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Chuku Chuku


I completed my BSc at the University of Uyo, Nigeria and emerged as the University valedictorian with a First Class in Economics. After a short time at the Central Bank of Nigeria (NYSC), I proceeded to Simon Fraser University, B.C., Canada where I obtained an M.A in Economics with Funding from the Nigerian government and the Graduate School at Simon Fraser University.

I am currently a +3 PhD candidate in the Macroeconomics, Growth and Development RAG at The University of Manchester with funding from the Nigerian government (Tetfund/PTDF).


  • The University of Manchester, PhD/MRes Economics. 2017(expected)
  • Simon Fraser University, Canada, MA Economics. 2013
  • UNU-WIDER, Finland, Cert. in Climate Change Science and Modeling of Biophysical and Economic Impacts. 2011
  • University of Uyo, Nigeria, BSc Economics. 2008

Research interests

I am currently working on “Essays on Monetary Policy in Developing Economies” and I am supervised by . Although my primary area of research interest is in monetary and fiscal macroeconomics, I also have secondary interests in energy, environment and climate change economics.


  • Dr Paul Middleditch
  • Prof Keith Blackburn

Academic and professional experience

  • Assistant Lecturer, University of Uyo, Nigeria. 2013
  • Teaching Assistant, Simon Fraser University, Canada. 2012-2013
  • Economist, Central Bank of Nigeria(NYSC), Abuja. 2008-2009


Chuka's page at IDEAS.

Chuku, C.A (2011). Testing long-run neutrality propositions in a developing economy: The case of Nigeria. Journal of Economic Research, 16; 291-308. 

Chuku, C. A. (2010). Monetary and fiscal policy interactions in Nigeria: An application of a State-Space model with Markov-switching. CBN Journal of Applied Statistics. 1 (1), 39-51

Chuku, C. A. (2010). Pursuing an integrated development and climate policy framework in Africa: Options for mainstreaming, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change (Springer). 15 (1), 41-52.  DOI 10.1007/s11027-009-9203-8.

Chuku, C. A. (2012) Liner and Asymmetric impacts of oil price shocks in an oil-importing and –exporting economy: the case of Nigeria. OPEC Energy Review, 36(4), 413-443. DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-0237.2012.00220.x

Chuku, C. A., U. Akpan, E. Effiong and N. Sam (2011). Oil price shocks and the dynamics of current account balances in Nigeria. OPEC Energy Review, 35 (2) 199-139. Abstract 


Chuku C. A. (2012). The proposed eco: should West Africa proceed with a common currency? Paper presented at the 2012 Conference of the Centre for the Studies of African Economies (CSAE) Department of Economics, University of Oxford, U.K. 18-21 March, 2012.

Chuku, C. A. (2013). Incorporating environmental externalities in total factor productivity analysis: The case of soil erosion in Nigerian Agriculture. 15th Conference of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis (CEEPA), University of Pretoria, South Africa., Nov. 3-9, 2013


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