Dr Olasunkanmi Sholarin

Dr Olasunkanmi Sholarin


I am a Principal Lecturer in Quantitative and Financial Economics and Academic Program Leader at Westminster Business School. I served as an External Examiner at the University of Bradford as well as Bournemouth University until recently.             I read for my doctorate at the Kyiv State Economic University in mathematical economics.  After my doctoral studies, I proceeded to the Central Institute of Mathematical Economics (Russian Academy of Sciences) in Moscow for advanced study in Financial Mathematics. I recently completed a specialist training program in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) organized by the World Bank.

During the early period of my career at the University of Westminster, I worked for Midland Investments Corporation in London as a Quantitative Equity Research Analyst after which I joined Bergstrom Capital in London as a Senior Analyst in Equity and Structured Finance. I served as visiting research scholar at the Monetary Policy Division of the Central Bank of Nigeria, where I calibrated the Yield Curve for pricing corporate and sovereign bonds for the country, using Cubic Spline Mathematics.

I served as a research contributor alongside a multinational research panel for Barclaycard on wide areas of finance, including the securitization of credit card receivables and Mortgage-Backed Securitization. I featured as a guest speaker at The Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit in England - a think-tank policy research body for an association of 53 independent countries – where I discussed the application of Catastrophe Bond in financial risk management. My current research interests lie in the areas of securitization, investments, financial risk management, economic warfare, and currency volatility. In the recent past, I have published academic articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the North American Journal of Economics and Finance, the International Finance Review, and the Journal of Money Investment and Banking. I discussed my work on “Sub-prime mortgage crises, how the market was failed and manipulated” on the BBC world radio service. I am a member of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, UK.

Teaching Interests

I enjoy delivering lectures in all areas of Quantitative and Financial Economics, Fixed Income, Equity Finance, Global Financial Markets, Financial Analysis, Investments, Financial Modelling and Development Finance.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

My current research interests include financial securitization, portfolio selection, risk management, Foreign Direct Investment, foreign debt management, financial stress testing, and tools of modern economic warfare. I am also focussing on debt monetization and its sustainability in emerging economies. Another strand of my research interest focuses on economic and banking crises.

If you are interested in doing a Ph.D. under my supervision, please check my research interests above and get in touch by email.


Ph.D. Mathematical Economics (Kiev) PGCE (London) MSc Economics (Kiev)

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