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Godwin  Okafor

Dr Godwin Okafor


School of Business, Law and Communications

023 8201 6771 ext. 6771 Room no. SM101


Godwin Okafor joined Solent University as a lecturer in economic development in January, 2015. He was awarded his PhD in 2014 at Bournemouth University, UK. His PhD focussed mainly on foreign direct investment and economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. During his PhD, and before taking up an appointment with Southampton Solent University, he was an associate lecturer in economics and finance at Bournemouth University. In addition, Godwin has an MA (2011) degree in international business with economics from Bournemouth University, UK, a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, PGCE (2015) from Bournemouth University, UK and a BEng (2007) in chemical engineering from Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. Godwin’s research interests are in the areas of international economics, economic development, and global economic challenges.

Within international economics his main interest is on foreign direct investment, international trade, foreign aid, and remittances. Research related to economic development includes economic growth, governance (political instability and corruption), impact of fiscal and monetary policies, and economic activity and policy that are directed towards achieving the millennium development goals. He also has additional interests on how factors such as governance, foreign ownership, infrastructure, human capital, and the investment climate in host countries influence the performance of manufacturing firms. Godwin’s research interests have generated plenty outputs in the form of, accepted, submitted, and working papers; book contribution; and presentations at international conferences. 

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