Professor Asiedu, CV. View Entire CV


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 1998.
  • M.S., Economics, UIUC, 1994.
  • M.S., Mathematics, UIUC, 1992.
  • B.S. (Hon), Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Ghana, 1988.

Employment History (Selected)

  • Professor, Department of Economics, University of Kansas (KU), May 2012-Present
  • Research Scholar, Institute for Policy and Social Research, KU, June 2003-Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, KU, August 2004-May 2012
  • Associate Chair, Department of Economics, KU, June 2007-June 2009
  • Director of Graduate Studies, KU, June 2007-June 2009
  • Director of MA Program, Department of Economics, KU, August 2004-June 2005
  • Oswald Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, KU, August 1998- July 2004

Research and Teaching Interest

  • Development Economics
  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics

Awards and Honors


Research/Academic Awards

  • Author rank for Social Science Research Network (SSRN) as of January 2015 - 3,846 out of 270,671 authors in SSRN
  • Citations in important international publications including the Tony Blair "Commission for Africa" report published in 2005 and publications by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), World Bank, African Development Bank, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations University-WIDER in Finland
  • Emerging Scholar Award, 2007, awarded by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Nation-wide award, honors minority faculty in academia; 10 awards annually
  • Fulbright Specialist Scholar List, November 2008-Present
  • Big XII Fellowship, August 2008-June 2009

Editorial Experience

  • Editor, Journal of African Development, January 2014-Present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of African Trade, June 2013-Present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of African Economies, September 2009-May 2011
  • Editor, Special Issue of Journal of African Development, 2010

Other Honors (selected)

  • President and Founder, Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists (AAAWE), March 2012-Present
  • Member, Global Research Competition Steering Committee, Global Development Network, India, October 2011-Present
  • Member, Distinguished External Reference Group. The African Capacity Building Foundation, Zimbabwe, April 2012-Present
  • Board Member, African Finance Economic Association (AFEA), January 2012-Present
  • President, AFEA, January 2011-January 2013
  • Vice President, AFEA, December 2007-December 2010
  • Member of a four-scholar international panel committee to conduct a ten-year review of The United Nations University/ World Institute of Development and Economic Research (UNU/WIDER), Finland, May 2010-January 2011