John O. Ifediora
Professor John Ifediora is an economist and attorney at law with special emphasis on public policy analysis, development economics, and international human rights law. For over twenty years, he has lectured widely in these fields at various universities in the United States, Europe, and Africa; and has served as a consultant to governments in Africa, and to state governments in the United States. In recent years, he advised the Wisconsin Department of Revenue on its Tax Incidence Study, served as a special consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in its economic impact study, advised the Illinois State Senate on the economic impact of the state lottery on the economy of Chicago, and provided guidance on public healthcare initiatives at the federal level for the government of Nigeria.
Professor Ifediora has authored and co-authored books and articles in economics and public policy, and remains very active in development programs in Africa. As a career academic, he served as the chair of the Economics Department at the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, where he established and directed the Center for Applied public Policy. As an expert in international law, he has served as the lead attorney in numerous notable cases, and advised numerous international agencies on human rights law.
B.A., Dakota Wesleyan University
M.A., University of Chicago
M.St., (Law), Oxford
Juris Doctor (JD), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Post-graduate studies, London School of Economics
Areas of Research:
Public Policy Analysis
Law and Economics
“Weak And Marginalized Social And Legal Institutions: An Explanation of the Irony of Poverty and Economic Underperformance in Resource-Rich Countries,” MPRA, June, 2012.
“A Contextual Approach to Development in sub-Saharan Africa,” Policy Perspective, Vol.6, No. 4, Oct., 2010.
“The Global Financial System and National Economies: A Conflation of Two Economic Doctrines,” Conference proceedings of the Central Bank of Nigeria, May, 2009.
“A Human Rights Approach to Bureaucratic Corruption,” Journal of Policy Studies, Vol. 25, Sept. 2008.
“Subjection of African Women: The Consequences on Economic Development,” EconPapers, RePEc. No. 26559, Munich, University, 2008.
“Female Genital Circumcision and International Human Rights: A Clash of Cultures,” EconPapers, RePEc. No. 27842, Munich University, 2007.
“Effects of Bureaucratic Corruption on Economic Development: The Case of sub-Saharan Africa,” Journal of Economic Indicators, Vol. 11. No.2, June, 2005.
“Universal Human Rights and Cultural Relativism: A Marriage of Inconvenience” Policy Perspective, Vol.3, Issue 1, Nov. 2004.
“The Sovereignty of Nations: When is it Proper to Derogate the Norm of Nonintervention?” Policy Perspective, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Oct., 2003.
“The Universal Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and US National Interest: An Issue of Incompatibility,” Policy Perspective, Vol. 1, Issue I, May, 2002.
“The Employment Retirement Income Security Act: An Unkindly Illusion,” Policy Perspective, Vol. 1, Issue II, April, 2003.
“Telecomunication As a Solution to Chronic Urban Traffic Congestion in Developing Countries: The Case of Lagos, Nigeria,” African Journal of Behavioural Sciences, Vol. 24, July, 1998.
Sources of Economic Underdevelopment in Nigeria and Proposed Remedies, UMI, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2012.
Economics: Principles And Analysis; (with Mankiw, Lieberman, Hall), Thomson South-Western Publishing, Mason, Ohio, 2006.
Microeconomics; (with Hall, Lieberman), Thomson South-Western Publishing, Mason, Ohio, 2004.
Test Bank to accompany Economics Today by Roger L. Miller; Addison Wesley Longman, New York, 2001.
Price Theory: A Microeconomic Analysis of Markets; Ginn Press, Needham Heights, MA, 1994.
Contributed to the second edition of “Statistics for Business and Economics” by Ingram And Monks; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1990.
Interpretation of Business and Economic Data: Study guide for a course in statistics, University of Wisconsin-Platteville Publication, 1989.
The Impact of the Illinois State Lottery on the Economy of Chicago; University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, 1989.
The Essentials of Economic Analysis; (with Primack, Willis), Ginn Press, Needham Heights, MA, 1987.
McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, text-books on Public Finance
Worth Publishing Company
International Academy for Business and Economics
Journal of Business and Economics
Journal of Policy Perspective
The American Economic Association
Midwest Economic Association
International Academy of Business and Economics
Western Economic Association
International Congress of Law And Mental Health
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
American Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Wisconsin Bar Association