Frank Ametefe

PHD Student

Frank Ametefe

Frank Ametefe

Academic Area(s): Real Estate & Planning
Supervisor(s): Dr Steven Devaney
Research Topic(s): Real Estate in the Portfolio of Defined Contribution Pensions

Areas of academic interest

 Real Estate Finance and Investment; Pension Real Estate Portfolio Management


Frank is an experienced lecturer and researcher passionate about the finance of real estate projects.  He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Administration (Banking and Finance Option) in 2006. After a period of work as an Assistant Project Officer at the DANIDA Centre for International Business, Frank studied for an MPhil in Finance, which he completed successfully in 2009.

Before starting his PhD at the School of Real Estate and Planning, Frank lectured at the Department of Finance, University of Ghana. Frank also taught at the Wisconsin International University College, Ghana for close to two years. During his MPhil, Frank worked as a Teaching Assistant teaching mostly MBA courses in finance and economics. He served as a teaching assistant for over two years. He has taught a wide range of courses including Financial Management, Public Finance, Investment Management, International Financial Management and Entrepreneurship.


  • University of Ghana, Master of Philosophy in Finance
  • University of Ghana, Bachelor of Science in Administration (Banking & Finance Option)


Organising Tutorials for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Corporate Finance

Research Grants

  • Reading Real Estate Foundation Studentship Award
  • 2014 Doctoral Research Fellow, American Real Estate Society


  • University of Ghana Fellowship Award
  • Best Poster Prize, REP PhD Day 2014


Ametefe, F., Aboagye, A. Q. Q., & Sarpong-Kumankoma, E. (2011). Housing and construction finance, deposit mobilisation and bank performance in Ghana. Journal of Property Research, 28(2), 151-165.