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Dr. Felix Awara Eke




Lecturer II


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About Dr. Felix Awara Eke

Dr Felix Awara Eke joined the services of the University of Calabar in 2014 as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Economics. He was later upgraded to the of Lecturer II in 2016. Dr Eke was awarded a B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Economics by the University of Calabar in 2002, 2010 and 2016 respectively. His areas of research interest are Health and Development, Public Sector, Microeconomics and Institutional Economics. He is married with children. He has held various positions of responsibilities in the University of Calabar and has served as a member in a number of University Committees including Examinations Officer between 2014 and 2017, Secretary, Departmental Quality Assurance Committee (2015-2017) and member, Faculty Examinations Committee (2015-2017). Felix received the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship from the African Population and Health Research Centre in Nairobi, Kenya between 2015 and 2017 for his PhD research study on the economic efficiency of secondary care hospitals in Cross River State, Nigeria. He had also bagged four travel grants for short courses/trainings and workshops in various African Countries such as Kenya, The Gambia and Tunisia. He was part of the team engaged by the Cross River State Government to undertake a baseline study on the implementation of free healthcare services to pregnant women and children under five years across LGAs in the state. Prior to joining the academic institution, he worked as Research Manager and Head of Urban Development and Tourism Units of the Cross River State Internal Revenue Service between 2012 and 2014 and in IDRC/CIDA funded Nigeria Evidence Based Health System Initiative (NEHSI) between 2010 and 2012. He also had a stint with the Nigerian Partner of a DfID funded Research Programme Consortium (RPC) between 2006 and 2010. He is the current Treasurer of African Green Economy Society (AGES), a member of Nigerian Economic Society and also a member of the Young Scholars Initiative. He has published over fifteen articles in peer reviewed local and international journals, contributed a book chapter and has been involved in a handful of consultancies with local and international organisations.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCPresbytarian Primary School, Obubra 19831988
SSCEHope Waddell Training Institution, Calabar 19881993
B.Sc. EcocnomicsUniversity of Calabar, Calabar19972002
M.Sc. EconomicsUniversity of Calabar, Calabar20052010
Ph.D EcocnmicsUniversity of Calabar, Calabar.20102016
Diploma in Evidence-based Primary Health Care Planning CIET/Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico. 20112012

S/N Publication
Eke, F. A; Agala, F. B. & Offum, P. F. (2019). Technological advancement and economic growth in Nigeria: a splitting sample and threshold approach. African Journal of Applied and Theoretical Economics,5 (1), 124-145.
Eke, F. A. & Oburota, C. S. (2019). Determinants of relative technical efficiency of hospitals in Nigeria; a two stage approach. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, United Kingdom, 7(6), 222-242.
Aripo, D. I., Eke, F. A. & Obafemi, F. N. (2019). Determinants of Life expectancy in Nigeria: a macroeconomic analysis. International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research,4 (4), 2722-2749.
Eke, F.A., Ojide, M. G. & Agu, O. C. (2018). Performance of hospitals in Cross River State, Nigeria: a comparative analysis of rural and urban public secondary care institutions using productivity indicators. African Journal of Applied and Theoretical Economics, 4 (2), 56-81.
Eke, F. A., Okoi, O. B. & Eke, I. C. (2018). Institutional Quality, Energy Consumption Mix and Industrial Sustainability in Nigeria. African Journal of Applied and Theoretical Economics, 4 (1), 73-94.
Ebi, B. O. & Eke, F. A. (2018). Institutional Quality and Economic Diversification in Oil-Rich Economies: A Case Study of Nigeria. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 9 (14), 57-62.
Agu, O. C., Eke, F. A. & Ojide, M. G. (2017). Empirical Examination of the Activities of Corporate Board and the Incidence of Bank Crisis in Nigeria. Noble International Journal of Business and Management Research, 1 (9), 129-135.
Obafemi, F. N., Eke, F. A. & Eke, I. C. (2016).“Technical efficiency of Secondary Care hospitals in Cross River State, Nigeria”. Multi-Disciplinary Journal of Research and Development Perspectives, 5(2), 1-22.
Ojide, M. G., Agu, O. C. & Eke, F. A. (2016). Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria: Reassessing the Role of Market Size. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 6(2), 95-104.
Agu, O. C., Ojide, M. G. & Eke, F. A. (2016). IMF and CBN Lending and its Effects on Banking Crisis in Nigeria Journal of Emerging Issues in Economics, Finance and Banking (JEIEFB), An Online International Research Journal, 5 (2),1922-1937.
Eke, F. A., Eke, I. C. & Inyang, O. G. (2015). Interest rate and Commercial Banks’ lending operations in Nigeria: a structural break analysis using Chow test. Global Journal of Social Sciences,14(12),9-22.
Eke, I. C., Eke, F. A. & Obafemi, F. N. (2015). “Exchange rate behavior and trade balances in Nigeria: an Empirical investigation”. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science,8(1), 71-78.
Edim, N. O., Atseye, F. A. & Eke, F. A. (2014). “Relationship between Capital Structure and Firm’s Performance: Theoretical Review”. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 5 (14), 72-76.
Atseye, F. A., Edim, N. O. & Eke, F. A. (2014). “Determinants of Financial Structure: Evidence from Nigerian Quoted Firms” Research Journal of Finance and Accounting, 5(16), 53-66.
Ubi, P. S., Eke, F. A. & Oduneka, A. E. (2011). “The role of Industrialization in a developing economy; the case of Electricity supply and Education in Nigeria in Industrial Development; A catalyst for rapid Economic Growth. P.N.Davidson Publications. 144-163.
Meremikwu, M., Udoh, E. & Eke, F. A. (2010). “Priority Setting for Systematic Review of health care interventions in Nigeria. Health Policy. 11(4), 244-249.

