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Omolola Olarinde

Network of Network Research on Africa (NOMRA) - Nigeria

Omolola Olarinde, BSc. (Econ., Bucharest), MSc. MPhil (Econ., Ibadan) writes on migration and is particularly interested in its determinants, patterns, and effects on the sending economy. She documented the profiles, motivations, routes and risks of mixed migrants from, within and to Nigeria for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She has also worked on international research funded by the Department for International Development (DFID, UK Government) and the African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC, WHO). She has lectured in the Economics department since 2010 and currently teaches international economics and various other subjects at the Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin. Topics she has written on include: the effects of workers’ remittances on economic development in Nigeria, legal and institutional sustainability standards of biofuel production in Nigeria, and the implications of government expenditure for economic growth evidence.