Merlin Uwalaka

Merlin Uwalaka

Research Assistant

Bio

Merlin is a currently a Graduate Student Researcher at the University of Alberta. She completed her BA in Economics at the University of Alberta, where she honed her skills in resource economics, environmental valuation and development economics.

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Towards food Security in Nigeria

ECONOMY - 18 SEP 2018

Towards food Security in Nigeria

Population, climate change and insecurity threaten Nigeria's food security. What are the solutions?

The downsides of living in an oil producing region

ECONOMY - 30 APR 2018

The downsides of living in an oil producing region

Oil production is Nigeria's main revenue source but imposes hidden costs on local communities and the economy

The story behind Nigerian cinemas

ECONOMY - 27 MAR 2018

The story behind Nigerian cinemas

Nigeria has a healthy cinema heritage, but do we have a cinema culture to support New Nollywood?

The solution to long-run growth in Nigeria

ECONOMY - 19 FEB 2018

The solution to long-run growth in Nigeria

Investment can drive Nigeria's economy for a while, but technology is the only answer to long-term growth.

Valuing Nigeria's Resources

ECONOMY - 27 OCT 2017

Valuing Nigeria's Resources

A narrow approach to valuing Nigeria's resources inevitably leads to resource misuse and abuse.