Penn State DuBois’ Associate Professor of Economics Evelyn Wamboye has been invited by the British Broadcasting Corporation to share her expertise on economic issues in Africa. She will take part in a broadcast interview to be aired Dec. 5, for the BBC’s “Focus on Africa” radio program, to discuss how African countries can create employment for their booming populations. Episodes of “Focus on Africa” can be found online at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00gbjvb
Originally from Kenya, Wamboye received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nairobi in Kenya and her master’s degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She earned her doctorate in economics at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, specializing in international economics with research interests in international trade, outsourcing, economic development and labor economics.
Wamboye's research focuses on issues related to foreign aid, foreign debt and various aspects of globalization, and their impact on economic growth and development of least developed and developing countries in general. She is also an expert advisor to the United Nations’ Development Aid Committee.
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