Brief Profile

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 over 120 scholarly articles and has participated 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. Evans Osabuohien 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 numerous 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. He is the Editor of ‘Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions (2015) and ‘The Palgrave Handbook of Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa’ (2020) as well as the Guest Editor for African Journal of Economic and Management Studies (Emerald) on Labour Issues in Africa’s Agricultural and Rural Transformation’ (2020). He presently Guest Editing ‘Socioeconomic Shocks, Inequality and Food Systems in the Global South for Contemporary Social Science (Taylor & Francis).


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