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 Pro. John Woode, Portfolio Management, Best Researcher Award

Professor at University of Cape Coast, Ghana

“John Woode is an accomplished finance professional with expertise in investment analysis and portfolio management. With a Master’s degree in Commerce (Finance) from the University of Cape Coast, John has a strong academic background complemented by practical experience in the financial industry. His research interests lie in the areas of market dynamics, risk transmission, and investment strategies, particularly focusing on emerging markets and commodity-dependent economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. John’s work has been published in reputable academic journals, reflecting his commitment to advancing knowledge in finance. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for excellence, John continues to contribute to the field of finance through his research and professional endeavors.”


Master of Commerce (Finance)

Institution: University of Cape Coast
Year: November 2021 – July 2023
Thesis Title: Commodity, Exchange Rates, and Equity Markets in Commodity-Dependent Sub-Saharan African Countries.
Thesis Description: Investigated risk transmission among commodity, currency, and equity markets in pressure-currency economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Found limited short and medium-term integration but significant long-term risk transmission.

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Institution: University of Cape Coast
Year: October 2018 – September 2020



Mr. John Woode brings a wealth of professional experience to the table, having served as a Data Entry Clerk (Temporal) at the Electoral Commission of Ghana in Cape Coast from July 2020 to August 2020. In this role, he demonstrated meticulous attention to detail and adherence to data entry protocols, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of client information within the database. His responsibilities included maintaining and updating client records, resolving discrepancies promptly, and safeguarding confidential information with the utmost discretion. Mr. Woode’s commitment to maintaining operational efficiency and his proactive approach to problem-solving made him a valuable asset to the team during his tenure at the Electoral Commission.

Research interests:

Based on Mr. John Woode’s educational background and thesis title, it’s evident that his research interests lie in the intersection of finance, particularly in the fields of commodity markets, exchange rates, and equity markets, with a specific focus on commodity-dependent economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. His thesis, titled “Commodity, Exchange Rates, and Equity Markets in Commodity-Dependent Sub-Saharan African Countries,” indicates a keen interest in understanding the dynamics of risk transmission among these markets.

Mr. Woode’s research suggests a broader interest in economic development, financial market integration, and the implications of global economic factors on local economies, especially in commodity-dependent regions. His findings on limited short and medium-term integration but significant long-term risk transmission highlight the importance of understanding the interplay between different market variables and their impacts over time.

Given this focus, Mr. Woode may have a particular interest in exploring strategies for mitigating risks in commodity-dependent economies, understanding the drivers of market integration, and identifying opportunities for sustainable economic growth in the region. His research could contribute valuable insights to policymakers, financial institutions, and investors seeking to navigate the complexities of these markets and promote economic stability and resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa.


  1. Title: Comovement between agricultural commodities and stock returns of commodity-dependent Sub-Saharan Africa countries amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Authors: J.K. Woode, AAA Idun, S Kawor
    • Journal: Scientific African
    • Volume: 23
    • Article Number: e01972
    • Year: 2024
  2. Title: Dynamic interdependence structure of industrial metals and the African stock market
    • Authors: J.K. Woode, PO Junior, AM Adam
    • Journal: Resources Policy
    • Volume: 88
    • Page: 104455
    • Year: 2024
  3. Title: Nexus between cryptocurrencies and global uncertainty: A quantile regression approach
    • Authors: J.K. Woode, P Owusu Junior, AM Adam, E Assifuah-Nunoo, AF Adjei
    • Journal: Cogent Economics & Finance
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue: 2
    • Article Number: 2282809
    • Year: 2023
  4. Title: Effect of Investment Knowledge on Investment Decision Amid Covid-19 Pandemic: The Moderating Role of Financial Risk Tolerance
    • Authors: J.K. Woode, E Assifuah-Nunoo, AF Adjei, J Bambir, AB Esuako
    • Publication Status: Available at SSRN
    • SSRN Number: 4539066
    • Year: 2023
  5. Title: Asymmetric Dependence and Predictive Capacity of Commodities on High-Pressure Currencies in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Author: J.K. Woode
    • Publication Status: Available at SSRN
    • SSRN Number: 4695822
John Woode | Portfolio Management | Best Researcher Award

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