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Prof. Joseph NnannaAssistant Chief Economist

Professor Joseph Nnanna currently serves as the Assistant Chief Economist of Development Bank of Nigeria PLC. A seasoned professional with numerous years of experience in the U.S mortgage, banking, manufacturing, and telecommunication industry before joining academia.


His professional career commenced in the mortgage industry as a staff Accountant responsible for budgeting, audit, and month-end close functions. He also worked as a risk analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase bank and at various times served in managerial roles in Lehigh Hanson, one of the largest producers of crushed stone and gravel in the US and Blue Lynx Media a subsidiary of the Tribune company a leader in the Telecommunication industry in the US.


Prior to joining DBN, Prof. Nnanna was a tenured Professor of Business and Economics at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (USA). His primary research focus is in corporate governance in emerging economies, macroeconomics, development finance and Trade. His scholarly works have been published in; Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, the journal of Chinese Economics and Foreign Trade Studies, Journal of Social Economics, CBN Bullion, Journal of Business Perspectives, International Journal of Business Economics and Management to name a few. While in academia Prof. Nnanna taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels in Macro and Micro Economics as well as Management courses. Furthermore, he has presented scholarly works and delivered lectures in various countries around the world.


He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and MBA degrees in Accounting, a Master of Art degree in Economics and a Doctorate degree in Corporate Governance and Economics from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Florida Metropolitan University, The University of Oklahoma and Argosy University respectively. He is a member of the American Economic Association.