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Adesoji Adelaja

Global Fellow


    April 1, 2018 — December 31, 2021

    Professional affiliation

    John A Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

    Wilson Center Projects

    Nigeria Policy Initiative

    Full Biography

    Adesoji Adelaja is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University (MSU), where he has been for 15 years.  At MSU, he also founded the Land Policy Institute and served as its director for seven years.  Before MSU, he was at Rutgers University for 18 years where he served as a professor, department chair, dean of research, college dean and executive dean.  Between 2011 and 2015, Adelaja served at the Nigerian Presidency as a special adviser on economic intelligence.  There, he drove the development of the redevelopment plan for the Northeast and chaired the Presidential Initiative for the Northeast.

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    Major Publications

    A. Adelaja and H. Akaeze (2018). "Supply Response, Economic Diversification and Recovery Strategy in the Oil Sector", Energy Strategy Reviews, forthcoming.


    A. Adelaja, J. Rusike, J. Ulimwengu, M. Hungwe, S. Haggblade, J.H. Ainembabazi and F. Simtowe, “Chapter 6: A Policy Agenda for Achieving an Inclusive Transformation of Africa’s Agri-food Systems”, in Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Africa Agriculture Status Report, 2017: The Business of Smallholder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, Nairobi Kenya, October 2017, pp 115-133.


    R. Barlowe, Adelaja, A and P. Babladelis (2013). Land Resource Management: Economic Foundations and New Directions, Michigan State University Press, December, 2013.