An Astute Economist
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.
I provide data insights and visualisation to help individuals and organisations understand data pattern and trends in a simplified way.
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.
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 : ).
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.
In November 2022, I delivered a presentation titled The Nigerian Economy in 2023: A Brighter Economic Future? at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK.
In Feb 2022, I joined the former UAE Ambassador to Singapore to discuss the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) and Africa relations
My PhD thesis is focused on Structural Transformation and Economic Inclusion of African economies with a specific focus on Nigeria.
In 2022, I became a member of the Royal Economic Society, London, UK and a senior research fellow at The FATE Institute, Lagos, Nigeria.
I delivered a Keynote Presentation at the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit on Three Scenarios for Nigeria in 2050.
I facilitated a session on Government Regulations at the Union Bank Next100 Fund/TedX Lagos Forum.
I served as a Judge at the 2019 ENACTUS National Competition, which featured young Nigerians showcasing their innovative projects.
As a panelist, I shared my views at the World Bank Forum on Governance and Financing Basic Education in Nigeria.
In November 2019, I facilitated a session on Nigeria’s Macroeconomic Environment at Siemens Nigeria Management Retreat
I served as a lead consultant for DFID’s Non-Oil Exporters Forum
I develop macroeconomic reports for high profile clients involving local and foreign investors.
I lead the preparation of NESG’s Macroeconomic Outlook as well as other high-profile research outputs and advocacy engagements.
In 2019, Nigeria spent a whopping N23 trillion (naira) on food alone! N23 Trillion. Here is a breakdown of the type of food Nigerians purchased and how much was spent on each type.
From a business angle, I see opportunities and wealth looking at these NBS data.
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— Wilson Erumebor (@wilsonrume) May 9, 2020