About Dr Timothy Birabi
Dr Timothy Birabi is a Visiting Lecturer in Econometrics in the Faculty of Economics at NCH London. He is also Co-Investigator on a recently awarded ESRC research grant at the Sheffield Methods Institute, University of Sheffield. Dr Birabi has over 5 years of University teaching experience mostly involving quantitative analysis in the social sciences and applied econometrics. He completed his BA in Economics with first-class honours from KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana; after which he obtained an MSc in Economic Development with distinction and recently a PhD in Economics, both from the University of Glasgow.
Between 2012 and 2014, Dr Birabi was an Economic Research Specialist with Mindset Resource Consulting in Glasgow, where he carried out client-solicited research projects in the area applied econometrics, development economics, and micro/macroeconomics. He has also provided additional research advice on specialist subject matters relating to social statistical research methodologies for the Scottish Chamber of Commerce, Glasgow.
PhD in Economics, University of Glasgow (2016)
MSc in Economic Development (Distinction), University of Glasgow (2011)
BA in Economics (First Class), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (2008)
Grants & Scholarships Awarded
Co-Investigator: ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF): ‘Dynamics of Poverty, Health & Environmental Inequalities in Hebei Province’ (2017)
3 year PhD Scholarship, Adam Smith Business School (ASBS), University of Glasgow (2012)
Postgraduate study grant, Rivers State Governor’s Office, Nigeria (2010)
Member, Institute of Economic Development (MIED)
Associate Chartered Economist, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria
Dr Timothy Birabi's Research
Dr Birabi’s key research interests and experience are broadly in international, urban and regional economic development, economic and cultural geography and applied econometrics. He is currently working on a project titled the ‘Dynamics of Poverty, Health & Environmental inequalities in Hebei Province’.
During and following the recent completion of his PhD, Timothy has been focused on developing his profile as a university teacher and researcher with an eye for the application of quantitative methods within cross- disciplinary social science research. His belief that quants, no matter how complex, should be readily available and comprehensive to both users and readers alike remains at the centre of his professional pursuits and activities.
Lead statistical and quantitative research analyst: ESRC-funded research project: GCRF: Dynamics of Poverty, Health & Environmental Inequalities in Hebei Province, China (July 2017 – present)
Lead statistical and quantitative research analyst: ESRC-funded research project: AQMeN LDOES: Housing Market Dynamics and Ethnicity in Glasgow, Scotland (April 2016 – June 2017)
Assistant statistical and quantitative research analyst: ESRC-funded research project: ClimateXchange supervised project on the impact of Wind-farms on House Prices in Glasgow, Scotland (November 2013 – October 2014)
Writing a chapter in a funded book project titled ‘The FOURTH QUADRANT: Responsibility beyond Growth’. This is in collaboration with other academic colleagues from the 4th Quadrant network who are writing other chapters within this book. The book is a part-result of a funded research grant to conceive, create, promote and consolidate the forenamed network within the alternatives to the classical pro-growth pro-market (capitalist) literature.
Academic Journal Peer-Reviewer
Journal of Ecological Economics
Academic Conference Disseminations
‘Are there Ethnic Inequalities in the house selling process in Scotland?’, Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN), University of Edinburgh (2016)
‘Economic Growth in a Culturally Interconnected Global Landscape: A Spatial Econometric Perspective’, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), St Catherine’s College, Oxford University (2015)
‘Economic Growth in a Culturally Interconnected Global Landscape: A Spatial Econometric Perspective’, 15th Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES), Lisbon (2015)
‘Economic Growth Modelling from a Spatial Perspective’, SGPE Methodology Workshop, University of Edinburgh, Crieff Hydro (2014)
‘The role of political policy (political participation and political competition) as an institutional driver of economic growth in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA)’, SGPE Methodology Workshop, University of Edinburgh, Crieff Hydro (2013)
‘Are there really Ethnic Inequality in the Greater Glasgow Housing Market?’, Birabi, Tim; Pryce, Gwilym & Timmins, Christopher (2017)
‘The Geopolitics of Ethnic Boundary Demarcations and African Economic Development’, Birabi, Tim & Hartman, Todd (2107)
‘Economic Growth in a Culturally Interconnected Global Landscape: A Spatial Econometric Perspective’, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) Conference Proceedings (2015)
‘Impact of wind turbines on house prices in Scotland’, ClimateXchange (2016)
Dr Timothy Birabi's Teaching
Visiting Lecturer in Econometrics: Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor on Elements of Econometrics undergraduate 2nd year introductory econometrics course, NCH (September 2017 – present)
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Introduction to Quantitative Research: Tutored and provided periodic consultation hours for MSc/PhD postgraduate level introductory applied statistics course (2016)
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Econometrics 1: Tutored, marked coursework and exam scripts, and provided weekly consultation hours for undergraduate level 3rd year course in introductory econometrics (2014 – 2016)
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Social Science Statistics: Tutored, marked course-work and exam scripts, and provided weekly consultation hours for MSc/PhD postgraduate level applied statistics course. Provided course development for improving the content of the course in 2015 (2013 – 2016)
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Growth and development: Tutored, marked course-work and exam scripts, and provided weekly consultation hours for MSc postgraduate level applied macroeconomics (economic growth theory) course (2012- 2016)
Commendation for Teaching Excellence in Undergraduate level Econometrics 1 course, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow (2015)