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Business & Economics
Dr Wellington Osawe
J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics
T: +353 91 493371
He is an agricultural and development economist and his research explore topics around the economics of agricultural technology adoption, agricultural policy, agricultural productivity and economics of animal welfare. His current research focuses on addressing problems arising from the dairy sector expansion in Ireland.
Wellington holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria during which he spent a full year at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resources Economics (AFRE) at Michigan State University, USA. He also holds a Master’s degree in Agriculture and Rural Development from the University of East Anglia, UK and a Bachelor's degree (First Class) in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Before joining the Economics Discipline at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), he worked briefly with a World Bank-funded Community and Social Development Project in Nigeria. He also worked with a development management training organization in Nigeria where he was a program manager for almost two years providing consultancy and capacity building services across institutions in Nigeria. He completed a research study on “Employment Generation along Beef Value Chain in Nigeria” based on a research grant from the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2021)|| 'Exploring farmers' attitudes and determinants of dairy calf welfare in an expanding dairy sector'
Osawe OW;Läpple D;Hanlon A;Boyle L; (2021) 'Exploring farmers' attitudes and determinants of dairy calf welfare in an expanding dairy sector'. Journal Of Dairy Science, [DOI] [Details]
|(2007)|| 'TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF SMALL SCALE FARMERS: AN APPLICATION OF THE STOCHASTIC FRONTIER PRODUCTION FUNCTION TO FISH FARMERS IN IBADAN METROPOLIS, OYO STATE, NIGERIA'
Osawe, Osayanmon and Akinyosoye, Vincent O. and Omonona, Bolarin T. (2007) 'TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF SMALL SCALE FARMERS: AN APPLICATION OF THE STOCHASTIC FRONTIER PRODUCTION FUNCTION TO FISH FARMERS IN IBADAN METROPOLIS, OYO STATE, NIGERIA'. Journal of Rural Economics and Development, 16 [Details]
|(2018)|| Sustainability and Development Conference (2018)
Osawe, OW (2018) Improving the Competitiveness of Domestic Rice in Nigeria under Different Production and Processing Technologies Sustainability and Development Conference (2018) Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, , 09-NOV-18 - 11-NOV-18 [Details]
|(2018)|| 3rd African Graduate Student Association Annual Conference, Michigan State University, USA
Osawe, OW; Salman, KK (2018) Options for Improving the Competitiveness of Domestic Rice Production in Nigeria 3rd African Graduate Student Association Annual Conference, Michigan State University, USA East Lansing, Michigan, USA, , 31-MAR-18 - 01-APR-18 [Details]
|(2013)|| 4th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economics (AAAE)
Osawe, OW (2013) Livelihood Vulnerability and Migration Decision-making Nexus: Case Studies from Rural Farm Households in Nigeria 4th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economics (AAAE) Tanzania, , 22-SEP-13 - 25-SEP-13 [Details]
|(2014)|| 'Determinant of Infant Mortality Rate: A Panel Data Analysis of African Countries'
Osawe, OW (2014) 'Determinant of Infant Mortality Rate: A Panel Data Analysis of African Countries' Developing Country Studies, 4 (18) :111-115. [Details]
|2018||University of Ibadan, Nigeria||PhD||Agricultural Economics|
|2018||Michigan State University, USA||Certificate||Agricultural, Food and Resources Economics|
|2013||University of East Anglia, UK||MA||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|2008||University of Ibadan, Nigeria||B.Agric.||Agricultural Economics|
Honours and Awards
|2018||Visiting Scholar to Michigan State University, USA||USAID-Nigeria (NAPP)|
|2011||Lord Walston Scholar, UK||University of East Anglia, UK|
|2008||Best Graduating Student, Nigeria||Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan|
|Association||Function||From / To|
|Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), USA||Member||05-FEB-18 /|
|Agricultural Economics Society (AES), UK||Member||06-JAN-20 /|
|Nigeria Association of Agricultural Economics (NAAE)||Member||16-NOV-17 /|
|Employer||Position||From / To|
|African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)||Principal Investigator||07-MAY-18 / 05-APR-19|
|Supreme Management Training & Consultancy Services Limited||Program Manager||09-DEC-13 / 02-APR-15|
|World Bank Community and Social Development Project||Operations Officer||16-NOV-09 / 16-SEP-11|
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|2016/2017||Introduction to Agriculture||GES 105|
|2016/2017||Environmental Economics||AGE 318|