Chibuike Uche

Chibuike UcheI was born in Ibadan, Nigeria on May 2, 1966. I trained as a chartered accountant with Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers,) in Nigeria (1988-1992) and hold a doctorate degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1997). My Doctoral thesis titled: Banking Developments in Pre- Independence Nigeria: A Study in Regulation, Control and Politics, was awarded the International Economic History Association prize for the best doctoral thesis, completed between 1997 and 2000, for the post World War 1 period. Currently, I am Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions at the University of Nigeria. This is my second time here as a visiting fellow. The first time was in 2004 when I visited for two months. In the past, I have been a Carlo and Irene Brunner Scholar (1993-1994), Commonwealth Scholar (1995-1997), World Bank Robert S McNamara Fellow (1999), Association of Commonwealth Universities UK, Titular (Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants) Fellow (2001), Leventis Visiting Scholar to the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2000), Visiting Scholar to the Departments of Accounting and Finance and Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2000-2001), Visiting Professor IILM Institute for Higher Education Gurgaon India (September 2008), Alexander von Humboldt Georg Forster Fellow (for experienced researchers) at the Humboldt University Berlin (2008-2009) and Visiting Scholar, Discipline of Accounting, University of Sydney (October 2009). While here, my official research work will be in the area of China-Africa economic relations. I will also use the opportunity to work on a collaborative research (with Obiamaka Egbo, Ifeoma Nwakoby and Josaphat Onwumere) on the issue of security votes in Nigeria.

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Prof. Dr. C. (Chibuike) Uche
Former visiting fellow