Dr.Andrew Ojede Awarded the 2018 Woods Research Award

Dr. Andrew Ojede, Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Finance and Economics at Texas State University, has been awarded the 2018Woods Research Award. The Woods Research Award winner is chosen from among all tenured and tenure-track faculty and is based on scholarly performance over the course of three years. 

In the last three years, Dr. Ojede has published numerous research articles in journals such as the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, International Trade Journal,Contemporary Economic Policy, Economics Letters, Growth and Change, and the Journal of Developing Areas. 

Prior to winning the 2018 Woods Research Award, Dr. Ojede won other awards including the 2017 Olney Early Career Award, as well as the 2017 McCoy College of Business Administration Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities. His research interests include macroeconomics, international economics, regional economic analyses and growth,productivity analysis and international development. However, Dr. Ojede’s main research focuses on developing a theoretical macroeconomic model for studying structural transformation (change) in the U.S. economy using a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) framework.

A native of the Amolatar district in Northern Uganda, Dr. Ojede received his undergraduate degree from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, where he was named the best graduating undergraduate economist. Afterward, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship with full funding to pursue his Master of Science degree in Economics at the University of North Texas. 

Dr. Ojede joined Texas State in 2013 following a stint at as an assistant professor at California State, Long Beach. Prior to that, Dr. Ojede earned his doctoral degree from Kansas State University, earning the 2008 Department of Economics Best Ph.D. Research Paper Award and the 2008 Emerson Award for outstanding academic performance by a fourth-year graduate student in Economics in the process. 

As an associate professor of economics, Ojede teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with classes ranging from macroeconomics, and money and banking to international economics.