Dr Anthony Orji is a Ph.D holder in Economics and a lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria Nsukka.
He obtained his B.Sc, Msc and Ph.D Degrees from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Local Economic Development (SLED) from Erasmus University, Rotterdam Netherlands.
He is also a former Visiting Scholar to the University of Laval, Quebec, Canada and equally an Alumnus & Fellow of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE), Johannesburg, South Africa and Programme on International Economic Issues and Development Policy (IEIDP) Programme, New Dehli, India, respectively. He has published widely and attended several professional conferences.
He is a network member of many research organisations across the globe and has participated in several research projects funded by the following institutions: World Bank (Research on African Migration Project); Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), University of Laval, Quebec-Canada; African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi-Kenya, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) South Africa; African Export and Import (AFREXIM) Bank; GIZ, Germany and others.
His research interests is in Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Finance and Resource Mobilization, Energy Economics, Capital flows, Trade and Regional Integration, Public Sector Economics, Growth and Poverty Reduction, Gender Economics, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics and he has published in these areas.
As a sound intellectual, Dr. Anthony Orji won the Vice Chancellor’s Ph.D Awards as the Best Ph.D Graduate in the Faculty of the Social Sciences and the third best in the whole University of Nigeria, Nsukka for 2014/2015 session respectively. He also won a University Award in 2016 as one of the Top Ten Most Friendly Lecturers in UNN.
In the past he had served and also currently serves in different committees of the Department of Economics and Faculty of the Social Sciences including, Chairman, Departmental Committee on ICT and Facility Management (2013-Date), Faculty of Social Sciences Chairman on ICT/ E-Learning and Faculty of the Social Sciences Webmaster (2014-Date), among others.