BIOGRAPHY: Who Is Prof. Olanrewaju Olaniyan the Newly Appointed VC Emmanuel Alayande University Of Education
Professor | PhD (Ibadan)
Economics of Education, Health Economics, poverty and labour market issues; Macroeconomics
Professor Olaniyan holds a PhD in Economics from the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He was born in Eruwa, Oyo State.
He holds a Bachelor degree of Education in Educational Management and Economics. He is a Professor of Economics in the Department and is the current Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan. He was a Senior Associate Member, St Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom in 2007 and a Visiting Research Scholar to Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Programme, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA in 2005.
Professor Olaniyan has over 23 years of research, consulting and tertiary teaching experience in Health and Population Economics, Economics of Education, Poverty and Welfare Analysis as well as Social Protection.
He gained useful experience in social policy work in developing countries through which he was able to interact and work with senior-level technocrats and officials. Professor Olaniyan teaches Economics of Human Resources, Macroeconomics, Health Economics, Development Economics and Project Analysis and Evaluation in the Department. His research areas include Population Economics and Intergenerational Transfers, Economics of Education, Health Economics, Poverty and Welfare Analysis, and Sustainable Development.
Olanrewaju is also a member of the Academic Steering Committee of the Global Master in Development Practice Association based in Columbia University, New York, USA. He has presented keynote addresses and/or attended conferences/seminars in 48 countries around the world, including Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America.
He has also consulted for many organizations, including the World Bank, World Health Organization, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), among others. He has 138 publications to his credit. He is the current Director, University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development.