SI Alumni Profile: Dr. Evans Osabuohien

Name: Dr. Evans Osabuohien

Country: Nigeria

When, where & what you studied/researched about in Sweden:

September 2009 to March 2010, Lund University as a guest Ph.D candidate in Economics Department.

Current occupation:

Lecturer at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria

Strongest memory from Sweden:

When  (2nd February 2010) I wrote my examination in Advance Course in Mathematical Statistics & Survival Analysis; it was my first time to write an oral exam for a course. Another one was when (10th February 2010) I made presentation on my Ph.D research work in the Department where many of the colleagues and friends were in attendance.

In early December 2014 you attended the Nobel Week Dialogue in Stockholm. Please tell us a bit about the experience!

For me, the most interesting and rewarding aspect of the Nobel Week Dialogue was the session on ‘Economic Opportunities of Aging’. I learnt a lot regarding how the world can maximize the opportunities that are associated with aging while minimizing the possible costs. My major take away was that the age to come may not benefit developing countries (particularly those in Africa) much unless policies are geared towards controlling their current high fertility and mortality rates. Given my interest, I met the panelists, namely: David Bloom, Eric Maskin, Naohiro Ogawa and Andrew Oswald who answered some of my questions and shared more lights on the main issues of the discussions.  In summary, my attending the event has increased my love for Sweden to the extent that I have asked my younger brother who was planning going elsewhere to immediately apply for Master’s Degree Studies in Sweden.

At the NFGL/SI Alumni-mingle held on the evening before the Nobel Week Dialogue at the Swedish Institute you mentioned a book project that was soon to be released as part of your post-doctoral research. How is that coming along?

It was a great opportunity to announce my edited book project to number of my fellow SI Alumni At the NFGL/SI Alumni-mingle held on the evening before the Nobel Week Dialogue at the Swedish Institute. The edited book ‘Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions’ was one of the outcomes of my two years postdoctoral research in Germany with funding from The Alexander von Humboldt. The book has been finally released 15th December 2014.  It contains 21 chapters drawing from variety of issues across different countries.

Here is recommended APA citation for the book: Osabuohien, E. (2015). Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions (pp. 1-430). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7405-9

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