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Dr Joseph Ajefu

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School


Economics PhD January 21 2016

Key Publications

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  • Coping with negative shocks and the role of the farm input subsidy programme in rural Malawi, Ajefu, J., Efobi, U., Beecroft, I. 14 Jul 2020, In: Environment and Development Economics
  • Informal associations, shocks, and household food consumption: panel data estimation from rural Nigeria, Efobi, U., Atata, S., Ajefu, J. 2020, In: Journal of Development Effectiveness
  • Parental Disability and Children’s Educational Outcomes, Ajefu, J., Moodley, J. 1 Oct 2020, In: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
  • The Effects of International Remittances on Expenditure Patterns of the Left-Behind Households in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ajefu, J., Ogebe, J. 2 Sep 2020, In: Review of Development Economics
  • The Impact of Financial Inclusion on Mental Health, Ajefu, J., Demir, A., Haghpanahan, H. 1 Aug 2020, In: SSM - Population Health
  • The Mitigating Impact of Land Tenure Security on Drought-induced Food Insecurity: Evidence from Rural Malawi, Ajefu, J., Abiona, O. 1 Dec 2020, In: Journal of Development Studies
  • Does having children affect women’s entrepreneurship decision? Evidence from Nigeria, Ajefu, J. 1 Sep 2019, In: Review of Economics of the Household
  • Impact of Shocks on Labour and Schooling Outcomes and the Role of Public Work Programmes in Rural India, Ajefu, J., Abiona, O. 3 Jun 2019, In: Journal of Development Studies
  • Migrant remittances and financial inclusion among households in Nigeria, Ajefu, J., Ogebe, J. 3 Jul 2019, In: Oxford Development Studies

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr Joseph Ajefu is a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle Business School. He holds an MSc in Development Economics from the University of Birmingham and a PhD in Economics from the University of Leicester. Prior to joining the University of Northumbria, he was a Research Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London. He is a development economist with interests in public policy, impact evaluation, health, education, climate change, and household welfare in low-and-middle-income countries. The primary objective of his research is to contribute to the understanding of how policies and programs affect the economic and social well-being of people in developing countries.

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