Muazu holds Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Finance from University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He received his Master of Science (MSc) degree in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics (First Class Honours) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. He is a Lecturer at the Department of Banking and Finance, School of Business and Law, University for Development Studies (UDS), Wa Campus, Ghana, where he teaches on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.Muazu is an applied economist with more general research interests in finance and growth economics. His research is broadly macro and micro, largely motivated by contemporary policy-related issues. At the macro-level, his research interest has over the years focused on the dynamic linkages between macroeconomic policies and financial sector development in particular and how they uniquely affect economic growth. At the micro-level, Muazu studies issues on poverty, NGOs and government social spending nexus.