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Olumuyiwa Adedeji

Non-Resident Fellow


Olumuyiwa Adedeji worked on many countries at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with exposure to policy issues affecting low-income and emerging markets. He contributed to many policy papers and served as the team leader for the group on vulnerability assessment. He produced many analytical papers both within and outside the IMF, dealing with foreign exchange regime and macroeconomic performance, fiscal sustainability, fiscal decentralization, fiscal reaction functions, monetary policy spillovers and the role of oil prices, and international capital mobility.

He served as the primary economic and policy advisor to Nigeria’s National Economic Management Team and Ministers of Finance. He participated in many critical policy issues such as the structuring of Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, developing the framework for Public Private Partnerships and the issuance of sovereign bond. He was a member of the committees on Macroeconomic Framework Committee for Vision 20-2020 and National Development Plan; Establishing the Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund; and Economic and Trade Relationships between China and Nigeria.

He holds a PhD in Economics from McGill University, Canada and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

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