Elizabeth is a Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas, and she was the Associate Department Chair and the Director of Graduate Studies from 2007-2009. She is the former President of the African Finance Economic Association (AFEA) and the President and founder of the Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists (AAAWE). Professor Asiedu received her B.S. (Hons) from the University of Ghana, M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and PhD in Economics also from UIUC. Professor Asiedu teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in Development and International Economics. She has received several teaching/mentoring awards at the University of Kansas, including The Outstanding Woman Educator Award, the Kemper Teaching Award, the Byron Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Woman of Distinction Award. . Her work has been published in leading scholarly journals, including The American Economic Review, The Journal of International Economics, and The Review of Economics and Statistics and she has consulted for several International Organizations.