Juliet Elu, Ph.D.

Morehouse College

Business Administration and Economics Division Faculty
  • Charles E. Merrill Endowed Professor




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Juliet U. Elu, Ph.D. is the Charles E. Merrill Professor in the Economics Department at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Her previous appointments include Morehouse College Economics Department chair, Morehouse College Division of Business Administration and Economics chair, pioneer vice chancellor at Gregory University, Uturu, Nigeria; director of management at Spelman College; and professor of economics at Clarke University in Dubuque Iowa.

An applied and policy theorist, her research has been published in a wide variety of journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of African Development, Journal of Peace Economics, Journal of Economic Studies, Journal of Third World Studies, Review of Black Political Economy, and African Development Review to name a few. She serves as an editor for Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development, and a reviewer for Economic and Social Research Council, Journal of Developing Areas and National Science Foundation to name a few.

Prof. Elu earned her B.Sc. in Economics/Political Science and MBA/MPA from Utah State University, Logan, Utah, and completed her economics doctorate at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. She served as the past president of National Economics Association and the African Finance and Economics Associations, and a board member on several Professional Organizations.

She serves as consultant on block chain technology and regional integration for multilateral organizations in Africa. She is also the recipient of the Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of her teaching, Image Service Community Award by Alliance of Nigerian Organizations in Georgia, and best outstanding research paper in 2017 by the Journal of Economic Studies.