Dr Omoniyi (Niyi) Alimi

Omoniyi (Niyi) Alimi

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Qualifications: PhD in Economics; MMS in Economics, Waikato

About Omoniyi (Niyi)

I am a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Waikato Management School. I currently teach the first year Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy paper, as well as in the Master of Professional Accounting programme. I am a 2022 African Fellow in the World Bank Group Africa fellowship programme and a consultant for the World Bank Data Development Group.

I am passionate about improving welfare and living standards around the
world and my research interests span the areas of poverty, inequality, and the distributional consequences of changes in demographic trends. Prior to starting at Waikato, I was a Risk Consultant in the Advisory practice of Ernst & Young in Wellington, New Zealand.

Papers Taught

Recent Publications

  • Alimi, O. B., Maré, D. C., & Poot, J. (2021). Who partners up? Homogamy and income inequality in New Zealand cities. Journal of Regional Science, online, 23 pages. doi:10.1111/jors.12558

  • Cochrane, W., Cameron, M., & Alimi, O. (Eds.) (2021). Labor Markets, Migration, and Mobility Essays in Honor of Jacques Poot. Springer.

  • Gibson, J., & Alimi, O. (2020). Measuring poverty with noisy and corrected estimates of annual consumption: Evidence from Nigeria. African Development Review, 32(1), 96-107. doi:10.1111/1467-8268.12417

  • Alimi, O., Mare, D., & Poot, J. (2018). More pensioners, less income inequality? The impact of changing age composition on inequality in big cities and elsewhere. New Zealand Population Review, 44, 49-84.

Find more research publications by Omoniyi (Niyi) Alimi


Economics; Labour Market; Migration

Inequality; Development Economics

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.2.05
Phone: +64 7 837 9203