I am a Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Uyo, Nigeria, and a Macroeconomic Modelling Consultant for the African Development Bank (AfDB). I have a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manchester, U.K., which was fully funded by fellowships from the Federal Government of Nigeria. I completed my B.Sc. in Economics at the University of Uyo, where I emerged with a First Class degree and the University valedictorian. After a short time at the Central Bank of Nigeria (NYSC), I proceeded to Simon Fraser University (SFU), B.C. Canada, where I obtained an M.A in Economics with scholarships from the Graduate School at SFU, and the Nigerian government. I was Visiting Scholar at the IMF and I have been involved in consulting and contract research jobs for AfDB, IDRC, United Nations University-WIDER, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC); UNEP, and the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) among others. My primary research interest is in monetary and fiscal macroeconomics, with stints in finance and environment.