Academic, Global Development Expert & Policy Entrepreneur Harnessing the Power of Markets for Social Innovation.

A distinguished economist and public policy expert, Dr. Olayele’s research interests and practice areas cover trade policy, innovation, FDI, urban policy, political economy, and inclusive development.

Keynote Speeches

Professional Practice

Fred Olayele brings extensive capability and all-round professional experience to technical economic advisory and public policy practice. He is quick to deploy forecasting, simulation models, and other important instruments in the policy toolkit to achieve incremental innovations in the policy cycle. From Saskatchewan and Morocco to Ethiopia and New York to Spain and British Columbia, he has an impeccable track record of helping decision-makers understand varying complexities and important policy trade-offs.

……..much of my work happens at the intersection between economics, public policy, and society. My passion is translating academic research and theory into practice and policy – and resolving the inherent tensions that often exist in those domains.

Fred Olayele