Staff Profile

Dr Samuel Fosu


RoleLecturer in Corporate Finance, Department of Finance, Accounting, Systems and Economics

Direct Line: 01902 321774


BiographySamuel has responsibility for module leadership and development. Prior to joining the University of Wolverhampton Business School as a lecturer, he held positions at the University of Leicester and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana). He also has extensive experience working in accountancy profession in both private and public sectors. Samuel is research active in the areas of corporate finance, banking competition and credit market performance. He has published in international peer reviewed journals and currently serves as a reviewer for a number of international journals including Emerging Markets Review, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance and Managerial Finance, amongst others.
Academic qualifications

2013 PhD Economics, University of Leicester (submitted: August 2013)

2009 MSc Banking and Finance (with distinction), University of Leicester

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Finalist)

2002 BA (Hons) Economics and Geography (First class), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana

Teaching interests

Principles of Finance, Corporate Finance, International Finance, Business Finance, Banking and Financial Regulation, Financial Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Quantitative Methods and Applied Econometrics.

Research interestsSamuel has broad research interests in capital structure, firm performance, banking competition, credit market performance and Applied Microeconometrics. He is particularly interested in the relationship between capital structure and firm performance under complex product market interactions. He also has strong interests in the interactions between banking competition, information asymmetry and credit market outcomes.
External academic roles

Reviewer for the following journals:
Emerging Markets Review
Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
Managerial Finance
African Journal of Business Management
African Review of Economics and Finance

Selected publications

Refereed Journal Articles

 Fosu, S. (2014), Credit information, consolidation and credit market performance: Bank-level evidence from developing countries, International Review of Financial Analysis, 32, 23-36.

Fosu, S. (2013). Capital structure, product market competition and firm performance: Evidence from South Africa. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 53(2), 140-151.

Fosu, S. (2013). Banking competition in Africa: Subregional comparative studies. Emerging Markets Review, 15, 233-254.