Mr Lotanna Emediegwu

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Overview

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.

Qualifications

2017 - Date            University of Manchester

                             PhD Environmental and Resource Economics

  • Thesis: Essays on Climate Change and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Widening Participation (WP) Fellow, Faculty of Humanities (2018/2019)
  • PhD (Economics) Students’ Representative in the Staff-Student Liaison Committee (2017 - 2019)
  • GTA Macroeconomics, Year 2 (2017 - 2019)
  • 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 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

Areas of expertise

  • HB Economic Theory - Environmental Economics, climate change, Spatial Econometrics, Food and Fuel Pricing, Foreign Direct Investment, Nonlinear Modelling

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Master in Science, : Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment: An Empirical Investigation from Sub-Saharan African Economies , The University of Manchester (2015 - 2016)
  • 2012 - Bachelor of Science, The Impact of Education on Economic Growth: The Nigerian Experience, University of Benin (2007 - 2012)

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