Nkalu Chigozie Nelson

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    Nelson Chigozie Nkalu is a PhD candidate and Teaching Assistant in Economics and Invigilator at the University of Aberdeen Business School, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. His research interests revolve around macroeconomics, development economics, and labour productivity growth, especially in investigating structural transformation dynamics, labour productivity growth, and manufacturing output-policy mix.

    In his over nine years of cogent work experience in academia, Nelson has been working as a lecturer and researcher in Economics up to a mid-career level at the University of Nigeria (2013 - 2020) before joining the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom as a PhD candidate and Teaching Assistant in Economics and Invigilator (from 1st September 2020 to present). He holds a BSc, MSc, and PhD in Economics (Development Economics) from the University of Nigeria. Nelson is also a visiting scholar in the 2020/2022 Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE) at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, on advanced courses in  microeconometrics and time-series/macroeconometrics.

    Nelson has worked on many development projects and has published over forty-one professional/scholarly articles and policy papers in rated local and international journals. Interestingly, some of his research outputs can be found on his research gate and the University of Aberdeen links: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nelson-Nkalu and https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/c.nkalu.20#publications. Given his track record in the development impact projects and research, Nelson is awarded a fully funded sponsorship by the Federal Government of Nigeria - Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) in 2020. His TETfund award by the Federal Government of Nigeria is aimed to carry out a cross-edging project bordering on the development and structural transformation of the Sub-Saharan African region at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Arts & Social Sciences, PhD, Economics , University of Nigeria

    29 Aug 201622 Dec 2021

    Award Date: 22 Dec 2021

    Arts & Social Sciences, Masters Degree, Economics (Development Economics), University of Nigeria

    29 Aug 201423 Sept 2015

    Award Date: 28 Jan 2017

    Arts & Social Sciences, Bachelors Degree, Economics, University of Nigeria

    1 Sept 200729 Jul 2011

    Award Date: 27 Jan 2012

    External positions

    Lecturer 1, University of Nigeria

    23 May 2013 → …

    Area of Expertise

    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Development Economics, Public Sector Economics, Environmental and Energy Economics, Financial and Monetary Economics, and Econometrics.


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