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Dr. Elisabeth Asiedu

Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas

Dr. Elizabeth Asiedu is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas, and was the Associate Department Chair and the Director of Graduate Studies from 2007-2009. She has received several teaching/mentoring awards at the University of Kansas, including The Outstanding Woman Educator Award, the Kemper Teaching Award, the Byron Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Woman of Distinction Award. She is also the President-elect of the African Finance Economic Association and an Associate Editor of The Journal of African Economies. Professor Asiedu received her B.S. (Hons) from the University of Ghana, her M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and her PhD in Economics also from UIUC.

Professor Asiedu’s research focuses on Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Aid and HIV/AIDS. In 2007, she was one of ten recipients of The Emerging Scholar Award, awarded by Diverse Magazine. Her work has been published in leading scholarly journals, including The American Economic Review, The Journal of International Economics, and The Review of Economics and Statistics. Her work is also cited in several international publications, including the Report of the Commission for Africa (The Tony Blair Report) presented at the G8 Summit in 2005, the 2006 Economic Report on Africa produced by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the 2008 UNCTAD World Investment Report.