Economists - Top 10 Universities Researchers and their Research Papers

ECONOMISTS - TOP 10 UNIVERSITIES RESEARCHERS AND THEIR RESEARCH PAPERS Economists, mostly in developing countries have form...


Economists, mostly in developing countries have formed research groups that are involve in policy-oriented researches such as economic growth, environmental economics, poverty and inequalities reduction strategies, and also developed strong researches on economic development issues. These researchers has contributed effectively to solve problems by being able to observe, understand and critically analyze the various kinds of socio-economic problem of the world and Nigeria in particular. They also use theories, empirical methods and policy analysis to emphases the problem process and effects of socio-political factors on economic behavior. Most of these researchers have guided, trained, and supervised graduates, who play positive roles towards the economic advancement of Nigeria, Africa and the world.

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The list below is the top ten(10) Nigeria researchers. Note that the list is in no particular order.

1. Anthony Enisan Akinlo is a professor, with PhD in monetary and development economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. His research interest includes monetary, development economics and energy reform. He published his work in different notable Journals like Journal of Policy Modelling, Energy Economics, The Review of Finance and Banking, The Developing Economies, Applied Economics, Journal f Sustainable Development, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Research paper for United Nations University, International Review of Economics and Business, Indian Economic Review, African Development Review.
Professor Akinlo has over hundred publications in the area of reform and growth. Here are the popular articles he wrote (three (3) working papers and twenty four (24) research articles). The reputable scholar has over 400 citations with the research article (Energy consumption and economic growth from 11 sub-Sahara African country) having the highest citation (cited by 129 notable scholars).

2. Afees Adebare Salisu is a senior research fellow at the central for econometric & allied research, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His skills and expertise includes Economics modeling, Econometric analysis, Applied econometrics, Panel data econometrics, Economics forecasting, Econometric modeling, Time series forecasting and Advance econometrics. The well reformed scholar obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Ibadan and his area of interest has always been Econometric modeling. 

He rank the top scholar with the highest publication in the past 8-10 years and has some published work in different notable Journals like  International Journal of energy economics and policy, Applied Economics Research Centre, Central for Econometric & Allied Research, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Economics bulletin, Economic modeling, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Journal of Economics Development, Journal of African Business, Borsa Istanbul Review, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review and Statistics in Transition.

Dr. Salisu lectures both theoretical and applied economics courses at the University of Ibadan. He has over 90 publication and 298 citations. Here are the popular ones (34 working papers and 25 research articles). His paper on Modeling oil price velocity with Structural Break has the highest citations(cited by 49 scholars).

Phone Number: +2348034711769

 3. Ismail Olaleke Fasanya is a research at the department of economics, Fountain University of Oshogbo, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His area of expertise includes financial econometrics and volatility modeling. 

He wrote over 12 research papers in different journal e.g Asian Journal of Economic modeling, Economic Bulletin, Energy Policy, The IUP Journal of Applied Economics, Asian Economic and Financial Review, International Journal of Economics and Financial review, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy and Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business. The work in which he was a coauthor 'Modeling oil price velocity with Structural Break', has the highest citations.

4. Uchenna Rapuluchukwu Efobi is a researcher at the college of business and social science, Covenant University, Otta, Nigeria. Educational background in economics - PhD(2016), MSc(2009) and BSc(2006). He got all his degree from Covenant University. 

 Dr. Efobi U.R. has written 33 research papers (including scientific book chapters), 8 working papers, Attended 38 conference/ workshops, 29 awards/grant and 15 professional certificates. Among his research, here are the popular ones. The research paper "Inclusive human development in pre-crisis times of globalisation-driven debts" he coauthored with S. Asongu and I. Beecroft, has the highest citation. His research interest includes institution and development.

Phone number: +2348036273494

5. Abiodun A. Egbetokun is a senior research officer and the head of department at the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), government of Nigeria, Ile Ife. He obtained his PhD at the Friedrich-Schiler University, Jena, Germany and his MSc in Technology Management at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. His current research involve innovation, absorptive, capacity, inter-firm networks, external search, firm-level innovation, entrepreneurship, science and technology indicator.

He has written more than 57 research papers. Here are the notable publications ( 15 working paper and 23 research articles). 
Phone Number: +2348053387246

6. Godwin chukwudum Nwaobi  is a professor of economics, Quantitative Economic Research Bureau. His research interest includes economic modeling, macroeconometrics, general equilibrium modeling, mathematical economics and computation economics. He received his PhD (1997) at the Ibadan University , Nigeria and currently the research director of Quantitative Economic Research Bureau. 

His area of expertise includes analysis, data analysis, policy analysis, economics, quantitative research, strategic planning, econometrics, teaching, Microsoft excel, SPSS, financial analysis, public speaking, STATA, analytical skills and public policy. 

Professor G.C. Nwaobi is a renowned economist and a distinguished African scholar. He is among the best 200 world economists. He has numerous article published in book and reputable journals.

He is an editor at the QUANTERB research paper and has written notable working papers and research articlesHis article on "A Vector Error Correction and Nonnested Modeling of Money Demand Function in Nigeria" got the highest citation (cited by 11 well-known scholars).


Email and website -
Skype: profgodwinnwaobi
REPEC: edi: quantng

7. Shehu Usman Rano Aliyu is a professor of financial economics and Islamic finance, Bayaro University, Kano, Nigeria. His research includes financial economics, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Islamic finance redistribution. He has published articles in different journals like Journal of International Business and entrepreneurship Development MPRA paper, Applied Financial Economics, IUP Journal of Economics, Journal of Social Sciences, An Interdisciplinary Journal, Australasian Journal of Social Science and International Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance Studies.

The professor S. U.R. Aliyu has published over 30 articles. His most cited article is "Impact of Oil Shock and Exchange Rate Volatility on Economic Growth in Nigeria. An Empirical Investigation" with 154 citations. Check out his  famous research papers here. 


8.  Chuku Chuku is a macroeconomic modeling consultant at the U.N. University World Institute for Development Economics Research, Finland. Educational background: PhD (2017) University of Manchester, MA (2013) Simon Fraser University, Canada and BSc (first class hon.(2008)) University of Uyo. His research interest is in monetary policy and fiscal macroeconomics, energy, environment and climate change economics. He was an Economist at the central bank of Nigeria (NYSC) and became an assistant lecturer immediately after his MA in economics.

Chuku Agbai Chuku has written over 20 research article since 2009 till date and over 180 citations. His most cited research article is titled "Oil Price Shocks and Dynamics of Current Account Balances in Nigeria ".  Check out his prominent research work.


9. Olaoluwa Simon Yaya is a lecturer at the department of statistics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His research interest includes economic and financial time series & computation statistics.

Dr. S.O. Yaya is a time series analyst who poses a doctorate degree in time series modeling and has published articles in both local and international journals. Such journals include Energy Economics, Navarra Centre of international Development, Applied Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Resources Policy, Journal of Developing Areas, OPEC Energy Review and International Journal of Finance and Economics. Check out his research articles here.

Tel: +2348094841881

10. Usenobong F. Akpan is a lecturer at the University of Uyo and also a technical adviser to the Hon. Minister. His skills and expertise includes time series and fiscal policy. He has published articles in notable journals like International Journal of Management and Sustainability, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy and OPEC Energy Review.
 He has written over 18 research papers  and got over 208 citations on his articles.


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