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Associate Fellows pose for a group photograph at the Associate Fellows Retreat held on the 4th of January, 2007 in Enugu The Retreat/Conference was attended by more than eighty (80) Associate Fellows from different parts of the country. Discussions at the Retreat focused on strengthening the thematic work groups as anchors for competitive research, peer networking and making the Associate Fellows network more accountable, effective and productive. Also, the participants considered practical actions to improve capacities and skills of Associate Fellows, enhance information flow and communication and promote research outputs of the Institute.
7.3 SAMPLE RESEARCH AND RELATED OUTPUTS OF ASSOCIATE FELLOWSACHIKE, A. I.
Dr. (Mrs.) A. I. Achike is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She holds a PhD degree in Agricultural Economics. Her main research interests include gender and development, socioeconomic analysis and agribusiness.
• Achike, A. I. (2007). South - South Trade and Regional Integration Agreements: Some Perspectives for Africa. Lead paper published in the 2007 Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference of the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA).
• Achike, A. I. (2007). Effects of Trade Liberalization on Prices of Carbohydrate Staples in Nigeria. Work in Progress Report Submitted to the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi Kenya.
AGU, CHUKWUMA Chukwuma Agu holds a PhD in Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is Research Coordinator at the African Institute for Applied Economics. His research interests include macroeconomics, regional integration and trade policy. He has published a good number of scientific papers in local and international journals. He has attended a number of international training courses and conferences in U. S.A. and U.K.
• Oji, G. O. and Agu, C. (2007). How competitive are Nigerian Ports in West Africa? in Collier, Paul, Soludo, C. C. and Patillo, Catherine (EDs.) Economic Policy Options for a Prosperous Nigeria, Palgrave Macmillan, UK.
• Agu, C. and Achike, A. I. (2007). “South South Trade and Regional Integration Arrangements in Africa: Some Perspectives” Presented at the Trade Policy Training and Research Centre in Africa (TRAPCA) Conference on Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Trade Agreements: Emerging Scenarios and Challenges for African and Least Developed Countries, Royal Swazi Hotel, Mbabane, Swaziland, November.
• Agu, C. (2007). “Aid for Trade and Capacity Building Needs for Trade in Africa” Presented at the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA) Conference on Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Trade Agreements: Emerging Scenarios and Challenges for African and Least Developed Countries, Royal Swazi Hotel, Mbabane, Swaziland, November.
• Agu, C. (2007). “What does the Central Bank of Nigeria Target? An analysis of the Policymakers’ Reaction Function” Final Report to the African Economic Research Consortium, Nairobi, Kenya, December.
• Agu, C. (2007). “Export Credits Agencies, Debt and Africa’s Development Challenges” Policy Brief prepared for the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), Midrand, South Africa, September.
AMAKOM, UZOCHUKWU Uzochukwu Amakom holds a Ph.D in Economics. He is currently a lecturer in Economics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. His research interest covers poverty and income distribution, Public Finance Analysis (PFA), Industrial growth and development, Gender Analysis as well as growth and trade issues.
• Amakom, U. (2007). “Leather and Leather Products: A Viable Non-oil Export Potential
for Nigeria” in Wohlmuth, et al (eds) Africa Development Perspectives Yearbook 2007:
Africa-Commodity Dependence, Resource Curse and Export Diversification, Vol XII.
London, Transaction Publishers, pp 343-373.
• Amakom, U. & Ezeaku, L. C. (2007). “Export Constraints of the Kano Leather Industry:
A Study of Industrial Clusters in Nigeria” International Journal of Development Studies – Concepts for Further Development, Vol. II, No. 006, pp 43-59.
• Amakom, U. & Obi, A. (2007). “Nigeria’s Education Sector Allocation and Expenditures (1995-2005): Implications for Poverty Reduction and Gender Empowerment”, Journal of Economic Studies, Volume 6, No. 1, pp 1-19
• Amakom, U. & Nwabude, E. 2007, “Economics of Environmental Sustainability in Nigeria: The Need for Women to Have Say in It” The International Journal of Gender and Contemporary Studies (IJGCS), Vol. 1, pp. 12-31.
ICHOKU, HYCINTH, E.
Hyacinth Eme Ichoku (Rev. Dr.) holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics, University Nigeria, Nsukka. His research interests include Health Financing and Poverty.
• Ichoku, H. E. and Fonta, W. M. (2007) “A Re-examination of the redistributive effects of direct healthcare financing under alternative decomposition frameworks”. A paper presented at the 7th Conference of International Association of Health Economists, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, July 7-11, 2007.
• Ichoku, H. E., Fonta, W. M. and Ogujiuba, K. (2007). “Can out-of-pocket health financing be fair? Empirical Evidence from Nigeria” A paper presented at the meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality – Berlin Academy of sciences – Berlin, July 12 – 15, 2007-11-07.
• Ichoku, H. E, Fonta, W. M. and Kedir, A. (2007). “Measuring individual valuation distributions using a Stochastic Payment Card Approach: application to solid waste management in Nigeria” Environment, Management and Sustainability.
• Fonta W. M., Ichoku, H. E., Ogujiuba, K. K. and Chukwu, J. O. (2007). “Using a contingent valuation approach for improved solid waste management facility: Evidence from Enugu State, Nigeria” Journal of African Economies.
• Ozor, Nicholas and Igbokwe, E. M. (2007). “Roles of agricultural biotechnology in ensuring adequate food security in developing societies”. African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 6 (14), pp. 1597-1602.
NWAFOR, MANSON Manson Nwafor is a Policy Economist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan. His area of research is the application of CGE modeling to generate policy-relevant solutions. He is currently working with the Nigeria Commercial Agriculture Project, hosted by the IITA.
