Favour O. Olarewaju

PhD Candidate

Favour Olarewaju


Favour Olarewaju is an Economics PhD Candidate in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics at The University of Memphis. Prior to beginning her doctoral program, Ms. Olarewaju earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Master's(MSc) degree in Economics from one of the top private schools in her home country - Covenant University, Nigeria. After graduating, Ms. Olarewaju worked as a Market & Companies Analyst in the BusinessDay Media and as a Data Research Analyst in Baum Tenpers Institute where she actively engaged in trainings and collaborations that proffered informative outlooks on trending socioeconomic and financial issues to various companies and intellectuals. Presently, she works as a Graduate Assistant under Dr. Albert Okunade and Dr Sumant Rai in teaching the Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, and Economic Forecasting classes. Her primary research area of specialization is Labor Economics with a flair for education and labor-market related issues. Her research has been published in journals including The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Research in World Economy, Asian Economic and Financial Review, and Asian Review of Financial Research. Additionally, Ms. Olarewaju has presented her research at conferences such as the 2020 IBIMA conference in Spain, and Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR). Recently, she was awarded a Research Honorarium by the Korean Finance Association for her paper ‘Extended Market Drivers of CIP Deviations in Korea’s Cross-Currency Swap Markets’ published at the Asian Review of Financial Research. Her professional affiliations include being a member of the American Economic Association (AEA).


  • Bachelor of Science, Covenant University, Nigeria
  • Master of Science, Covenant University, Nigeria

Research and Scholarly Activities

Research Interests

  • Education and Human Capital
  • Labor/Workforce Productivity

Teaching Interests

  • Economic Forecasting
  • Quantitative Economic Analysis
  • Labor Economics