I am a postdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. I am a political economy scholar with backgrounds in philosophy, international law and economics. I obtained my PhD in International Development from the University of East Anglia, UK. Primarily, I investigate why particular people, groups and societies are poor, underdeveloped, inequitable and violent. I examine how arrangements between private institutions and governments promote or hinder development. My work has focused principally on Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and to some extent Rwanda and Zimbabwe. I was previously a researcher and an instructor at the University of East Anglia. I was also a visiting scholar at University of Wits in South Africa. I have written about Nigeria’s political landscape in Global Post and Global Observatory.