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Dr. Eugene Okoi Ifere




Lecturer II


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About Dr. Eugene Okoi Ifere

Eugene Okoi IFERE is a Senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Calabar- Nigeria. He holds PhD, MSc, and BSc degrees in Economics from the University of Calabar–Nigeria, And also an IMF (Edx) Certificate in Macroeconomic Management in Resource-Rich Countries; a Certificate in Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Modeling (DSGE) from Praque, Czech Republic organized by the EcoModeling School. During his one year National Service (NYSC-2003), he taught in Umar -Ibn College of Education Science and Technology Bama - Borno State. He had a stint in Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) as a computer analyst and part-time lecturer from 2004 to 2008. In 2010, he joined the University of Calabar as a tenured academic staff in the Department of Economics where he taught for a period of time. While in the University of Calabar, He held sensitive responsibilities in the Department of Economics such as Examinations Officer Post Graduate Programme, Examinations Officer Undergraduate Programme, Staff Adviser Nigerian Economic Students Association and Secretary Post Graduate Programme. In 2015, Dr. Ifere joined the services of Federal University Lafia (FU-LAFIA) where he contributed in setting up the Department of Economics (Econometric Laboratory) in preparation for the first NUC Accreditation, which turned out to be a success. In FU-LAFIA he was instrumental to the starting of the Post Graduate Programe in Economics and was the Pioneer Chairman Post Graduate Programme of the Department, Chairman Departmental Curriculum development Committee, Departmental Appointments and Promotion Committee. Eugene Ifere is involved in teaching, research and supervision of Graduate and undergraduate students and has published extensively in revered local and International Journals. He is a consultant in Monetary Policy, an Entrepreneurial expert and a reviewer of the CBN Economic and Financial Review (EFR). His research interests include: Monetary Economics, Energy and petroleum Economics, Research Methods and Economic theory. Dr. Ifere has a wide field and research experience as Team Lead and consultant to CRSCADO CADP, NEWMAP-World Bank surveys, EPAC, APOC/WHO, ECOSAN (UNICEF), KIND/EU, (USAID) OICI- INTERNATIONAL. Dr. Ifere, is a member of revered National and International Associations such as; Nigerian Economic Society (NES), Nigeria Association for Energy Economists (NAEE), International Association for Energy Economists (IAEE), Member Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He has carried out community Service in different areas as well as pro-bono teaching and research supervision in Arthur Jarvis University Akpabuyo, Cross River State In 2016, he was nominated to serve the Federal Government in the “Think-tank conference on the current Economic Recession in Nigeria”- organized by National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPS), Kuru Jos-Plateau State. While in 2017, he was appointed the Special Assistant (SA) to the Chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) in the Presidency, before returning to the University of Calabar in 2019.

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Migap, P. J and Ifere, E. O. (2019). Savings, remittances and economic growth in Nigeria: A VAR approach. Lafia Journal of Economics and Management Sciences (LAJEMS) 4(1) 196-217.
Ifere, E. O and Okoi, B.O. (2018). Political economy of fiscal deficits in a democracy. Economi 19(1) 12-23
Ifere, E. O., Eko, O. E, Orlu, R. N. (2017). Governance and violent conflict: A common sense-model for sustainable Economic development in Nigeria. European Journal of Social Sciences. 55(1)
Ifere, E. O. & Naomi, O. D. (2017). Do institutions and social capital matter in the economic development of Nigeria? Journal of Economic and Social Thought. 4(2) 77-83
Chukwuedo, S. O & Ifere, E. O. (2017). Manufacturing subsector and economic growth in Nigeria. British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade 17(3) 1-9
Ifere, E.O. & Okosu, N. D. (2017) Can optimal digital innovation and financial inclusion drive poverty reduction in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria? International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues 7(1) 539-546.
Frances, N. O. & Ifere, E. O. (2015). Monetary policy transmission mechanism in Nigeria: A FAVAR approach. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 7(8)
Frances, N. O. & Ifere, E. O. (2015). Monetary policy transmission mechanism in Nigeria: A comparative analysis. Research in World Economy 6(4).
Ifere, E. O., Okoi, O. B. & Bassey, C. E. (2015). Institutional quality, macroeconomic policy and economic development in Nigeria. Journal of Economics and Development Studies. 3( 2).
Frances, N. O. & Ifere, E. O. (2014). Incidence of energy poverty in Nigeria: A critical assessment. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 1(4)
Ifere, E. O. & Eko, E. O. (2014). Tax innovation, administration and revenue generation in Nigeria: case of Cross River State. International Journal of Social, Management, Economics and Business Engineering, 8(5): (1596-1602)
Ifere, E. O., Okoi, O. B. & Eko, E. O. (2014). National assembly expenditure and economic growth in Nigeria: An empirical analysis. Research in Applied Economics, 6(2)
Frances, N. O. & Ifere, E. O. (2013). Non-technical losses, energy efficiency and conservative methodology in Nigeria: the case of Cross River State. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 3(2
Uwem, E. & Ifere, E. O. (2013). Marxist political economy and the crisis of relevance in contemporary world. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Policy. 2(5):59-76
Sunday, A. E., Ifere, E. O. & Ubong, U. (2013). Diversifying the Cross River State economy through tourism: opportunities and challenges. Global Journal of Social Sciences, 12(1).
Egbe, A. A., Ifere, E. O. & Ejoh, N. O. (2010). Corporate culture: Its impact on corporate life and business practice in Nigeria. SOPHIA: An African Journal of Philosophy and Public Affairs, 13(1):156-159)

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