• Nwafor, Manson. (2007). “Literature Review of Development Targets In Nigeria”.
Prepared for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and International Food Policy Research Institute under the CIDA funded Agriculture Policy Support Facility (APSF) which aims at improving the use of evidence in agriculture policy making in Nigeria.
• Nwafor, Manson. (2007). “Tracking Key Dimensions o Knowledge Management Related To Agriculture Led, Pro-Poor, Gender And Environment Sensitive Growth”. Prepared for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and International Food Policy Research Institute under the CIDA funded Agriculture Policy Support Facility (APSF) which aims at improving the use of evidence in agriculture policy making in Nigeria.
NZEH, CELESTINE Celestine Emeka Peter Nzeh holds an MSc Degree of Agricultural Economics from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Resource and Environmental Economics at University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
• Nzeh, C. E. P. and Eboh, E. C. (2007). “Analysis of Income Effects of forest Products Activities among rural households in Enugu state Nigeria” Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR), Vol. 7, No. 1, 2007, ISSN 1595-7470. Pages 23-33.
• Nzeh, C. E.P. (2007). “Socio-Economic analysis of marketing of yam in Enugu urban, Enugu State, Nigeria”. Addendum of proceedings of Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists (NAAE), 9th Annual National Conference held at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi state, Nigeria, page 474.
Activity Report 2007
• Principal Member of the AIAE research team that carried out the study - Socioeconomic Impact of Mobile Telecommunications in Nigeria, for Nigerian Communications Commission, Abuja.
• Principal Member of the AIAE research team that carried out the study – Middle Class in Nigeria – Profile, Determinants and Characteristics: 1980-2007, for National Bureau of Statistics, Abuja.
• Principal Member of the AIAE research team that carried out the study – Size, Determinants and Trends of Informal Sector of the Nigerian Economy, under the USAID REFORMS project.
ONYUKWU, O. ONYUKWU
• Onyukwu, O. E. (2007). “Enugu State Education Public Expenditure Review (1999– 2005)”. Study for DFID/World Bank, Abuja, Nigeria. (with P. Bennell and S. Oladeji).
• Onyukwu, O. E. (2007). “Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) Negotiations and Agreements: The Nigerian Interest” Research Report Prepared For the National Planning Commission (NPC), Abuja (with N. I. Ikpeze, P. C. Ekeocha, M. Nwafor and M.
• Onyukwu, O. E. and Okoye, C. U. (2007). “Sustaining Poverty Alleviation Efforts through Inter-Agency Collaboration in Nigeria” (in Omeje, K. C. (ED.) State-Society Relations in Nigeria: Democratic Consolidation, Conflicts and Reforms) London: Adonis & Abbey Publishers, Pp. 176 – 203.
• Onyukwu, O. E., Ukeje, S. and Agu, C. (2007). “Banking Regulation and Reforms in Nigeria: The Consolidation Experience” (in Omeje, K. C. (EDs.) State-Society Relations in Nigeria: Democratic Consolidation, Conflicts and Reforms) London: Adonis & Abbey Publishers, Pp. 204 – 229.
OZOR, NICHOLAS Nicholas Ozor holds a PhD in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He was also a Commonwealth Scholar at University of Reading, U. K. He has researched considerably on cost sharing in technology dissemination.
• Ozor, N. (2007). Challenges to Effective Use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the Delivery of Agricultural Extension Service. Journal of Agricultural Extension Vol. 10: 40-45.
• Ozor, N. (2007). Barriers to Effective Privatization and Commercialization of Agricultural Extension Service in Nigeria: the Perceptions of Extension Professionals in Enugu State.
Journal of Extension Systems, Vol. 23, No.1: 98-115.
• Chukwuone N.A., A.E. Agwu and N. Ozor, 2007. Constraints and Strategies toward Effective Cost-Sharing of Agricultural Technology Delivery in Nigeria. Journal: Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, Texas A&M U.S.A.,Vol. 13(1): 29-41,
• N. Ozor, A.E. Agwu, N.A. Chukwuone, M.C. Madukwe and C.J. Garforth (2007). Costsharing of Agricultural Technology Transfer in Nigeria: Perceptions of Farmers and Extension Professionals. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension Vol. 13, No.1, 23-37, 2007.
UCHE, CHIBUIKE U.
Prof. Chibuike Uche is a Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions and Dean, Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a doctorate degree in accounting and finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has published extensively in scientific and professional journals.
• Uche, Chibuike U. (2007). “The Accounting Profession in British West Africa” Edinburgh, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
• Uche, Chibuike U. (2007). “The Future of the Past in Banking” 24th Inaugural Lecture of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (Nsukka, University of Nigeria Press).
• Uche, Chibuike U. (2007). “Collusion and Competition in Colonial Economies: Banking in British West Africa 1916-1960” (With Gareth Austin), Business History Review (Volume 81, pp.1-26, Harvard University Press).
• Uche, Chibuike U. (2007) “Colonial Heritage that is Failing West African Accountancy” CA Magazine, August 2007, pp.60-61.
UJAH, OLIVER Ujah Oliver Chinedu holds an MSc Degree of Agricultural Economics from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Resource and Environmental Economics at University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is the AIAE Liaison Officer dealing with Associate Fellows of the Institute.
Ujah, O. (2007). Diversification Potential of Cassava in the Nigerian Economy – Book Chapter in the 2007 African Perspective Yearbook: Africa – Commodity Dependency, Resource Curse and Export Diversification, published by the University of Bremen, Germany.
Ujah, O. (2007). “How Green is Nigeria’s Agricultural Development” – Book of Proceedings, 2007 Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists (NAAE), held at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, November 15-18.
UKWU, UKWU I.