Nigeria’s Readiness for and the Effect of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

a writing workshop on contemporary issues in the field of economics by Nigerian economists

Zoom (Video Conferencing)

“Nigeria’s Readiness for and the Effect of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” is a writing workshop
We call for papers inviting ambitious economics students from within and outside our local network in Nigeria. Applicants will write on one of a set of topics and the best 10 will be shortlisted. We have an event inviting the 10 writers to present and defend their works and reward the best 3. The event will be broadcasted and the works will be published on Exploring Economics.


9AM - 12PM


The aim of this workshop is to encourage new thinking and ideas about the fourth industrial revolution in Nigeria, to prepare economists and non-economists on its effect and to suggest the best policies that work for everyone to ministries, agency, and departments of the government.

We are calling for papers from undergraduate and post-graduate students of economics in Nigerian universities on one of these four topics:

1. Economic Impact and Possible disruptions

      • How the fourth industrial revolution would impact existing markets and possible disruptions in the market mechanisms

      • How the market for labour will be affected and policy recommendations to manage the effect at slight and extreme cases

      • How the fourth industrial revolution would change the transportation and trade industry

2. The Future of Work: Economics Education on Nigeria’s Preparedness

      • What economics education is doing to prepare the economists for the fourth industrial revolution

      • Recommendations for new skills, empowerment and development centres to prepare people for the future of work

      • How the benefit of the fourth industrial revolution can be used to advance economics education, data accuracy, acquisition, processing, and usage.

3. Government’s Intervention against Market Excesses

      • Market excesses and possible scenarios

      • Policy recommendations for the government to curb possible market excesses in each scenario

4. The Role of Women in the Revolution

      • How women can be part of the fourth industrial revolution

      • Women acquisition of skills for economic development

      • How families will be impacted by the fourth industrial revolution and the economic power of women in managing the family

Your paperwork should be 1500 - 2000 words i.e. 1500 words minimum, 2000 maximum.

Applicants should select and write on one of the above topics, the best 10 will be shortlisted. We will invite these 10 writers to present and defend their works on zoom and the best 3 writers will be rewarded with cash prizes. This event will be broadcasted and the works will be published on Exploring Economics.

Submit your paper by June 6, 2020 (11:59 PM)

Your paper work must be in Microsoft document format (.docx, .doc, etc.), file size must not be more than 100MB.

Alternatively, you can submit your paper by sending it to

(Please apply before submitting your paper)

Represented Universities

  1. Abia State University, (Abia)

  2. Adamawa State University (Adamawa)

  3. Adeleke University, Ede (Osun)

  4. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (Ondo)

  5. Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Abakaliki (Ebonyi)

  6. Al-Qalam University Katsina, (Katsina)

  7. Ambrose Alli University (Edo)

  8. Bayero University Kano (Kano)

  9. Benue State University, Makurdi (Benue)

  10. Bells University of Technology, Ota (Ogun)

  11. Caleb University, Imota (Lagos)

  12. Christopher University, Mowe (Ogun)

  13. Ekiti State University (Ekiti)

  14. Federal University Gusau (Zamfara)

  15. Federal University of Technology Akure (Ondo)

  16. Federal University Birnin Kebbi (Kebbi)

  17. Federal University, Oye (Ekiti)

  18. Federal University Dutse (Jigawa)

  19. Federal University Otuoke (Bayelsa)

  20. Federal University of Lafia (Nasarawa)

  21. Federal University, Lokoja (Kogi)

  22. Gombe State University (Gombe)

  23. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (Niger)

  24. Imo State University (Imo)

  25. Kwara State University (Kwara)

  26. Lagos State University (Lagos)

  27. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (Adamawa)

  28. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

  29. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ifè (Osun)

  30. Osun State University Oshogbo (Osun)

  31. Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun (Ogun)

  32. Tansian University Umunya (Anambra)

  33. University of Ibadan (Oyo)

  34. University of Ilorin (Kwara)

  35. University of Lagos (Lagos)

  36. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Enugu)

  37. University of Jos (Plateau)

  38. University of Benin (Edo)

  39. University of Maiduguri (Borno)

  40. University of Abuja (Abuja)

  41. Usmanu Danfodiyo University (Sokoto)

  42. Yusuf Maitama Sule University (Kano)


Technical Review Panelists

Prof. Risikat Duada O.S.

Development Economics, Applied Economics, Economics of Education and Human Capital, Gender Economics, Development Finance

Dr Shittu Ayodele I.

Economic Theory, Development Economics, Innovations & Entrepreneurial Economics



University of Ibadan (Oyo)

Economic Impact and Possible disruptions

Emmanuel Obijole_Economic Impact and Possible Disruptions_Video Presentation - Emmanuel Obijole.mp4
Emmanuel Obijole_Unibadan_Finals NRE4IR- Economic Impact and Possible Disruptions - Emmanuel Obijole.pptx



Benue State University

The Role of Women in the Revolution

XiaoYing_Video_1593595670746 - Damilola Owasanoye.mp4
DAMILOLA RWIR - Damilola Owasanoye.pptx



University of Lagos

The Role of Women in the Revolution

Ogundairo Peter Presentation - Peter Ogundairo.mp4



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