Professor Fred Olayele’

Professor Fred Olayele’s diverse career spans academia, government, finance, and international development. A distinguished economist and public policy expert, his research interests and practice areas cover trade policy, innovation, FDI, urban policy, political economy, and inclusive development. He has published and shared best practices in these areas at numerous conferences and institutions around the world. He has consulted widely and advised many public and private organizations in Canada, United States, and Africa. A passionate teacher and public intellectual, he serves on various non-profit boards and supports many social causes. He is Director-General, Pan-African School of Policy Innovation; Board Chair, Economic Club of Africa in New York; President, Economic Innovation Institute for Africa; and Director, Sprott Centre for African Research and Business, Carleton University. His most recent and forthcoming books include Sustainable Development in Post-Pandemic Africa: Effective Strategies for Resource Mobilization (Routledge); Regional Economic Systems after COVID-19: Actionable Insights for an Equitable and Resilient Recovery (Edward Elgar Publishing); and African Policy Innovation and the Political Economy of Public-Private Policy Partnerships (IGI Global).