Lotanna Ernest Emediegwu bagged a first class degree from the University of Benin where he graduated as the best student in the Faculty of Social Sciences, thus winning lots of awards, including the Vice-Chancellor’s award for academic excellence. Thereafter, he was retained as a graduate assistant in the Department from where he rose to an assistant lecturer. He won the much coveted Presidential Award for Scholarship, Innovation and Development (PRESSID) which enabled him to pursue an MSc degree in Financial Economics at the University of Manchester where he graduated with a distinction.
Currently, Lotanna is fully funded by the School of Social Sciences (Economics) studentship for his PhD studies, and he is affiliated with the Environmental and Resource Economics (ERE) Research Group RAG at The University of Manchester.
2017 - Date University of Manchester
PhD Environmental and Resource Economics
- Thesis: Essays on Climate Change and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Teaching Associate (2020 - 2021)
- Graduate Teaching Assistant (2017 - 2020)
- Widening Participation (WP) Fellow, Faculty of Humanities (2018 - 2020)
- PhD (Economics) Students’ Representative in the Staff-Student Liaison Committee (2017 - 2020)
- Economics GTA Representative (2017 - 2019)
- Social Science GTA Representative (2017 - 2019)
2015 – 2016 University of Manchester
MSc Financial Economics (Distinction)
- Students’ Representative in the Staff-Student Liaison Committee.
- Post-Graduate Taught (PGT) Representative in School Policy and Resource Committee
- Dissertation: Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment: An Empirical Investigation from Sub-Saharan African Economies (Distinction)
2007 – 2011 University of Benin, Nigeria
BSc (Hons) Economics and Statistics (1st Class)
- Developed excellent oral and written communication as a result of regular essay writing and presentations given as a group leader.
- Headed several student committees in the department, thereby improving my organization and planning skills and exhibiting good team playing spirit.
- Project: The Impact of Education on Economic Growth: The Nigerian Experience (Distinction)
Memberships of committees and professional bodies
European Economic Association (EEA)
(8th January 2020)
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
(8th November 2019)
Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
(19th July 2019)
European Asso. of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
(11th April 2019)
Royal Economic Society (RES)
(6th March 2019)
International Association of Applied Econometrics (IAAE)
(24th July 2018)
Nigerian Economic Society (NES)
(1st February 2019)
Membership No: ASS.3852
Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered)
Graduate Member (7th March 2013)
Membership No: 195936
Ø Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) (8th November 2019)