Kofi Obeng


DepartmentMarketing, Transportation & Supply Chain



OfficeMerrick Hall
Room: 213

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Kofi Obeng


Ph D: City Planning, University of Pennsylvania, 1981

MA: City Planning, University of Pennsylvania, 1979

Other: Urban Planning, McGill University, 1977

BS: Planning, University of Science and Technology, 1973

Research Interests

Transportation/Logistics, Productivity and Efficiency Analysis, Transport Economics, Transportation Planning, Transit Operations/ Management, Transit Finance and Subsidies, Transportation Safety.

Recent Publications

Obeng,  Kofi  ( 2019).  Public transit cost efficiency: The impact of noncontracting regulation.  ( 126,  pp. 247-256).   Transportation Research Part A.

Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 2016).  Airport Security and Screening Satisfaction: A Case Study of U.S..  ( 55,  pp. 129-138.).   Journal of Air Transportation Management.

Sakano,  Ryoichi  Obeng,  Kofi  Fuller,  Keatra  ( 2016).  Airport security and screening satisfaction: A case study of U.S..  ( August,  55,  pp. 129-138).   Journal of Air Transportation management.

Obeng,  Kofi  Sakano,  Ryoichi  Naanwaab,  Cephas  ( 2016).  Understanding Overall Output Efficiency in Public Transit Systems: The Roles of Regulations, Perceived Budget and Subsidies.  ( Msy,  89,  pp. 133-150).   Transportation Research Part E.

Ugboro,  Isaiah  ( 2015).  The Moderating Effects of Perceived Threat to Valued Job Features on Career Commitment among University Professors. .  ( 2,  24,  pp. 39-52).   Australian Journal of Career Development .

Obeng,  Kofi  Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 2012).  Airline Fare and Seat Management Strategies with Demand Dependency.  ( 24,  pp. 42-48).   Journal of Air Transportation Management.

Sakano,  Ryoichi  Obeng,  Kofi  ( 2011).  Examining the Inefficiency of Transit Systems Using Latent Class Stochastic Frontier Models.  ( 2,  50,  pp. 45-68).   Journal of Transportation Research Forum.

Obeng,  Kofi  Burkey,  Mark  ( 2008).  Explaining crashes at intersections with red light cameras: a note.  ( 5,  42,  pp. 811-817).   Transportation Research: Part A.

Obeng,  Kofi  Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 2008).  Public Transit Subsidies, Output Effect and Total Productivity.  ( 1,  23,  pp. 85-98).   Research in Transportation Economics.

Obeng,  Kofi  Burkey,  Mark  ( 2006).  Explaining property damage from crashes at signalized intersections.  ( 3,  29,  pp. 217-231).   Transportation Planning and Technology.

Obeng,  Kofi  Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 2002).  Total factor productivity decomposition, input price inefficiencies, and public transit systems.  ( 1,  38,  pp. 19–36).   Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.

Obeng,  Kofi  Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 2000).  The effects of operating and capital subsidies on total factor productivity: a decomposition approach.    Southern Economic Journal.

Obeng,  Kofi  Azam,  Abul  Sakano,  Ryoichi  ( 1997).  Modeling economic inefficiency caused by public transit subsidies. 

Sakano,  Ryoichi  Obeng,  Kofi  Azam,  Abul  ( 1997).  Subsidies and inefficiency: stochastic frontier approach.  ( 3,  15,  pp. 113–127).   Contemporary Economic Policy.

Sakano,  Ryoichi  Obeng,  Kofi  ( 1995).  Re-examination of inefficiencies in urban transit systems: a stochastic frontier approach.  ( 4,  31,  pp. 377).   Logistics and Transportation Review.