NONSO OBIKILI
African. Economist. Plus other things
Current.
Education. PhD Economics. SUNY Binghamton

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Employment History

Policy Associate
Economic Research Southern Africa
July 2013 - Date

Research Associate
Stellenbosch University
April 2016 - Date

Contributor
The Guardian Nigeria
Aug 2016 - Date

Director of Applied Economics
African Heritage Institution
Aug 2016 - Nov 2016

Lecturer
State Univeristy of New York at Binghamton
Jan 2010 - May 2013

Teaching Assistant
State University of New York at Binghamton
Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

Research Assistant
Central Bank of Nigeria, Microfinance Division
Aug 2006 - Aug 2007

Consulting

National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria

United Nations University - WIDER

National Treasury - South Africa

Mathers and Savant

Research.Publications

"The trans-Atlantic slave trades and local political fragmentation in Africa". . Economic History Review. 2016. 69(4):1157-1177

"A dream deffered: the microfoundations of direct political action in pre- and post-democratization South Africa". with Biniam Bedasso. Journal of Development Studies. 2016. 52(1):130 - 146

"An examination of subnational growth in Nigeria: 1999 - 2012". . South African Journal of Economics. 2015. 83(3):335 - 357

"Social capital and human capital in the colonies: a study of cocoa farmers in Western Nigeria". . Economic History of Developing Regions. 2015. 30(1):1 - 22

"The introduction of higher banknotes and the price level in Nigeria". with E. N. Egbuna. International Journal of Economics and Finance. 2013

Research.Working Papers

"Markups and concentration in South African manufacturing sectors". with Johannes Fedderke and Nicola Viegi UNU-WIDER Working Paper No. 2016/40

"Human capital inequality and electoral outcomes in South Africa". with Biniam Bedasso UNU-WIDER Working Paper No. 2016/100

Research.Works in Progress

Climate, yams, and precolonial centralization

Emigration and education: the schooling of the left behind in Nigeria with Biniam Bedasso and Ermias Gebru

Naira struggles: the response to the crude oil price shock of 2014

Op-Eds.(Selected)

"Bi-monthly column". Guardian Nigeria newspaper. https://guardian.ng//contributors/nonso-obikili/

"The trans-Atlantic slave trade and local political fragmentation in Africa". AEHN. September 2016

"Long-term effects of slave exporting in West Africa". Oxford University Press. March 2016

"Buy Naija to Grow the Naira: probably pointless but potentially dangerous". Premium Times. 24th Febraury 2016

"Naira devaluation and the Nigerian economy: focusing on the big picture". Premium Times. 20th February 2016

"Myths about devaluation". Premium Times. 15th Februaru 2016

"Removing the autonomy of the CBN: a really bad idea". Business Day. 8th June 2012

"Who really benefits from fuel subsidies". Business Day. 5th December 2011

Blog

Who will finance the budget?

  My column in the guardian today asks questions about what continues to be a worrying trend: the underhand financing ¬†of the federal government by the central bank. My concerns are driven by the chart below which shows the claims to the federal government by the CBN. Notice the spike over the last three years.… Continue reading Who will finance the budget?

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