Staff profile

Dr Adedoyin Babajide

Lecturer in Economics

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Economics and Finance


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School

Research centre

Centre for Business Improvement


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am an economist passionate about teaching and research. Prior to joining the University of Derby, I taught at De Montfort University and Loughborough University. My role within the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Derby spans the full range of academic activities, from teaching at all levels to leading economics and finance modules. I currently lead the Introductory Microeconomics module and Current Debates in Applied Economic Theory.

As a lecturer, I believe in providing students with a unique and invaluable learning experience which is founded on principles of respect, integrity, commitment and discipline. I also believe in providing a learning environment where students can develop academically and personally as they progress through their study.

Teaching responsibilities

My current teaching responsibilities involve:

Research interests

My research interests are in the areas of development economics, conflicts, economic growth and market efficiency. My key area of interest is looking at the dynamics of conflict and its relationship with poverty, market inefficiency and inequality in developing countries. Aside from producing research outputs for academic purposes, my goal is for these outputs to impact on policy-making decisions and help countries develop better strategies in achieving economic growth and development.

Membership of professional bodies




Recent conferences

Babajide, A and Ajayi, V. (2018) State Capacity and Economic Growth in Nigeria, Collaborative Research, AERC Conference, Nairobi, Kenya.

Additional interests and activities

I love to travel to different places, researching culture and markets. I am committed to providing students with high quality education, bringing experiences from industry, culture and society to the classroom.

In the media

Recent publications

(2020) "The paucity of state capacity in mitigating conflicts: Evidence from Nigeria", (with Victor Ajayi) World Development Journal, Under review

(2020) "Effects of Economic Growth on Conflicts in West African Countries" Journal of Economic Growth (forthcoming)

(2020) "Natural Resources and Civil Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa"  (with Simeon Coleman) Journal of Conflict Resolution (forthcoming)