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Michael Olabisi is a tenure stream Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Sustainability (CSUS) and the department of Agricultural Food and Resource Economics (AFRE). 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 studies how to achieve the sustainable development goals through trade, and the barriers that hold back low-income economies and communities. His published research includes papers that describe international trade's role in economic development, how the poor face barriers in energy use and food purchases and challenges in access to finance.
Research and Outreach Interests
CSUS 215 - International Development and Sustainability
CSUS 824 - Sustainable Development
Economic development and export diversification: The role of trade costs
Published on May 1, 2023
The next global crisis: Africa’s renewable energy financing gap
Published on September 11, 2022
Is growing your own food necessary for dietary diversity? Evidence from Nigeria
Published on October 4, 2021
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE MARGINS OF TRADE: ARE THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES DIFFERENT?
Published on November 6, 2020
Does trade protectionism promote domestic food security? Evidence from Tanzanian edible oil imports
Published on September 14, 2020
Input-Output Linkages and Sectoral Volatility
Published on November 29, 2019
Nutrition and growing your own food: Dietary Diversity Evidence from North Central Nigeria
Published on March 28, 2019
Energy Demand Substitution from Biomass to Imported Kerosene: Evidence from Tanzania
Published on October 20, 2018
The Challenge of Substituting Sunflower Oil for Imported Palm Oil: Evidence from Tanzania
Published on June 8, 2018