Professor and Chair of the Economics Department, Allegheny College
Born and raised in southwestern Nigeria, I was educated at the University of Connecticut, USA; University of Sussex, UK; Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; and University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. I have taught at Wesleyan University, Trinity College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, all of which are in the United States.
Courses I teach include Introduction to Managerial Economics, Advanced Managerial Economics, Management of Innovation and Technological Change, Introduction to Microeconomics, and African Economic Development. My research interests are: the Technological Strategies of Firms, Small Business Development, Industrial Organization, and Global Economic Issues.
Nigeria's central bank made critical mistakes that doomed the country's currency redesign
Mar 15, 2023 15:52 pm UTC| Economy Central Banks
Nigeria has successfully introduced new banknotes on about 10 occasions since independence in 1960. So why has the latest attempt been so controversial and traumatic? And what measures need to be taken to avoid a future...
Nigeria’s 2023 budget is a plan of despair and won't change the tempo of the economy
Oct 24, 2022 17:27 pm UTC| Economy
Nigerias 2023 budget, recently presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly, has generated a furore. There are concerns about the impact on the countrys rising deficits and debt, as well as its...
Fuel subsidies in Nigeria: they're bad for the economy, but the lifeblood of politicians
Nov 06, 2021 08:10 am UTC| Economy
Nigeria, Africas biggest oil producer, has come under fire from the International Monetary Fund as well as World Bank for the heavy financial burden it carries in providing subsidies for fuel and kerosene. The criticism is...
Why a new national carrier for Nigeria is never likely to get off the ground
Oct 17, 2018 22:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business
One of the most vexatious ironies about Nigeria perhaps even an embarrassment is the lack of a national airline. Nigerians are often very piqued to be travelling on airlines owned by smaller less resource-endowed African...
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