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Lecturer in Economics, Staffordshire University

Tolu Olarewaju is a Lecturer in Economics at Staffordshire University. He currently lectures on a range of topics primarily focused around the areas of economics, entrepreneurship, international business, business strategy, and management.

Tolu’s present research interests centre on entrepreneurship, international business, transparency, business economics, management and areas encompassing social, labour, regional and general economics. He is particularly interested in research that might have policy implications as well as areas incorporating poverty reduction and economic development. He publishes in the top journals in these fields and has contributed to the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Tolu also has industry experience both as a banker and an entrepreneur. He holds a BSc in Economics, an MSc in International Economics, and a PhD in Management (Economics).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Business Economics, Staffordshire University


  • 2016 
    Aston University, PhD Management (Economics)
  • 2010 
    University of Birmingham, MSc International Economics
  • 2007 
    Babcock University, BSc Economics (Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • British Academy of Management
  • Regional Studies Association
  • European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
  • Higher Education Academy (Senior Fellow)
  • Royal Economic Society
  • Academy of International Business