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Jubril Animashaun


I completed my undergraduate study in Agricultural economics at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria where I was the Student Union President and also emerged as the best student in the department. Subsequently, I was retained as a Graduate assistant in the Department and finished my MSc in Agricultural economics (2012). I am a recipient of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Merit Scholarship award for PhD and Staff Development Awards from University of Ilorin for my PhD in Economics.

I am currently a +4 PhD candidate in the Environmental and Resource Economics (ERE) Research Group RAG at The University of Manchester.

Research interests

I am working on Resource curse and social negative externality. Specifically, I have a bias for the development incongruities associated with natural resource exploration, the contributory role of extractive industries and how an incentivized bargaining arrangement could minimise the negativities associated with oil exploration. I also have secondary interests in poverty measurements, land degradation and poverty traps, and food security.


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  • Dr Ron Chan


  • The University of Manchester, PhD/MRes Economics. 2019 (expected)
  • University of Ilorin, Nigeria, MSc Agricultural Economics. 2012
  • University of Ilorin, Nigeria, B.Agric. 2009

Scholarships and prizes

  • IsDB Scholarship for High Merit Technology (PhD), 2015-2018
  • University of Ilorin Staff Development Awards (SDA) PhD, 2015-2019
  • COWBELL/JAMB Scholarship Award (Undergraduate), 2004/2005

Academic and professional experience

  • Assistant Lecturer, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. 2011

Membership of learned professional societies

  • Member, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE),,2013-2016
  • Member, World Economic Association (WEA),,2012 to date
  • Student Member, American Geophysical Union,,2015-2018


Jubril’s publications can be accessed on Scopus

In progress

Animashaun J. O. (2017). Consumers’ evaluation of Genetically Modiļ¬ed (GM) food: A Meta- review and Implications for policy regulation in Africa. In progress

Major conferences attended with papers read

  • Animashaun, J. O. (2013): Strategies for Combating Global Food Insecurity: The Food Profligacy and Loss Nexus. Article published by the Innovative Ideas to Feed the World Young Professionals Conference FAO Headquarters, May 2013 Competition pp8. Assessed online.
  • Animashaun, J.O. (2013).  Prospects of Agriculture Enterprise for Sustainable Economic Development: Success Story of University of Ilorin Moringa Value-Addition Activities.  Invited paper presented at the 4th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, September 22-25, 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia
  • Animashaun, J.O., Ojehomon, V.E.T., Muhammad-Lawal, A. and Amolegbe, K.B (2013). Between Vertical Foreign Direct Investment (VFDI) and Outsourcing: Which Policy Strategy Will Enhance the Competitiveness of the Nigerian Rice Sector? Paper presented at the 3rd African Rice Congress, Yaounde, Cameroon held between October 21 to October 27, 2013.


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