Kofi Takyi Asante is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana. His research lies at the intersection of political, economic, and historical sociology. His substantive research areas include state formation, citizenship, and development. His research over the years has focused on exploring the emergence, transformations, and contemporary character of the Ghanaian state, as well as the implication of these political economy trends on citizenship and civic engagement. His publications have appeared in African Economic History, Ghana Studies, and the International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, among others. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Ghana Studies; an Editorial Committee member of the Child Marriage Information Portal of the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection (MoGCSP); and, until recently, a part-time Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG). He has consulted for many local and international organisations, including UNDP, Open Government Partnership (OGP), CAMFED Ghana, International Budget Partnership (IBP) among others. He studied at the University of Ghana, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Northwestern University. Before joining ISSER, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST).