Ngwinui Azenui

Belinda Azenui

Assistant Professor of Economics
Barlett Familty Pre-Tenure Fellowship
Position Type
- Present

I joined Denison University in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Economics after earning my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Utah. I was drawn to Denison because of its outstanding liberal arts educational reputation, and particularly to Denison’s Department of Economics for its intellectual and cultural diversity. I am excited about the opportunity to grow in my career, and to mentor, encourage, and empower my students with knowledge.

Ph.D. Economics, University of Utah, 2020; One year of upper division and masters level courses, University of Utah, 2014; A.A. Magna Cum Laude, Economics, Irvine Valley College, 2013; B.Sc. University of Buea, 2010

Learning & Teaching

  • ECON 101 Introductory Macroeconomics


My primary research interests are in areas of growth and structural change in developing countries, particularly those in Sub-Saharan Africa, using macroeconomic modeling and econometrics based analysis.

Recently, I and my co-author have used time series and panel data econometric methods to analyze the dynamics between productivity growth and structural transformation in Sub-Sahara African Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Currently, I am working on examining more closely the relationship between structural change and aggregate productivity growth for the LDCs as well as country specific analysis.


  • Azenui, N. and Rada, C. (forthcoming). Labor productivity growth and structural change in sub-Sahara African LDCs: a Divisia index decomposition approach. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics. Accepted, 07-28-2020.


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