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Uchechukwu Jarrett

Seacrest Teaching Fellow and Associate Professor of Practice in Economics
HLH 525 T
P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489
(402) 472-2372
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Areas of Expertise
  • International Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Macroeconomics
Research Interests
  • Climate change
  • Risk and trade
  • Resource curse
  • Africa's macroeconomy
CliftonStrengths ®
  • Strategic
  • Learner
  • Analytical
  • Relator
  • Connectedness

Dr. Uchechukwu Jarrett earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2016. His dissertation is titled “Essays on Growth and Development: An International Economics Perspective”. His research interests cover the study of factors that influence growth and development with a focus on three aspects: international economics, energy economics (with a concentration on resource curse) and environmental economics. He is a faculty fellow of the Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at UNL and a faculty fellow of the International Business program. He teaches in the area of International economics, development, and statistics and is a certified Gallup Strengths Coach.

Selected Publications/Articles
Working Papers
Selected Presentations
  • Jarrett, U., Midwest International Economic Development Conference, "Risky Gravity: Making the case for the role of risk in bilateral trade," University of Wisconsin, Madison. (April 26, 2019).
  •  Jarrett, U., Midwest International Economic Development Conference, "Oil price Volatility, Financial Institutions and Economic Growth," University of Minnesota, Minnesota. (April 27, 2018).
Graduate Courses

International Finance (Econ 822) - This course provides in depth analyses of topics in International Finance and open macroeconomics. Through the study of various financial market interactions, this course will provide a more macroeconomic view of the way world economies work.

Undergraduate Courses

Statistics (Econ 215) - This course provides elements of statistical processes, which are designed to provide the foundation of statistics which will be needed in subsequent courses. These elements include an introduction to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of statistical data used in economics and business, probability analysis, sampling, hypothesis testings, analysis of trends and seasonality, correlation, and simple regressions.

Introduction to International Economics (Econ 321) - This course provides introductory topics of international economics encompassing both aspects of trade and finance.

International Trade (Econ 421) - Through the various trade models and certain financial market interactions discussed, this course will provide a more macroeconomic view of the way world economies work

International Finance (Econ 422) - This course provides in depth analyses of topics in International Finance and open macroeconomics.

Economics of Less developed Countries (Econ 423) - This course provides an advanced survey of development problems and goals; roles of land, labor, capital, entrepreneurship, and technical progress in economic growth of the less developed countries.


Professional Service
  • Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Referee
  • Journal of International Money and Finance, Referee
  • International Economic Journal, Referee
  • African Development Review, Referee
  • Middle East Development Journal, Referee
  • Journal of African Business, Referee
  • Journal for the Advancement of Developing Economies, Referee
Institutional Service
  • Committee member: Economics Undergraduate committee
  • Committee member: College of Business Undergraduate curriculum committee
  • Committee member: Academic Standards Committee

College of Business Administration Excellence in Teaching Award – UNL, 2020

Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students – UNL Teaching Council and Parents Association, 2018

Seacrest Teaching Fellow – UNL College of Business, 2018, 2019, 2020

Yeutter Institute Fellow 2019, 2020