Prof Risikat Oladoyin Dauda is a Professor of Economics of the University of Lagos. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Economics from Kharkov Institute of Engineering and Economics (now known as Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics), Kharkov, Ukraine in 1993 and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Kharkov State University (now known as V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University), Kharkov, Ukraine in 1996 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) at the University of Lagos in 2012. Her research interests include Development Economics, Applied Economics, Economics of Education and Human Capital, Poverty, Income Distribution Issues and Human Development, Gender and Development Studies, and Development Finance. She has participated in several development projects.
Professor Dauda has served the University of Lagos meritoriously in several capacities. She became a full member of Senate of the University of Lagos in August, 2016. She was appointed Deputy Director (Media Services and Course Materials Development) of the Distance Learning Institute, University of Lagos (2014-2016). She is the current Head, Department of Economics (2017 till date). She is actively involved in the supervision of Masters and Doctoral students. She is widely published in learned local and international journals. Prof. Risikat Dauda is a development economist with more than 20 years of experience in research, teaching and consultancy on issues of African development.