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Gbadebo Odularu      

PhD Economist keen on deploying data science to solve business, trade, capacities, and market-access problems.

Gbadebo Odularu is a research associate at the Center for Research on Political Economy (CREPOL), working closely with national, continental and international partners to provide evidence-based policy tools for fostering regional and sustainable development in Africa. He is also an adjunct professor at the School of Business, Marymount University, Arlington, USA. He holds a PhD in Regional Economic Development from the University of Sunderland, United Kingdom and an M.Sc (Agricultural Economics); and B.Sc (Economics) from the Nigerian University of Ibadan. He was a field supervisor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded collaborative study on the constraints, opportunities, and strategic choices available to the Nigerian rice economy in a competitive world. Gbadebo Odularu is currently the 2016 – 2017 Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) fellow. He has been visiting scholars at: the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK); Centre for Regional Economic Studies (CRES), Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Seoul, South Korea; United Nations Institute for Economic Development Planning (UNIDEP), Dakar, Senegal; and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE), University of Oxford, UK. He was also the 2008 visiting doctoral scholar at the Economic Research and Statistical Division (ERSD), World Trade Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland. Gbadebo Odularu is a member of the Natural Resources, Agricultural Development and Food Security International Research Network (NAR-IRN), the Chatham House, the Nigerian Leadership Initiative (NLI), the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA), the Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS), African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Network and the Nigerian Economic Society (NES). He has also been a member of the African Growth and Development Policy Modelling Consortium (AGRODEP).


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