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Elizabeth Asiedu

Carol Pimental Faculty Fellow, University Honors Program
Professor, Economics
Primary office:
785-864-2843


Summary

Elizabeth Asiedu, Ph.D is a professor in the department of economics. She is also the president and founder of the Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists (AAAWE), former editor of the Journal of African Development (JAD) and former president of the African Finance Economic Association (AFEA). She is also a Carnegie Diaspora Fellow, University of Ghana and a Senior Fellow at the African Center for Economic Transformation in Ghana. She has enjoyed working with her Honors students for over 19 years, and has guided many of them to opportunities in research, study-abroad programs, graduate schooling, and internships. Dr. Asiedu has received several teaching and mentoring awards, including: The Outstanding Woman Educator Award, Kemper Teaching Award, Byron Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Woman of Distinction Award. Dr. Asiedu’s research focuses on foreign direct investment, foreign aid, and gender. Her research has received both national and international recognition. In 2007, she was one of ten recipients of the Emerging Scholar Award, a national award that honors minority faculty. Her work has been published in leading scholarly journals and she has consulted for many international organizations, including: The United Nations University/World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Finland, the International Labor Organization, the African Development Bank, and the Islamic Development Bank.


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40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
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60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
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