Dr. Olurotimi is an applied economist whose research interests are in Development Economics. Broadly, her research quantifies the effect of shocks, stresses, public policy, and programs on welfare, human capital development, and firms in developing countries, especially those in Africa. She also studies how economic agents respond to shocks. Her goal with her research is to inform policy, programs, and praxis to improve the lives of people experiencing poverty.


  • Ph.D.Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2023
  • M.PA, Development Practice, School of International and Public Practice, Columbia University, 2013
  • B.Sc., Economics, Babcock University, 2007