Richard Itaman


Dr Richard Itaman is a Lecturer in Comparative Political Economy and Development in the Department of International Development. He holds a PhD in economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London. He has a wealth of teaching experience, including teaching on the political economy of financial development; emerging market economies of East Europe, Russia, China and other transition economies; and macroeconomics. He brings to the classroom his experience in finance from Barclay’s Bank and Microfinance banking in Nigeria. He has also consulted for the Inter-American Development Bank and the Commonwealth. Moreover, he serves as a Coordinator of the Africa Working Group of the Young Scholars’ Initiative, Institute for New Economic Thinking. Here, he organizes seminars, webinars, conferences and designs research agenda for a group of vibrant and dynamic young scholars working on Africa’s development. He contributed to the 2018 Commonwealth Trade Review report, published in the Review of Post-Keynesian Economics and analyzed how private credit affects Nigeria’s premature de-industrialization for the Private Debt Project. Also, he is a regular contributor to the Developing Economics blog.

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Young Scholars Initiative Early Career Days, Second Session

Event Conference | Mar 11–12, 2022

As young scholars we are confronted with many challenges: publishing, teaching, the job market, work-life balance and institutional barriers, often we face these demands alone and without much institutional or even moral support.