Troy University hires economic specialist in economic development

Posted: Monday, 06 October 2008

TROY – Troy University’s Center for International Business and Economic Development has a new resource to draw upon when it comes to international development.

Dr. Joseph Ntangsi has been named the Eminent Scholar in Economics at the Sorrell College of Business. The Eminent Scholar in Economics works closely with the Center in both academic and research endeavors.

“We were extremely fortunate to attract Dr. Ntangsi to Troy University,” said Dr. Don Hines, dean of the Sorrell College. “His academic credentials are impeccable and he has more than 26 years of economic development experiences both with the World Bank Group and the German Development Bank. His experience will greatly enhance the economic development activities of the Center.”

Dr. Ntangsi, is a Harvard fellow and earned his masters degree and doctorate in economics from the University of California at Berkley, Calif. He completed undergraduate work at Catholic University of Milan, Italy.

Prior to joining the University, he was German Development Bank’s country representative and director in Cameroon. He served the French Development Agency as senior economist in Cameroon prior to his move to German Development Bank. He has also assisted the government of Uganda in its poverty reduction strategy and served as the Ugandan country director for World Learning, Inc. From 1988 until 2001, Dr. Ntangsi was a development economist for the World Bank Group, serving that firm in both Kenya and Cameroon. He has also served as an advisor to the Economic Commission for Africa based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Denise Wade