PhD (Pol. Econ) Syd M.Sc (Urban Econ) Lond. BSc (Land Econ) KNUST




























Franklin Obeng-Odoom is a Senior Lecturer in Property Economics at the School of Built Environment at the University of Technology Sydney. His research interests are centred on the political economy of development, cities, and natural resources.

Franklin's doctoral work in political economy was supervised by Frank Stilwell: a well-known public intellectual and, notably, Australia's first full professor of political economy.

He has, in addition, completed studies and research on Georgist philosophy and political economy at the Henry George School of Social Science in Chicago, USA and worked on institutional economics of Richard Theodore Ely at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva, Switzerland.

Franklin's books include Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana (Routledge, London) and Reconstructing Urban Economics: Towards a Political Economy of the Built Environment (Zed, London). He guest-edited the special issue of the Journal of Australian Political Economy on 'Global Economic Inequalities and Development'. Franklin is also the substantive Editor of African Review of Economics and Finance and serves on the editorial boards of Urban Challenge, Forum for Social Economics, and The Extractive Industries and Society.

Franklin's research has generated much academic interest. It has also contributed to inspiring global policy, as shown in uptake in reports by bodies such as the UN, Cities Alliance, and the African Capacity Building Foundation. With its balance, clarity, and quality, Franklin's work is widely used for teaching and instruction at various universities around the world, including Harvard, the London School of Economics, and York.

The recipient of a number of reputable research awards, Franklin was named a Dan David Prize Scholar in April 2010, a World Social Science Fellow in January 2013 and, in June 2015, was elected to the Fellowship of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. In January 2016, Dr. Franklin Obeng-Odoom received the Patrick J. Welch Award from the Association for Social Economics for writing the best article in the Forum for Social Economics in 2015.