Professor Owusu’s research examines the relationship between neoliberal economic reforms and urban livelihood strategies; explores the relationship between organizational cultures and public sector reforms; and engages debates over the theoretical and conceptual issues surrounding development policy. Originally from Ghana, he has conducted research on these topics in several African countries and has authored several journal articles, book chapters, book reviews and reports. His work has been published in journal such as Journal of Planning Education and Research, Public Administration and Development, World Development, The Canadian Geographer, Canadian Journal of African Studies. Africa Today, Political Geography, African Development Review, Development Policy Review and several others. He is a co-editor of a forthcoming book Managing Africa's Natural Resources: Capacities for Development, published by Palgrave. He also edited/co-edited a special issue of GeoJournal: An International Journal of Human Geography and Environmental Sciences (Vol. 62, No.1-2, 2005) and Progress in Development Studies (Vol. 12, No 2&3, 2012). He has received several research awards, including the Best Economic Geography Dissertation Award for 2001, the 2013 College of Design Faculty Research Award, and the 2015 Kwadwo Konadu-Agyeman Distinguished Scholar Award in African Geography from the Africa Speciality Group of the Association of American Geographers. He has consulted for several international organizations, including the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), the World Bank, and the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).