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Dr. Olayemi Olabiyi

Dr. Olayemi OlabiyiOlayemi Olabiyi earned a B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. (Economics) from the University of Ilorin and University of Ibadan, Nigeria, respectively. He proceeded to the University of North Texas where he completed a MS Economics (Economic Research) in August 2005. In December 2010, he earned a PhD in Public Policy and Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas. Thereafter, he served as a PHINERT Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. The position he held until joining SAIT on Aug. 1, 2012 as a faculty in the Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting). 

Dr. Olabiyi teaches Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Operations Management at the School of Business. His research interests are remittances, food insecurity, and global health. He has presented research papers bothering on remittances, food insecurity, and global health at various academic meetings such as the Canadian Economics Association, Canadian Conference on International Health, North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress, and Missouri Valley Economic Association. He is a peer reviewer for Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspective and Policy journals.

For a full list of courses in the Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) degree, click here

Courses taught at SAIT:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

Research interests:

  • Remittances & Social Economics (Specifically Food Insecurity and Global Health)

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