Michael Olabisi

Michael Olabisi

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Assistant Professor
Department of Community Sustainability


Ph.D., University of Michigan
M.E., Cornell University
B.S., Obafemi Awolowo University

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Michael Olabisi is a tenure stream Assistant Professor in AFRE and the Department of Community Sustainability . He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 2015, and has a master’s degree from Cornell University. He has worked with international scholars on research visits to Singapore and Beijing, with support from the National Science Foundation and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). He is currently affiliated with Michigan State University's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR).

Michael researches how firms shape economic development through international trade, and how supply chain linkages shape the responses of rational agents to economic shocks. His research papers describe the effects of volatility on international trade, and he has published work on how learning-by-exporting drives firm-level product innovation.

Research and Outreach Interests

  • International Trade
  • Economic Development

Teaching Experience

  • AFRE 303 - Economics of Decision-Making
  • AFRE 400 - Public Policy Issues in the Agri-Food System