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) $ 9,900African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), Nairobi, Kenya and supported by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.2015-08-18

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
EDCTP/Swiss Pharma Course on ICH-GCP in Medical Research Council (MRC), Banjul, The Gambia, May 7-11, 2007.2007-05-072007-05-11
Capacity building training for project team leaders for Community projects in World Bank funded Community-based Poverty Reduction Agency; January 9-11, 20082008-01-092008-01-11
Nigeria Branch of South African Cochrane Centre workshop on Evidence-based medicine for Nigerian Cochrane Contributors in Abuja, Nigeria; February 4-6, 20082008-02-042008-02-06
Training in household survey using hand held computers by DataDyne, USA in collaboration with Roll Back Malaria, Canadian Red Cross; June 3-15, 2009.2009-06-032009-06-15
West African Health Organisation Training of Trainers workshop on Evidence-based healthcare for reduction of Maternal Mortality in West Africa held in Calabar; September 7-11, 20092009-09-072009-09-11
Global Forum on Remittances organized by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), African Development Bank (AfDB) and Inter-American Dialogue in Tunis, Tunisia, October 20-23, 20092009-10-202009-10-23
Training of Supervisors and volunteers in Boki LGA for USAID/IFRC/Roll Back Malaria universal coverage of LLIN in Cross River State; March 15-19, 2010.2010-03-152010-03-19
Training of field workers/supervisors in Community Surveillance System of pregnant women in the ten council wards in ABI LGA; January 17-22, 2011.2011-01-172011-01-22
Training of Trainers for USAID/IFRC/Roll Back Malaria universal coverage of LLIN in Cross River State for LGA Focal persons, March 8-12, 2011 in Calabar2011-03-082011-03-12
Two modules of two weeks course each on Epidemiology and Evidence-based Healthcare Planning (Feb 22-March 09, 2011) and (June 20-July 02, 2011) CIET/University of Guerero, Mexico. A Public Health Certificate Course2011-06-202011-07-02
Scientific Methodology workshop by African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), Nairobi, Kenya May 11-15, 20152015-05-112015-05-15
Econometrics for Researchers workshop Module IV on Systems equation modeling by Centre for Econometric and Allied Research, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. November 16-20, 20152015-11-162015-11-20
Scientific Writing Workshop by African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), Nairobi, Kenya July 4-8, 20162016-07-042016-07-08
Think-Tank Conference on Economic recession in Nigeria organized by The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos October 30-November 2, 20162016-10-302016-11-02
South-South Economic Conference on the theme Growing the Nigerian Economy out of recession, held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State (6th – 8th November, 2017). Economic efficiency of the healthcare system in Cross River State, Nigeria: implications for resource allocation.2017-11-062017-11-08
Young Scholars Initiative Conference on The Past and Future of African Development: Rethinking Economic Development in Africa, held at the University of Ibadan ( 10th to the 12th of April 2019). “Evaluation of economic thoughts and expeditions of ancient Kings in pre-colonial Nigeria: a comparison of King Eyo Honesty II (1835-1858) of ancient Calabar and King Ovonremwen Nogbaisi (1888-1897) of ancient Bini kingdoms”. 2019-04-102019-04-12