Dr Baiyee-mbi Agbor-Baiyee

Baiyee-mbi holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics, MSC in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, and PhD in Agricultural Economics. His areas of specialty include: Agribusiness Management; Marketing; and International Economics. He currently works as a Supervisory Economic Statistician at the Decennial Budget Office, United States Department of Commerce, Suitland, Maryland. Prior to that he worked as a Supervisory Economic and Survey Statistician, in the United States Department of Commerce, Los Angeles Regional Office.

Baiyee-mbi has over 8 years of academic faculty experience. He taught several courses in Applied Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Cost Accounting, Applied Business Statistics, Econometrics, and Statistics Research Methods. He has extensive experience in survey design and implementation

During his tenure as President of the African University Foundation (AUF), Indianapolis, Indiana, Baiyee-mbi was in-charge of planning, organizing, implementing, and monitoring AUF’s operations, making mid-range tactical and long-range operation decisions. He participated in: grant writing and fundraising; conducted development research geared towards improving the economic, health, environmental, and social conditions in 59 villages that surround the AUF’s campus; building the necessary community based capacities that will support and complement the African University education model in its strong emphasis on field work and experiential learning.

Baiyee-mbi successfully completed a socio-economic feasibility study that generated baseline data on risks, resource needs that enabled an understanding of the dynamics of poverty and underdevelopment in the 59 chronically poor rural villages that surround the proposed African University campus. His study used 109 field enumerators to conduct personal interviews with 1725 households. 7725 data points were generated on all aspects of rural village life. The study generated baseline data on the thirteen socio-economic indicators. He developed grants and raised money towards socio-economic capacity building in the villages surrounding the proposed campus of African University.