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Yaya Sissoko

  • Yaya Sissoko Office: McElhaney Hall, Room 213-E

    Office Phone: 724-357-4781



    Ph.D., Economics, Southern Illinois University–Carbondale

    M.S., Economics, Southern Illinois University–Carbondale

    B.S., Econometrics, University of Bamako, Mali

    Certification in Entrepreneurship Education in Vocational and Technical Training, International Labour Organization, Turin, Italy

    Areas of Expertise:

    Economic Development, Econometrics, Environmental Economics, International Economics, International Finance, International Trade, Macroeconomics, Mathematical Economics, and Monetary Economics.


    Dr. Sissoko is an associate professor in the Department of Economics. He has been a member of the Department of Economics since 2005. Dr. Sissoko received the “People of the Year Award” (2008) from the African American Cultural Center (AACC). Currently, he serves as advisor of the Pan-African Student Association (PASA) and founder and co-host of PASA radio show on WIUP-FM Station, and is a member of the Pan-African Study program, the Board of Directors of AACC, Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA), and the Editorial Board of African Journal of Accounting, Economics, Finance and Banking Research. He has recently published articles in the Proceedings of the Global Conference on Business and Economics and the Pennsylvania Economic Review.