Wilson Erumebor

An Astute Economist

About Me & My Work

I am an Economist with over a decade of experience in socio-economic research, data analysis and policy advocacy. I have expertise and keen interest in macroeconomic research, monetary and fiscal policies, industry analysis, education, youth development and poverty studies.

Research

I provide high quality macroeconomic reports and analysis for businesses, policy makers, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders. I deliver in-depth analysis of different sectors of the economy to aid decision making for either policymakers or investors.

Data Insights & Visualisation

I provide data insights and visualisation to help individuals and organisations understand data pattern and trends in a simplified way.

Speaking Engagements

I deliver keynote presentations, feature on panel sessions and serve as guests on Television and Radio interviews discussing topical economic issues. I have featured on numerous TV/radio interviews as well as conferences and events. 

Core Skills

Macroeconomic and Social Research0

Data Analysis and Presentation0

Report Writing & Editing0

Critical thinker0

Ability to convert ideas into research outputs0

My Passion And Personality

I’m a growth enthusiast- whether it’s an individual, organisation, business, country. I therefore invest my time and resources in helping individuals, businesses and countries make the best decisions from a list of alternatives.

 

Most times, I demand a lot out of myself because of my natural optimism. I prefer a culture that allows ample time for analysis of new ideas before implementation takes place. I like to think things through before acting. I am somewhere between being gentle and outspoken. I am organized and attentive to details. I am sensitive to high quality control and have a need for accuracy. Well, people say I am a very good critical thinker and a problem-solver : ).

Some Fun Facts About Me

  • I love musical instruments. I enjoy listening to Rap Music.
  • Someday, I hope to be fluent in speaking, reading and writing French.
  • I’m a fan of FC Barcelona.
  • I get excited when I hear good and innovative stories about Africa.

 

 

My Career As An Economist

 

My career journey began in 2008 where I served as a Research Analyst and Student Associate at ValueFronteira Limited, an economic research and consulting firm. At VF, I prepared monthly macroeconomic reports, industry reports, money and financial market updates and wrote articles on economic issues.

 

Thereafter, I moved to Agusto & Co., Nigeria’s top research and credit ratings company, where I built my skills in Macroeconomic and Industry Analysis. At Agusto & Co., I conducted macroeconomic analysis and also prepared detailed industry reports for clients such as commercial banks, pension industry players, financiers, etc. From Agusto & Co., I joined the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), a foremost private sector-led think tank, committed to the development of a competitive Nigerian economy. At the NESG, I serve as a senior economist and lead several research projects including the annual NESG Macroeconomic Outlook, which sets the NESG’s advocacy agenda for the year. Since inception, the report has gained significant global readership and is a reference tool for policy makers, business leaders on key policy and economic issues surrounding the Nigerian Economy. You can view the 2020 edition here and the 2021 edition here.

 

Our latest and interesting project is the “Nigeria in 2050 Scenarios Project”, which basically pictures Three Scenarios for Nigeria as we approach 2050 and what the country must do to achieve the best case scenario- Nigeria Rises. You can view my presentation of the scenarios at the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit here. The Summit had in attendance Nigeria’s President, cabinet ministers, state governors and captains of industry.   

 

My love for Economics extends beyond professional engagements.  

 

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Delta State University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Lagos both in Nigeria. I am a PhD researcher at SOAS, University of London, working on Structural Transformation and Economic Inclusion of African economies with a specific focus on Nigeria.

 

I am a member of the Royal Economic Society, London, UK and a senior research fellow at The FATE Institute, Lagos, Nigeria.

Present & Past Engagements

Presenter, Jesus College, Cambridge University

In November 2022, I delivered a presentation titled The Nigerian Economy in 2023: A Brighter Economic Future? at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK. 

Presenter at Trends Research & Advisory, UAE

In Feb 2022, I joined the former UAE Ambassador to Singapore to discuss the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) and Africa relations

PhD Researcher at SOAS, University of London

My PhD thesis is focused on Structural Transformation and Economic Inclusion of African economies with a specific focus on Nigeria.

Member, RES and Fellow, Fate Institute

In 2022, I became a member of the Royal Economic Society, London, UK and a senior research fellow at The FATE Institute, Lagos, Nigeria.

Keynote Presenter, NES25

I delivered a Keynote Presentation at the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit on Three Scenarios for Nigeria in 2050.

Facilitator, Union Bank’s NEXT-100 Fund Forum

I facilitated a session on Government Regulations at the Union Bank Next100 Fund/TedX Lagos Forum.

Judge, ENACTUS Nigeria National Competition

I served as a Judge at the 2019 ENACTUS National Competition, which featured young Nigerians showcasing their innovative projects.

Panel Discussant, WB Conference on Education

As a panelist, I shared my views at the World Bank Forum on Governance and Financing Basic Education in Nigeria. 

Session Facilitator, Siemens Nigeria Management Retreat

In November 2019, I facilitated a session on Nigeria’s Macroeconomic Environment at Siemens Nigeria Management Retreat

Consultant, DFID PDF II

I served as a lead consultant for DFID’s Non-Oil Exporters Forum

Consultant, Imara Africa

I develop macroeconomic reports for high profile clients involving local and foreign investors.

Senior Economist, NESG

I lead the preparation of NESG’s Macroeconomic Outlook as well as other high-profile research outputs and advocacy engagements.

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