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Why you do not need to be all over the world to impact your world

You do not need to be all over the world to impact your world; just do your best from your own locality at your level; and you will be surprised as you will be getting external validation of your internal proficiency.

The above was eloquently manifested when a research paper titled ‘Bilateral Trade Performance in West Africa: A Gravity Model Estimation’ published in African Development Review, received an award as one of the top 10% most downloaded papers among published works between January 2018 and December 2019.  The award came from a globally renown publisher -Wiley and was communicated 30th April 2020.

As a brief, the study provides an empirical insight into the functioning of regional trade agreements within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The paper further highlights some trade barrier indicators that are rarely covered in extant studies, such as the multilateral resistance term, the extent of trade complementarity, and the presence of economic integration agreements among ECOWAS member countries. The study provides an augmented gravity model estimation on the determinants of bilateral trade in the region.

The link to the full paper can be found here

Furthermore, on 16th May 2020 when my name (Evans Osabuohien) was featured at 161st on a list of Top 500 Nigerian Researchers Ranking by SciVal, an online tool that provides access to the research performance of 7,000 research institutions and 220 countries across the world.

Details are available here



Prof Evans Osabuohien is a good team player, hardworking, intelligent and self-driven who demonstrates maturity, innovativeness and responsibility on any assignment. He is endowed with a pleasant personality and capability to work effectively in multi-cultural environments. He has executed funded research projects as an individual, team leader, and team member. He is astute in research, which has resulted in the publication of books and numerous scholarly articles. In November 2022, he was ranked among the top 2% in his research field. He has participation in conferences/workshops/short courses across the world. He was appointed as the Head of Department (HOD) in 2016, emerging as the Youngest HOD in the University. He received a Double Promotion to the Rank of a Full Professor of Economics in December 2017, which made him the Youngest Professor in the University. In May 2020, he was recognised as ‘One of the 6 Youngest Professors Nigeria Ever Had’. He is the Pioneer Chair at the Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR) as well as the Pioneer Chair for Regional Centre of Expertise, Ogun State (RCE Ogun). He is a member of many International Learned Societies/Professional Associations. He is a Visiting Professor at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany and Visiting Scholar at University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (June- December, 2020).