Tolulope Olarewaju

Doctoral student

Economics and Strategy Group

Name: Tolulope Olarewaju
Email: olaretia@aston.ac.uk
Nationality: Nigerian

Tolulope Olarewaju


Bsc Econmics – Babcock University, Nigeria. (Dissertation Title: The impact of agriculture on economic development; a case study of the Zimbabwean Farmers Project in Kwara State, Nigeria).
Msc International Economics – University of Birmingham (Dissertation Title: Globalisation and Gender Inequality).

Thesis title:

Self-Selection and Transitions into Self-Employment In Developing Countries.

Research keywords:

Self-Employment, Entrepreneurship, Developing Countries.

Research Description:

My research aims at contributing to an area of the economic literature and debate that is highly controversial yet with many unanswered questions. In the first part, I empirically investigate factors that influence the transition rates into self-employment in developing countries. The second part of the research then focuses on the push-pull debate to find out if these individuals are being pulled or pushed into self-employment. The last part aims to focus on the impact of spouses and the household on such decisions.

Teaching responsibilities: 

Business Game Tutorials





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