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I am currently Deputy Director, Research at the National Centre for Technology Management (Nigeria)

I am an evolutionary economist with a background in engineering. I currently do research on the microeconomic sources and economic impact of innovation and entrepreneurship. I typically apply advanced microeconometric methods to data from developing countries. I design and implement household and firm-level surveys, including Nigeria's official science, technology and innovation (STI) surveys. I also advise governments and international development partners on issues around innovation, entrepreneurship, employment, poverty reduction, private sector development, public policy and sustainable development. My experience in these areas span about two decades. Lately, I have developed an active research programme in industrialisation and policy impact evaluation. I also have interests in comparative analyses between developed and developing countries.

Find my work here and on Google Scholar, ResearchGate, ORCID, IDEAS

Recent Affiliations:

Research and Innovation Associate, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria

President, Nigerian Young Academy

Visiting Researcher, CeSTII, Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town

Visiting Researcher, TMCD, Oxford Department of International Development, Oxford

Visiting Researcher, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht


National Centre for Technology Management

(Federal Minstry of Science, Technology and Innovation)

PMB 012, Obafemi Awolowo University

Ile-Ife 220005


Email: Abiodun.Egbetokun (at) nacetem.gov.ng; aaegbetokun (at) gmail.com