Mr. Samuel O. AJUWON
Economics Department, Faculty of Social Sciences

I am an assertive, hands-on, efficient resource person.  A strategic thinker with a vision and the ability to translate vision into results. I have Proven interpersonal skills and effective analytical abilities, coupled with a strong background in quantitative techniques and econometrics. A trained teacher with over 18 years of teaching experience both at the high school and in the university. I have my BSc Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University with a Second class (Upper Division), from Osun state (1997), MSc and MPhil with Distinction in Economics from University of Ibadan, Oyo state in 2004 and 2014 respectively and currently pursuing PhD in Development Finance at University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa. I am an Associate Lecturer and MPhil Supervisor, Development Finance, University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa. A full member of Nigeria Economic Society. I am a reviewer with the following Journals: Journal of Developing Areas, Tennessee’s State University, USA, International Journal of Business and Finance Management Research and Journal of Rural Studies.

Research Area
  • PhD in Development Finance, University of Stellenbosch, 2019
  • Area of Specialization: Small Businesses finance
  • Thesis title: Performance and Financing of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria: Implications of Transaction Costs and Collateral
  • Supervisors: Sylvanus Ikhide & Joseph Akotey
  • in Economics, University of Ibadan, 2014
  • Area of Specialization: International Financial Economics and Macroeconomics
  • Thesis title: Foreign Direct Investment under Uncertainty in Nigeria.
  • Supervisors: Profs Olawale Ogunkola & Festus Ehgwahide
  • in Economics, University of Ibadan, 2005
  • Thesis title: Globalization and the Nigerian Economy: An Impact Assessment.
  • Supervisor: Prof Fidelis Ogwumike
  • in Economics, Obafemi Awolowo University, 1997
  • Long Essay: The Impact of Monetary Policy in Combating Inflation in the Nigerian Economy (1980-1994).
  • Supervisor: Prof Anthony Akinlo
  • Graduated Second Class Honors, Upper Division
  • National Certificate of Education (NCE) in Mathematics and Social Studies, Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun, Osun state, Nigeria September 1992.