Idris Ademuyiwa is a non-resident fellow at the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) in Abuja, Nigeria, and a former research associate in CIGI’s Global Economy Program. Prior to joining CIGI, Idris was a research fellow and head of the Trade, Investment and Growth Unit at CSEA. He obtained an M.A. in applied economics from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada. He also holds both an M.Sc. and a first-class B.Sc. degree in economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Idris has more than eight years’ experience conducting research in economics and public policy, spanning both developing and advanced economies. His research focused on international trade, monetary policy and macroeconomic management, and, more recently, data governance and development. Currently, his research explores the nexus between data governance issues and the African digital ecosystem. He is also interested in the appropriateness of digital technology and innovation policies in developing countries. More broadly, he is passionate about understanding the core development issues in Africa and economic policy formulation processes across the continent.
Idris has published peer-reviewed journal articles, including in Energy Economics and Economic Bulletin. He has also produced book chapters, economic reports and policy papers in his areas of interest. Idris enjoys multidisciplinary analysis of contemporary issues, extracting intelligence from large data sets and learning from colleagues.