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Dr Ayobami Ilori

Dr Ayobami Ilori

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Professional biography

I am an applied macroeconomist and policy analyst with extensive experience in teaching, research and consultancy both in the public and private sector. I hold a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Sheffield, specialising in the areas of Macroeconomics, International Finance and Applied Econometrics.

Before joining the Open University, I was a teaching-focus Lecturer in Economics at the University of East Anglia, where I developed, designed and led modules on International Macroeconomics (year three) and International trade and Integrational (year two). My professional experience also includes working as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Sheffield and the University of Nigeria, as a research economist with the UK government's Department for Communities and Local Government and as an audit associate with Deloitte Nigeria. 

I am currently a panel expert for the Euromoney Country Risk (ECR) survey that examines the health of world economies every quarter, and my research has featured in the media. I am also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Research interests

My broad research interest lies in the areas of Dynamic Macroeconomics and Applied Macroeconometrics. My specific research interests focus on:

  • International macroeconomics and finance
  • Business cycle fluctuations and forecasting
  • Fiscal policy
  • Monetary and macroprudential policies
  • Housing market dynamics
  • Economic Growth

Teaching interests

  • Macroeconomics 
  • International Macroeconomics and Finance
  • Development Macroeconomics
  • Computational Economics
  • Timeseries Econometrics
  • Data Analytics


Fiscal policy shocks and international spillovers (2022-01)
Ilori, Ayobami E.; Paez-Farrell, Juan and Thoenissen, Christoph
European Economic Review, 141, Article 103969