Professor Olufemi M. SAIBU
Economics Department, Faculty of Social Sciences

Olufemi Saibu is a Professor of Economics and currently the Director of the Institute of Nigeria China Development Studies (INCDS-UNILAG) at the University of Lagos. He is development economist, development planner, trade & Investment policy analysist. He is the Chairman Faculty Curriculum Review Committee and also Faculty Quality Assurance & Servicom. He is a member of Nigeria Economic Society (NES), Economic Society South Africa (ESSA), African Econometric Society, Chinese Economic Society, African Development Study Group (ADSG), Development Studies Association (DSA) UK, African Property (APTI) Tax Initiative, Fellow, International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), Full member, Society for International Development (SID) USA. Research Fellow of Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA). Fellow, Capital Market Analyst, Associate, Member Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. Academic board member of UNILAG Business School, GTI Academy, Nungu Business School, Abeokuta Business School. Faculty Member/Senior Research Fellow of Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG NRF).


 He teaches both intermediate and Advanced Macroeconomics & Microeconomics, Economics of Development, Public Finance, Business and Managerial Economics. His special interest is in building a bottom-up approach to development policy design, implementation, and empowering local economic stakeholders to penetrate and participate competitively in global market and integrate effectively into global value chains. He had published chapters in books and academic journals at both local and international levels. He has worked severally on development planning, macroeconomic risks, domestic investment, foreign capital flows, policy reforms, development financing and policy environment for local and small business development in Nigeria. He had built synergy of academia with private sector, government institutions and policy beneficiaries to entrench the quadric- helix model of inclusive governance and effective participation of economic stakeholders   


He has worked with several international organisation and research institutes on baseline economic survey of SMEs financing and survival, pension reforms development of framework for public private partnership on Flood disaster management, flood risk mitigation and impact assessment, estimation of housing demand and supply and financial inclusion and alternative finance and enabling policy environment for business development in Nigeria. He is an expert in economic impact assessment and policy modelling, scenario analysis, simulation and optimization. He has extensive worked on development impact of fiscal, monetary and trade policies. He has attended various conferences both National and International levels  He is a member of Nigeria Economic Society and Economic Society South Africa, Research Fellow of Initiative for Public Policy Analysis, African Property Tax Initiative, ARUA Center of Excellence on Housing and Sustainable Development, international Society for Development and Sustainability, International Energy Economics Association, among other national and International organizations


ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9162-3817

Research Area
  • 2019, Certificate in Econometrics, University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • 2008, Diploma in International Border Studies, African Regional Institute, Imeko, Ogun State, Nigeria.
  • 2006, Ph.D. Economics (Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria);
  • 2001, MSc. Economics (Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria);
  • 1997, B.Sc, Economics ( Education) (Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ile-Ife,Osun State, Nigeria);  
  • 1992 National Certificate in Education (NCE), Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria);