Personal Information

Akpan Hogan Ekpo
Place of Birth:Lagos, Nigeria
Date of Birth:June 26th, 1954
Present Position:Director General
Address:West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM)
Central Bank of Nigeria Learning Centre
P.M.B 2001, Satellite Town, Lagos, Nigeria
Telephone:Tel: +234-1-7400588; +2348027775555
Marital Status:Married with four children and grandchildren, Njeri M. Ekpo (Wife)


Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • French (fairly)
  • Ibibio/Efik
  • Yoruba

Computer Literacy:

  • Highly proficient


Pre - University:

1959St. Paul's Primary School, Ebute-Metta, Lagos
1959 - 65Anglican Isoko Primary School, Marine Beach, Apapa, Lagos
1966 - 1970United Christian Secondary School, Bombay Crescent, Apapa, Lagos


1975Diploma (AEA Fellowship Programme), Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
1976B.A. (Hon. Cum laude) Economics, Howard University, Washington, D.C., USA
1978M.A. (Economics), Howard University, Washington, D.C., USA
1981M.A (Economics), University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
1983Ph.D (Economics), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Executive and Continuing Education:

1995World Bank Development Institute, Washington, D.C. USA
June, 2005Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, U.K.
2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Supervised Post-Graduate Thesis/External Examination

  • "Foreign Investor Responsiveness to the New Capital Concession in Zimbabwe, 1979-1988."
  • "Economic Crisis Management in the ECOWAS with Special Reference to Ghana and Nigeria."
  • "Investment Behaviour And the Manufacturing Sector, 1965-1990".
  • "Deficit Financing in Zimbabwe, Crowding in And Crowding out".
  • "Industrial Growth and Import Restriction: A Case Study of Three Manufacturing Companies in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria", (External Examination, M.Sc., Univ., of Calabar).
  • "Economic Stabilization and Capacity Utilization in the Nigerian Manufacturing Sector",(External Examination,M.Sc., Univ. of Calabar).
  • "External Shocks, Policy Responses And Macroeconomics Performance in the Nigerian Economy," (External Examination, Ph.D., University of Ibadan).
  • "Public Expenditure, Growth and Economic Development in Nigeria." (External Examination, Ph.D., Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria).
  • Investment in Nigeria: An Economic Analysis, M.Sc., University of Uyo, Uyo.
  • An Empirical Investigation of the determinants of Saving in Nigeria. Ph.D., University of Uyo (on-going)
  • An Economy Study of Non-oil Exports: The Nigerian Experience, Ph.D, University of Uyo, (on-going).
  • Agricultural Credit and Resource Productivity in Nigerian Oil Palm Industry: The Case of Akwa Ibom State, Ph.D, University of Uyo, (on-going)
  • The Economics of Rural Development in Nigeria, Ph.D, University of Uyo.

Areas of Interest:

  • Economic Theory (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
  • Economic Development
  • Public Finance
  • Quantitative Economics