Yaya Sissoko

Yaya SissokoOffice: McElhaney Hall, Room 213-E

Office Phone: 724-357-4781



PhD, Economics, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

MS, Economics, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

BS, 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.


Yaya Sissoko is a professor of economics. He has been a member of the Department of Economics since 2005. Sissoko received the People Award (2008) from the African American Cultural Center and served as a member of the board of directors of AACC for 10 years. He is the faculty advisor for both the Pan-African Student Association and the IUP Soccer Club and is a member of both the Pan-African Studies and the Asian Studies programs. His fields of interest are economic development, monetary economics, international economics, managerial economics, environmental economics, and time series econometrics. Sissoko teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Monetary Economics, Economic Development, and Poverty in Africa.

Sissoko is a member the editorial board of the African Journal of Accounting, Economics, Finance and Banking Research, the editorial board of the Pennsylvania Economic Review, the chair of the Pennsylvania Economic Association Best Undergraduate Paper Contest, and an ex-officio member of the PEA Board of Directors. He has served as a member of the College Technology Committee, the Middle States Reaccreditation Committee, S3P APSCUF Committee, and chair of the AACC Award Committee.

Sissoko has published three chapter books in the Book Series of the International Finance Review and the Edwin Mellen Press and more than a dozen articles in refereed journals such as Energy of Economics, International Advances in Economic Research, The Review of Regional Studies, African Finance Journal, International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, Economic Systems, and Pennsylvania Economic Review. His current research agenda focuses on regional studies, including Pennsylvania and its neighboring states of Ohio and West Virginia.