Obiora Gideon Okechukuwu
RESEARCH SUBJECT AND INTERESTS
My project title is ‘What is the impact of inward foreign direct investment on export performance? Evidence from Nigeria’. The research aims to evaluate both the direct and indirect effect of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) on export performance in Nigeria. I am interested in examining the impact of FDI on exports, at the aggregate national level as well as across different sectors and export categories. In addition, the research will also involve an evaluation of the linkages that exist between foreign firms and local firms in Nigeria and whether, and how, these linkages affect the productivity and export capacity of domestic firms.
Obiora Okechukwu grew up in Nigeria and obtained his BSc in Economics from Ebonyi State University in 2012, graduating as the top student of the class. After his undergraduate studies, he taught mathematics and insurance in a secondary school for a year, as part of Nigeria’s national youth service. In 2014, he proceeded to Teesside University to complete a masters in International Management. Obiora is currently a full-time PhD student at the Centre for Business in Society, and his research focuses on evaluating the impact of inward foreign direct investment on export performance.