Dozie Okoye is a Key Researcher on the RISE Nigeria team and an Assistant Professor of Economics at Dalhousie University (Canada) following his completion of a PhD in economics from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). His research deals with a variety of problems related to economic growth and development, with particular emphasis on the process of human development (skill acquisition, education, health) and how this depends on the socioeconomic environment in which individuals live. His work is particularly concerned with the impact of historical events on contemporary development. His research has been published in outlets such as the International Economic Review and Journal of Economic Analyses and Policy. He received the Al Berry prize for best research by a young economist at the Canadian Development Economic Study Group meetings in 2014.