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Dr Offiong Helen Solomon

Job: Senior Lecturer in Economics

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 2577438

E: helen.solomon@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://demontfortleicester.academia.edu/OffiongHelenSolomon

Social Media: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/helensolomondmu

 

Personal profile

Dr. Helen Solomon is a Senior Lecturer in Economics in Strategy and Management at the Faculty of Business and Law. As a module leader, her teaching focus relates to Financial Markets, Monetary Economics, Economic Development and Economics of Emerging Markets. She is also responsible for the co-ordinating the Economics under-graduate dissertation.  

She is mainly interested in development macroeconomics, economic growth and monetary policy in the banking sector. She has published  articles in Applied Economics, China Economic Review and most recently in the Review of International Business and Finance. She also has been invited to peer review articles in the Journal of Development Areas, Empirical Economics,  African Development Review, Journal of Economic Studies and Area Development and Policy.

In July 2015, she successfully obtained funding from the British Academy’s Newton Mobility Grants Scheme in collaboration with the University of Cape Town. The objective of this new collaboration is to strengthen research capacity on Monetary Policy and the Banking Sector in South Africa.

In February 2017, she successfully obtained funding from the British Academy Newton Fund to analyse the impact of social media on business growth in Nigeria and Kenya.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Enterprise and Innovation

Key research outputs

  • Matousek, R. and Solomon, O.H. (2017). Bank Lending Channel in      Nigeria, Review of International      Business and Finance. (Accepted for Publication 19th June,      2017)

  • Lysandrou, P.; Solomon, O.H and Goda, T. (2016). The Differential      Impact of Public and Private Governance Institutions on the Different      Modes of Foreign Investment. International Review of Applied Economics, 30      (6), 729 – 746.

  • Dell,Anno, R; Rayna, T. and Solomon, O.H. (2016).  Impact of Firing      Costs and Tax on Size of the Informal Sector and Unemployment,  Journal of Developing Areas, 50      (4),  2016

  • Dell,Anno, R; Rayna, T. and Solomon, O.H, Rayna, T. (2015). The      Impact of Social Media on Economic Growth- Evidence from Social      Media,  Applied Economics Letters. 23 (9), 633-636.

  • Fei, K. and Solomon O. H. (2015). China’s Outward Foreign Direct      Investment (OFDI)  and Domestic Investment (DI) -An Industrial Level      Analysis. China Economic Review,      34, 249-260.

Research interests/expertise

Applied economics, development economics, emerging market economics and monetary policy in the banking sector.

Areas of teaching

  • ECON 3507 – Financial Markets and the Central Bank
  • ECON 3537 – Economic Development
  • ECON 2551 – Economics of Financial Markets

Qualifications

BSc., PgDip., MSc., Ph.D in Economics

Courses taught

Economics (Single and Joint honours)
MSc. Business Economics (joint degrees)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Royal Economic Society
  • Society of Business Economists (SBE)

Professional licences and certificates

  • SEDA Certificate (2011)
  • PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2010)

Forthcoming events

  • Royal Economic Society Conference - 26 – 28th March 2018
  • Centre for the Study of African Economies Conference – 18th- 20th March, 2018

Conference attendance

  • De Jager, P., Matousek, R., Mullineux, A. and Solomon, O. (2017). Monetary Policy and the Banking Sector in South Africa. Paper presented at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) 19  – 21st March, Oxford, UK
  • London  Metropolitan University – May 2014
  • Cape Town, University OF Stellenbosch Business School – May 2013
  • Leeds University Business School – November 2012
  • Royal Economic Society Women’s Committee Meeting - July 2012
  • 10th International Conference on Corporate Goverance – June 2012
  • London Metropolitan Business (LMBS) Conference – June 2012
  • Money Macro and Finance Research Group, 43rd International Conference – September 2011
  • 16th Annual African Econometric Society Conference – July 2011
  • London Metropolitan University (LMU) Learning and Teaching Conference – June 2011
  • Annual Conference of the Scottish Economic Society – April 2011
  • MONFISPOL Conference organised by London Metropolitan University and the European Research Project (FP7-SSH) MONFISPOL – November 2010
  • Value 2010: Recognising Value in Africa - Discern and Discover organised by the University of Johannesburg, South Africa – August 2010
  • Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) - September 2009.

Internally funded research project information

  • Seed funding of £1,078 awarded for the project: Social Media and Its Links to Economic Growth
  • Seed funding of £959.47 awarded for the project: Constructing a Measure for Social Media to Examine its Impact on Economic Growth.
  • Funding of £1,991.00 awarded to Dr. Helen Solomon, Dr. Tom Allen and Dr. Wangari W-Leonce for the project: A Cross-Sectional Study on the use of Social Media Tools and Metrics by local businesses in developing countries: A Case Study of Nigeria and Kenya.

  • Seed funding of £1,078 awarded for the project: Social Media and Its Links to Economic Growth

  • Seed funding of £959.47 awarded for the project: Constructing a Measure for Social Media to Examine its Impact on Economic Growth.

 

Professional esteem indicators

Referee – Empirical Economics, Journal of Development Areas, Journal of Economic Studies, Area Development and Policy, African Development Review.

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