Professor Fred Olayele’s research and practice focus on trade policy, FDI, innovation, urban policy, political economy, and inclusive development. A distinguished economist and public policy executive, he has published and shared best practices in these areas at numerous conferences and institutions around the world.
A results-oriented leader and mentor to countless students and public policy professionals, Dr. Olayele’s diverse career spans academia, government, finance, and international development.
A passionate teacher and public intellectual, he has consulted widely and advised many public and private organizations in Canada, United States, and Africa. He serves on several non-profit boards and supports many social causes.
with K. Soo, Cogent Economics & Finance, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2020
The International Trade Journal, Volume 33, Issue 5, 2019
with A. Gutiérrez, Metrópolis, el futuro es ya presente, Núm. 920 (2021)
with Yiagadeesen T. Samy, Routledge, 2022 (forthcoming)
With a passion for translating academic research and theory into evidence-based policymaking and practice, Dr. Olayele brings his extensive capability and all-round professional economics experience to his technical advisory practice. From problem setting and policy formulation to scenario analysis and decision-making, Prof. Olayele is quick to deploy quantitative policy analysis, simulation models, and other important instruments in the policy toolkit – while also helping decision-makers understand varying complexities and important trade-offs.
……..much of my work really happens at the intersection between economics, public policy, and society. My entire career has been dedicated pretty much to translating academic research and theory into practice and policy, and resolving the inherent tensions that often exist in those domains.