Frank Tenkorang

Economics and Agribusiness, Professor, Chair

Office: WSTC 317C   |    Phone: (308) 865-8573   |    Email:

Frank Tenkorang


Frank Tenkorang works with data to answer important questions to make better-informed decisions. As a research assistant at the Institute of Statistical, Social, and Economic Research at the University of Ghana; and a research assistant at the University of Wyoming and Purdue University, seeking answers using data and research also runs through his previous professional experience. He is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). For almost 2 decades, Frank has been studying ethanol and its economic effects on food and energy to inform policymakers and their decisions. A recent study focused on commodity futures market manipulation. He has two book contributions, and his research has been presented at numerous conferences and resulted in publications in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including the Great Plains Research, Studies in Economics and Finance, Agricultural Economics Review, and Energy Economics. Professional service includes being a reviewer for Energy Strategy Reviews and Precision Agriculture and a Mountain Plains Management Association Board member. He was awarded the College of Business and Technology Service Award.


Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University 

M.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Wyoming  

B.Sc., Agriculture, University of Ghana

Areas of expertise and research

Data analytics and forecasting 

Agricultural price analysis

How did you become interested in economics?

Economics was required in college, and it made more sense than other topics.


Tell me about your teaching style and classes? 

I believe in hands-on learning, so I find ways for my students to get their hands dirty with data. My classes are relatively small, ensuring students receive individual attention. Also, I use real-world and funny examples to explain concepts to help students grow in knowledge.