Lotanna Emediegwu is a Lecturer in Economics at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research interests include environmental economics, climate econometrics, agricultural economics, and applied economics. He is also the co-leader of the Applied Economics Knowledge Platform.
Emediegwu holds a PhD in environmental and resource economics from the University of Manchester. Before then he gained a first class degree from the University of Benin where he graduated as the best student in the Faculty of Social Sciences, winning awards, including the Vice-Chancellor’s award for academic excellence. Thereafter, he was retained as a graduate assistant in the Department from where he rose to an assistant lecturer. He won the much-coveted Presidential Award for Scholarship, Innovation and Development (PRESSID) which enabled him to pursue an MSc degree in Financial Economics at the University of Manchester where he graduated with distinction.
Emediegwu is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and was awarded the AERNA Best Paper Award for an Economist under the Age of Forty in 2021. Emediegwu is well published in reputable Economics journals like World Development, Ecological Economics among others. In 2022, he was shortlisted as a finalist in Faculty of Business and Law Appreciate and Celebrate Initiative 2022 in the Outstanding Paper or Chapter Category.