Dozie Okoye

Associate Professor

Okoye Dozie-214

Related Information

Email: Cokoye@Dal.Ca
Phone:  902-494-4453
Mailing Address: 
Department of Economics
Dalhousie University
6214 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • History and Economic Developent in Africa
  • Macroeconomics
  • Labour Economics


  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Western Ontario, 2013
  • B.A. Honors Specialization in Economics (With Distinction) University of Western Ontario, 2008


  • 2013 - Present, Macroeconomic Theory (Masters in Development Economics) Public Finance
  • 2015 - Present, Economic Growth in a Historical Perspective Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • 2015, Faculty Participant, PhD Topics Course in Applied Microeconomics
  • 2013 - 2015, Introductory Macroeconomics for International Development Studies

Summer Institute for Economic Research, African School of Economics (ASE), Cotonou, Benin

  • 2015 Workshop on Research Design and Causal Inference

University of Western Ontario

  • Summer 2012 International Finance
  • Summer 2011 Intermediate Macroeconomics Theory and Policy II

Research Interests

Economic Growth and Development, History and Economic Development in Africa, Macroeconomics, Human Capital and Technology Adoption

Selected Awards and Honours

2016 Research Development Fund Grant for Climate Change and Farmer-Herder Conicts, $3500

2014 Albert Berry Prize for Best CEA Conference Paper in Development Economics by a Junior Scholar for Things Fall Apart: Missions, Institutions, and Trust, $1000

2013 Dalhousie Faculty of Science Start-up Grant

Selected Publications

Appropriate Technology and Income Di_erences, International Economic Review, 2016, 57(3): 955-996

Can Brain Drain Be Good for Human Capital Growth? Evidence from Cross-Country Skill Premiums and Education Costs, Economic Analysis and Policy, 2016, 49(March): 74-99

Economic Growth, Health Care Reform, and Child Nutrition in Ghana (with Jemima Fimpong, Johns Hopkins and Roland Pongou, University of Ottawa), Journal of African Development, 2016, 18(2): 41-60

Service and Activity

2017- Present, Economics Undergraduate Program Advisory Committee

2016 -Present Executive Committee, Canadian Development Economics Study Group

2016- Present Member of the Faculty of Science Equity Committee

2016 - Present Faculty Mentor for Dalhousie's Black Student Advising Centre

2016- 2017 Coordinator for the Department of Economics Diversity Fund

2015- Present Research Training for Masters Students, African School of Economics