Dr Omoniyi (Niyi) Alimi

Omoniyi (Niyi) Alimi

Lecturer in Economics, MBM Internship Supervisor


Economics; Labour Market; Migration

Inequality; Development Economics

Qualifications: PhD in Economics; MMS in Economics, Waikato

Contact Details

Room: MSB.2.05
Phone: +64 7 837 9203

Papers Taught

About Omoniyi (Niyi)

I am a Lecturer in Economics at the Waikato Management School. I currently teach economics in the Master of Business and Management (MBM) and Master of Professional Accounting programme. I also work as a consultant for the World Bank Poverty and Equity Global practice in Europe and Central Asia.

I completed my PhD as a joint student of the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA) and the Economics department of the University of Waikato. My research examined the role of ageing, immigration and assortative matching on the distribution of income in New Zealand. Prior to starting at Waikato, I was a Risk Consultant in the Advisory practice of Ernst & Young in Wellington, New Zealand.

Research Supervised

Research Interests

Recent Publications

  • 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.

  • Poot, J., Alimi, O., Cameron, M. P., & Mare, D. C. (2016). The gravity model of migration: the successful comeback of an ageing superstar in regional science. Investigaciones Regionales - Journal of Regional Research, 36(4), 63-86. Retrieved from Open Access version:

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