- B. A. (with Honors and High Distinction) in Political Science and Development Studies,University of Toronto, 1996
- M. A. in Political Science, University of Toronto, 1997
- Ph.D. in Political Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2005
Darko Opoku teaches African Politics. His research interests include political economic development in Africa, IMF and World Bank-inspired neoliberal economic reforms in Africa, and state-business relations in Africa. He has published in Develpment and Chage, Africa Today, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, and Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. He is also author of The Politics of Government-Buseiness Relations in Ghana, 1982-2008 (_Palgrave Macmillan 2010).