Cephas Banlenan Naanwaab

Associate Professor

Cephas Banlenan Naanwaab
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College of Business & Economics


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


Dr. Naanwaab’s research focuses on international trade (specifically trade agreements, tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade), economic development, trade and inequality, and foreign direct investments. He has published articles on the influence of economic freedom on bilateral trade and foreign direct investments to developing countries, and how that helps spur economic and human development especially in developing countries.

Research Interests

International Trade and development,
Impacts of International Trade Agreements,
Poverty and inequality,
Efficiency and productivity analysis

Recent Publications

  • 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.
  • Cephas Naanwaab, Osei-Agyemang Yeboah (2013). (Migrant Remittances and Human Capital Investments). (2) 6, pp. 191-202. Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research.
  • Cephas Naanwaab, Osei-Agyemang Yeboah (2014). (A Partial Equilibrium Analysis of NAFTA's Impact on U.S.). (1) 7, pp. 89-112. International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research.
  • Cephas Naanwaab, Ipek Goktepe, Osei-Agyemang Yeboah (2014). (Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Bacteriophage Technology Treated Fresh Produce). (4) 4, Bacteriophage.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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 (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 (2019). (International Integration, Trade, and the Great Recession ). (1) 33, International Economic Journal.