Olayinka Idowu Kareem specialises in the area of trade, trade policies and development and has published several articles in these fields of economics. He is a research fellow of the Centre for the Public – Private Cooperation, adjunct researcher at the Centre for Econometrics and Allied Research and a member of Africa Growth and Development Policy Modelling Consortium. He was once a fellow of the Department of Economics and Senior Member of St Anthony’s College University of Oxford in the UK. Olayinka received his PhD in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. Presently, he is a Consultant at the World Bank Nigeria Country Office on the Commercial Agriculture Development Project.