Elizabeth Asiedu

Senior Fellow


Elizabeth Asiedu is a Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas and the President and Founder of the Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists (AAAWE).

Professor Asiedu’s research focuses on issues relating to gender, foreign direct investment and foreign aid and her work has gained international and national prominence and have been published in leading scholarly journals.

Professor Asiedu is the recipient of several teaching, mentoring and research awards including Woman of Distinction award and the Emerging Scholars award.  She holds a Ph.D. in Economics, M.S. in Economics, and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. (Hons) in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Ghana, Legon.