macro level, particularly in small open economies.  Prof. Bansah has presented his research at several conferences including the annual meetings of the Southern Economic Association and has published in the Journal of International Trade & Economic Development. He is a reviewer for the Journal for the Advancement of Developing Economies. Prof. Bansah is a member of Amazing Church International, where he serves as a member of the leadership team.