- Ph.D, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ph.D, University of Illinois At Chicago. Jurist Doctor (J.D), University of Wisconsin-Madison. M.A, University of Chicago. M.St, Oxford. M.S, Cambridge. B.A, Dakota Wesleyan University. Post-graduate studies, London School of Economics.
John Ifediora is a tenured Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin system where he taught for over 25 years, and was a visiting Professor at New York University. He is an economist and attorney at law with special emphasis on law and Economics, public policy analysis, development economics, and international human rights law. He is Director and Editor-in-Chief at the Council on African Security and Development; and has lectured widely in his fields of specialty at various universities in the United States, Europe, and Africa; and has served as a consultant to governments in Africa, and to state governments in the United States. In recent years, he advised the Wisconsin Department of Revenue on its Tax Incidence Study, served as a special consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and advised Illinois State Senate on the economic impact of the state lottery on the economy of Chicago. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dakota Wesleyan University.
Professor Ifediora has authored and co-authored six books, and published articles in economics, International law, and public policy, and is a frequent panelist and speaker at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and Constituency For Africa (CFA), both in Washington, DC. He remains very active in development programs in Africa, and has been featured in national and international media such as the BBC, National Public Radio (NPR), Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Channels Television, The Guardian, The Tribune, and The Daily Sun Newspapers.