Ikechukwu (Ike) Nwaka, PhD

Assistant Lecturer, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law

Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/view/idnwaka


Assistant Lecturer, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law
(780) 492-0304
3-40B Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6


Area of Study / Keywords

Labour Economics Gender Studies Environmental Economics Economic Development


Ikechukwu (Ike) Nwaka received a PhD in Economics and serves as an Editorial Member in the Journal of African Development, and Kadın/Woman 2000, Journal for Women's Studies. Ike’s research unites several strands of emerging subjects of enquiry: inter alia the intersection of labour economics and quality of life, gender in household decision-making and family  entrepreneurship, environmental economics, and economic development. His current research tries to observe the joint pathways through which climate change and energy poverty affect households and family businesses in Africa. He is also interested in exploring how incentives and grants affect household energy efficiency and pro-environmental choices in Canada.


Teaching Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Urban (Cities and Geography) Economics
  • Energy Industries and Markets
  • International (Economics) Business
  • Data Analysis for Business and Economics
  • Labour Economics, Gender and Inequality
  • Development Economics


BUEC 488 - Selected Topics in Business Economics

Normally restricted to third- and fourth-year Business students. Prerequisites: BUEC 311 or ECON 281, or consent of Department. Additional prerequisites may be required.

BUEC 503 - Economic Foundations

This course focuses on economic decision making at the level of the firm and consumer, utilizing demand and supply analysis to help understand a variety of economic and managerial issues. Formal models of managerial economic problems will be developed and used for purposes of analysis. The course will also deal with public economics, regulatory economics and introduce issues of information economics and strategic behavior. The theory of public choice and public goods will be used to analyze a variety of public economic issues. The course will also cover macroeconomic issues including: measuring macroeconomic variables, sources of economic growth, business cycles, interest rates, exchange rates, government debt, and other topics. Credit will not be given for both BUEC 502 and 503.

BUEC 563 - Energy Industries and Markets

This course provides a broad introduction to the energy industries and markets, focusing on market structure, firm strategy and behavior, regulation and public policy. The evolving nature of industries and markets, including technological challenges, environmental constraints and globalization, are discussed. The course includes a number of site visits and guest speakers. Prerequisite: BUEC 502 or 503. Not open to students with credit in BUEC 560.

BUEC 686 - Selected Topics in Business Economics

Topics may vary from year to year. Students should check with the MBA Office for pre/corequisites of specific sections.

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Featured Publications

Ikechukwu Darlington Nwaka, Okechukwu Lawrence Emeagwali

PLOS ONE. 2024 March; 10.1371/journal.pone.0298794

Ikechukwu Nwaka, Kalu Uma

Book Chapter in: Entrepreneurship for Social Change. 2021 August; ISBN: 978-1-80071-211-9, eISBN: 978-1-80071-210-2 10.1108/978-1-80071-210-220211004

Leila Sabokkiz, Fatma Guven-Lisaniler, Ikechukwu Nwaka

2021 June; 10.3390/su13126540

Kalu E Uma, Ikechukwu D. Nwaka, Michael Nwogu, Paul Obidike

2020 December;

Ikechukwu D. Nwaka, Michael Nwogu, Kalu Uma, George Ike

2020 December; 748 (141329)

Ikechukwu D Nwaka, Seyi Akadiri

2020 September; 10.1002/pa.2416

Ikechukwu D. Nwaka, Michael Nwogu, George Ike

2020 July; 27

Ikechukwu D. Nwaka, Seyi Akadiri, Kalu Uma

2020 June; 11 (3):381-402 10.1108/AJEMS-03-2019-0117

Fatma Guven-Lisaniler, Gulcay Tuna, Ikechukwu D Nwaka

2018 April; 39 (1):2-24 10.1108/IJM-01-2016-0002

Ikechukwu D Nwaka, Fatma Guven-Lisaniler, Gulcay-Tuna

2016 November; 27 (4):490-510 10.1177/1035304616677655

Ikechukwu D Nwaka, Kalu Uma, Gulcay-Tuna

2015 February; 26 (1):117-136 10.1177/1035304615571225

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