Arinze Nwokolo

Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University.


My research is in development economics, corporate finance, political economy, behavioral and organizational economics. I use insights from the natural and social environment to study human behavior in questions of public policy, political economy, as well as finance, and organizational economics.



Oil Price Shocks and Civil Conflict: Evidence from Nigeria. The World Bank Economic
Review, Volume 36, Issue 1, February 2022, Pages 171-197.

Terrorism, Trust and Ethnic Identification: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Nigeria with Robin Harding (Accepted at American Journal of Political Science)

Work in progress

Friends or Competitors: Peer effects within Business Accelerator Programs (with Rupali Kaul and Yulu Tang) 

Free Health Policy at Birth and Adult Mental Health: Evidence from South Africa

The Role of Trust for Investment: Evidence from Private Equity and Venture Capital
Investment in Africa

Gas Price Shocks, Air Pollution and Infant Mortality: Evidence from Nigerian Gas

The Impact of Gas Flares on Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Nigeria