Kofi Gunu

Research Topic:

IMF Program Participation and the Structural Power of Finance
International Relations Network
Nuffield College
DPhil International Relations

I am a DPhil candidate in International Relations, specialising in International Political Economy. My research focuses on macroeconomic policymaking in low and middle income countries, with particular interest in sub-Saharan Africa. 

I have prior work experience in both the public and private sectors on three continents. I hold an M.A in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University, where I was a Schwarzman Scholar, and a B.A in Political Science from Augustana University. Before embarking on the DPhil, I completed the MPhil (Distinction) in International Relations at The Queen's College, University of Oxford.


  • SAIS-CARI Fellow (2020) - Johns Hopkins University
  • Rhodes Scholarship (2019) - University of Oxford
  • Schwarzman Scholarship (2017) - Tsinghua University
Kofi Gunu