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Assistant Professor of Economics

Year Joined RCNJ: 2000

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7391
  • Email: ggonpu@ramapo.edu
  • Office: ASB-210
  • Office Hours: Mon. 6:00-7:00PM & Thurs. 10:15-11:00AM; 6:15-8:00PM

Education:

  • B.Sc., University of Liberia
  • M.A., Northwestern University
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois

Courses Offered:

  • Introduction of Macroeconomics
  • Management Statistics
  • Money and Economy Activity
  • Consumer Economics
  • International Finance

Teaching Interest:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Money and Banking
  • Business Statistics
  • Economic Development

Research Interest:

  • Monetary Policy and Economic Activity
  • Public Policy and Economic Activity

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  • Gonpu, G. (2017). Governance Quality, Institutional Credibility and the Flow of Remittances to Liberia.  Conference of the Liberian Studies Association, Mahwah, New Jersey.
  • Gonpu, G. & Hamlett, C. (2016). Exploring the Link between Exchange Rates and the Prices of Primary Export Commodities: The Case of US-Liberian Dollar Exchange Rate.  7th Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Syracuse, New York.
  • Gonpu, G. (2015). Some Evidence on the Economic Determinants of the Persistence and Severity of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa.  2015 International Business Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Gonpu, G. (2014).  Governance, Budget Deficits and Financial Crisis: An Analysis of Government’s Role in the Liberian Banking Crisis.   International Business and Economics Research Journal, 13 (5).
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