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Michael Olabisi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Economics

GSBM Instruction

Phone: 310.506.4100

Email: michael.olabisi@pepperdine.edu

Office: Malibu, 346

Michael Olabisi Assistant Professor of Economics

Dr. Michael Olabisi has more than six years of corporate experience in consulting and audit. He spent two years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Lagos, Nigeria, and worked with clients that ranged from financial services to manufacturing as part of KPMG’s Advisory Services U.S. unit. His professional exposure to international business with clients on three continents motivated his pursuit of a research career. 

Dr. Olabisi's research builds on two themes: how businesses shape economic development through international trade; and how firms navigate the challenges of doing business in developing economies. He has worked with international scholars on research visits to Singapore and Beijing, with support from the National Science Foundation and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). His working papers describe the effects of volatility on international trade, as well the drivers of firm-level product innovation. He has presented his work at several academic conferences in Europe and the United States. Dr. Olabisi is a member of the American Economic Association. He received his BS from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, his ME from Cornell University, and his PhD from University of Michigan. 

Published Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Olabisi, M., Stein, H. (2015). Sovereign bond issues: Do African countries pay more to borrow? Journal of African Trade/Elsevier, 2, 87-109.

Intellectual Contributions in Submission

Refereed Journal Articles

Olabisi, M. The Drivers of Product Innovation: Comparing Exporting and Foreign Direct Investment in Chinese Manufacturing. China Economic Review