Alumni Profiles

Industrial Engineering and economics


Ifeanyi Edochie
Ifeanyi Edochie

After Graduation: Economic Research Fellow at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA in Ethiopia) in the New Technologies and Innovation Section (NTIS) of the Special Initiatives Division. He researched the intersection of development economics and science, technology and innovation (STI) in African countries. His fellowship paper, “The determinants of Information Technology Investment: Evidence from Automated Teller Machine utilization in the Ethiopian Banking Industry”, explored technology adoption and diffusion within the Ethiopian banking industry in order to suggest clear and efficient technology policy for the improvement of growth and industry-wide competition, and increase financial inclusion. He also led data modelling and analysis on multiple NTIS projects.


Currently: Interim Data Analyst Volunteer at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA, Nigeria Country Office) and studying online towards becoming a Data Scientist through the John Hopkins School of Public Health (R-Programming based).


Graduate School: M.S., Economics, Duke University
Ph.D., Applied Economics and Public Policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School in California, in progress. Focusing on the intersection of technology and macroeconomics in African countries, unemployment and poverty analysis, and population economics for developing countries.


Future: High-level analytical work at an international development organization advising private and public sector parties around the developing world.