Olalekan obtained his PhD in Economics from Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom in 2017 and obtained an MSc in International Economics and Finance [Distinction] from the same university in 2011. He obtained a BSc in Politics, Philosophy and Economics [2:1] from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria.
He has taught Economics, Finance and Accounting modules at Newcastle University and London South Bank University. He is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Teesside University International Business School, where he engages with teaching, research and enterprise.
He has published papers in international journals and currently one of the reviewers of Investment Analysts Journal.
Olalekan supervises undergraduate, postgraduate and DBA dissertations, and he is currently accepting PhD students.
Research interests and expertise:
International Financial Markets
Economics of Religion
PhD, Stock Return Dynamics across Developed, Emerging and Frontier Markets, Newcastle University
22 Sept 2013 → 31 Mar 2017
Award Date: 8 Mar 2017
Master, Price Discoveries, Volatility Spillovers and Time-varying Correlations between the S&P 500 Index and S&P 500 Futures, Newcastle University
22 Sept 2010 → 5 Sept 2011
Award Date: 5 Sept 2011
Bachelor, An Examination of Succession and Legitimacy Crises in Nigeria., Obafemi Awolowo University
21 Jan 2002 → 9 Jan 2008
Award Date: 21 Jan 2008