Cephas Banlenan Naanwaab

Associate Professor

Cephas Banlenan Naanwaab
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College of Business & Economics


Merrick Hall 117
Ph.D.Applied Economics / Auburn University
M.S.Economics / Auburn University
B.S.Agricultural Economics / University for Development Studies


Dr. Naanwaab’s research focuses on economic development, economic inequality, economic impact studies, international trade, and foreign direct investments. He served as Principal Investigator and co-author of the NC Policy Collaboratory research project on the economic impact of COVID-19 in the Piedmont Triad Region. He is also co-author of the economic impact study of North Carolina A&T State University.

Research Interests

International Trade and development,
Economic inequality,
Economic impact analysis

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Recent Publications

  • Cephas Naanwaab (2023). (Rural–Urban Differences in Subjective Well-Being for South Africa: Static and Dynamic Approaches). (1) 48, pp. 1-30. Journal of Economic Development.
  • Jeffrey Edwards, Cephas Naanwaab, Scott Simkins (2023). (The Great Recession and Small States). (1) 28, pp. 81-103. Economic Issues.
  • Johnson Antwi, Cephas Naanwaab (2022). (Generational Differences, Risk Tolerance, and Ownership of Financial Securities: Evidence from the United States). (2) 10, pp. 35. International Journal of Financial Studies.
  • Cephas Naanwaab, Jeffrey Edwards, Alfredo Romero Aguirre (2022). (Income Inequality, The World Values Survey, And the Interaction of Cultural Dimensions). (2) 22, pp. 5 - 24. Applied Econometrics & International Development .
  • Cephas Naanwaab (2022). (The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Income Inequality: Does the Direction of Trade Matter?). (3) 36, pp. 1-32. International Economic Journal.
  • Cephas Naanwaab, Johnson Antwi (2019). (International Integration, Trade, and the Great Recession ). (33) 1, International Economic Journal.
  • Cephas Naanwaab (2018). (Does economic freedom promote human development? New Evidence from a Cross-National Study). (3) 52, pp. 183 - 198. Journal of Developing Areas.
  • Fafanyo Asiseh, Cephas Naanwaab, Obed Quaicoe (2018). (The Association between Food Insecurity and Child Health Outcomes in Low and Middle-Income Countries). 20, pp. 79 - 90. Journal of African Development.
  • Cephas Naanwaab, Jeffrey Edwards (2017). (Analyzing Trade Growth Effects of Deviations from Long-run Economic Growth). (4) 17, Global Economy Journal.
  • Jeffrey Edwards, Cephas Naanwaab, Alfredo Romero Aguirre (2017). (Effect of FDI on real per capita GDP Growth. A Rolling Window Panel Analysis of 60 countries, 1982- 2011). (1) 17, Applied Econometrics and International Development.
  • Cephas Naanwaab, Malick Diarrassouba (2016). (Economic freedom, human capital, and foreign direct investment.). (1) 50, pp. 407-425. Journal of Developing Areas.
  • Kofi Obeng, Ryoichi Sakano, Cephas Naanwaab (2016). (Understanding Overall Output Efficiency in Public Transit Systems: The Roles of Regulations, Perceived Budget and Subsidies). (Msy) 89, pp. 133-150. Transportation Research Part E.
  • Issah Sugri, Osei-Agyemang Yeboah, John Bidzakin, Cephas Naanwaab, Stephen Nutsugah, James Kombiok (2014). (Participatory On-farm Evaluation of Some Storage Methods and Grain Protectants on Quality Characteristics of Maize (Zea mays L.)). (11) 4, pp. 1268-1279. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture .
  • Cephas Naanwaab, Osei-Agyemang Yeboah (2013). (Determinants of Productivity in Africa: The Role of Economic Freedom). (32) 6, Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics.
  • Anthony Yeboah, Cephas Naanwaab, Osei-Agyemang Yeboah, John Owens (2013). (Economic Feasibility of Sustainable High Oilseed-Based Biofuel Production: The Case for Biodiesel in North Carolina). (1) 16, pp. 41-66. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review.