Dr. Dal Didia

Professor of Economics
COB Bldg., Office 437
(601) 979-2606 – Vita


Dal Didia is a Professor of Economics in the College of Business at Jackson State University. He joined Jackson State University in August 1997. Professor Didia teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in economics, finance and statistics. Prior to joining Jackson State University, Professor Didia taught courses in economics, finance and statistics at the State University of New York at Brockport, New York, from 1992 to 1997. In 2009, Professor Didia took a sabbatical leave engaging in research and teaching at the American University of Nigeria, Yola.

Professor Didia obtained a bachelor’s degree (BBA) and master’s degree (MBA) from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. He received a second master’s degree (MS) in economics from Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama. He then moved on to receive a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton, New York. His areas of specialization include Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, Urban Economics, and Corporate Finance and Investments.

Professor Didia has numerous publications in scholarly journals such as Journal of Economic Issues, Global Environmental Change, Southwestern Economic Review, Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Financial Practice and Education. His research interests include sustainable development in Africa, and exploitation of natural resources and environmental implication. Professor Didia has received awards recognizing his research and service to the College of Business and Jackson State University.