Dr. Fred Olayele is Director, Centre for African Research and Business, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada. His research interests span trade policy, innovation, political economy, and inclusive development. Professor Olayele has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in theoretical and applied economics, strategic management, and public policy at the University of Regina and Carleton University. He has served as a visiting professor and guest speaker across universities and academic institutions abroad. He was a Visiting Scholar at the World Trade Institute in Switzerland, and a Visiting Professor of Trade and Development at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. His research has appeared in The International Trade Journal and the International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, among others. Professor Olayele is the author, editor, and co-editor of three books. He previously served as Chief Economist with the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Among others, he is Chairman, Board of Directors, Economic Club of Africa in New York; President, Economic Innovation Institute for Africa in Ottawa; member, Academic Advisory Board, Emerging Markets Institute, Cornell University; and member, International Advisory Board, International Economic Development Council in Washington, DC. He holds a PhD in Economics from Lancaster University, United Kingdom and an MA in Economics from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.
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