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Young Ademola Obafemi Dr., Department of Economics

Area(s) of Specialization/Research Interests

International Finance, Labour and Development Economics


Dr. Ademola Obafemi YOUNG is a Lecturer I in the Department of Economics Mountain Top University, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Prayer City, Ogun State, Nigeria where he is a Faculty member. He obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D Economics and a Bachelor of Science (Second Class Upper Division) degree in Economics Education from Obafemi Awolowo University. His research interests comprise International Finance, Labour and Development Economics. His teaching courses include but not limited to: Principle of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Economics of Production, Applied Statistics, Managerial Economics, Comparative Economic Systems, Economic Planning and Public Sector Economics. He is quantitatively strong and has capacity for independent academic study, possesses strong imaginative thought and gets on well with colleagues. In addition to the above, he is result oriented, target driven, time conscious, honest and have administrative, coordinative and computer skills. Furthermore, he is proficient in oral and written expression of English Language. He is available for research collaboration and consulting. He is married.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. Economics 2017 Master of Science in Economics 2013 Bachelor of Science in Economics Education [B. Sc Ed] 2nd class upper 2008 Certificate of Computer Training 2009 West African Senior Certificate 2003 First School Leaving Certificate 1995

Professional Association

Member: Institute of Chartered Economist of Nigeria 2010 till date


1 Young, A. O. (2022). Specialization versus Diversification as alternative Strategies for Sustainable Growth in Resource-Rich Developing Countries: the case of Nigeria. Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldiş, Arad - Seria Ştiinţe Economice, 32(3), 1-47.
2 Young, A. O. (2022). Non-Oil Sectors, Economic Diversification and Growth in Nigeria: Further Empirical Evidence. Studies in Business and Economics, 17(1), 290-311.
3 Olaniyi, C. O., Young, A. O., Vo, X. V., & Al-Faryan, M. A. S. (2022). Do institutional framework and its threshold matter in the sensitivity of CEO pay to firm performance? Fresh insights from an emerging market economy. Managerial and Decision Economics, 1–18.
4 Young, A. O. (2021). Cohort Size and Unemployment Rate: New Insights from Nigeria. Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies, 13(1), 122-151.
5 Young, A.O. (2020). Tourism and Growth in Nigeria: Application of TYDL Granger-Causality Test and Innovation Accounting Techniques. Journal of Tourism Management Research, 7(2), 132-154.
6 Adedokun, A.J., Young, A.O., & Falayi, R.O. (2020). Governance and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mountain Top University Journal of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (MTUJESD), 2(1), 162-173.
7 Young, A.O. (2019). Growth Impacts of Income Inequality: Empirical Evidence from Nigeria. Research in World Economy, 10(3), 226-262.
8 Young, A.O. (2019). Does Reduction in Inequality of Income Distribution Matter for Poverty Reduction? Evidence from Nigeria’s Poverty Trends. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 1(172), 48-71.
9 Young, A.O. (2019). Why Has Growth Not Trickled Down to the Poor? A Study of Nigeria. Review of European Studies, 11(1), 156-174.
10 Young, A.O. (2019). Economic Growth and Demographic Dividend Nexus in Nigeria: A Vector Autoregressive (VAR) Approach. Asian Social Science, 15(2), 37-59.
11 Young, A.O. (2018). Economic Growth and Population Ageing in Nigeria: Innovation Accounting Techniques. Journal of Sustainable Development, 11(4), 190-212.
12 Young, A.O. (2018). Is there prospect for Second Demographic Dividend in Nigeria? Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 9(6), 109-125.
13 Young, A.O. (2018). Impact of Labour Force Dynamics on Economic Growth in Nigeria: An Empirical Analysis Using ARDL Bounds Testing Approach. Journal of Resources Development and Management, 42 (1), 31-46.
14 Young, A.O. (2018). An Analysis of Demographic Dividends and Growth in Nigerian Economy (1970-2015). Mountain Top University Journal of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences (MTU-JHUMASS). Maiden Edition, 149-173.
15 Obafemi, Y.A., Olofin, O.P. & Abogan, O.P. (2014). Population Age Structures and Economic Growth in Nigeria. Journal of Demography and Social Statistics, JDSS, Maiden Edition, Department of Demography and Social Statistics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Pg. 170-185.