Idris Ademuyiwa is a contributing researcher and former research associate at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Canada. Prior to joining CIGI, Idris was a research fellow and head of the Trade Investment and Growth Unit at the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), Abuja. He obtained an M.A. in applied economics from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He also holds both M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Idris has over eight years experience conducting research in economics and public policy, spanning both developing and advanced economies. His research focused on international trade, financial regulations and central banking, and more recently data governance and development. Currently, his research explores the nexus between data governance issues and the digital ecosystems in African countries. He is also working on the appropriateness of digital technology and innovation policies in developing countries. Broadly, he is passionate about understanding the core development issues in Africa and economic policy formulation processes across the continent.
Idris has published peer-reviewed journal articles including in Energy Economics and Economic Bulletin. He has also produced book chapters, economic reports, policy and working papers in his areas of interest. Idris loves multi-disciplinary analysis of contemporary issues and learning from colleagues.
Research Areas of Engagement at CSEA: Digital Economy and Data Governance; Trade, Investment and Growth; Global Economic Governance; Macroeconomic Management.