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Dr. Albert Okunade Honored by Economics Association

For release:  January 30, 2013

Dr. Albert Okunade Albert Okunade, a FCBE Economics Professor, received a Certificate of Recognition in appreciation of his dedicated service and contributions to the goals of the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA) as the immediate past Secretary-Treasurer. He was presented the award at the joint annual meetings of the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA) in San Diego, CA this past January. During his tenure in office, Professor Okunade spearheaded a number of initiatives and reforms including the association's official Journal of African Development.  During the award ceremony, he accepted the invitation to guest-edit a future issue of African Development Review, the official journal of the African Development Bank. The upcoming issue will discuss the topic of “Human Capital Development and Growth in Africa.”  AFEA is a US-based global professional association of leading and emerging academic and policy reform economists and finance experts. Members of this organization are linked to core development partnership organizations including the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), and the African Development Bank (ADB).

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