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Komla Dzigbede

Assistant Professor

CCPA Public Administration


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.

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 bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from the University of Ghana and his PhD in public policy from Georgia State University.


  • Phd, George State University
  • MPhil, University of Ghana
  • BA, University of Ghana

Research Interests

  • School district financial management and leadership
  • State and local government debt issuance
  • Municipal securities trading
  • International development management