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    Dr Nathaniel Babajide is a Lecturer in Energy Economics at Coventry University’s School of Energy, Construction and Environment. He bagged his M.Sc. (Oil and Gas Economics) and PhD (Energy Economics) degrees from University of Dundee, UK in 2013 and 2017 respectively. He has also taken part in French Institute of Petroleum (IFP), France and Harvard University Extension School, USA professional training courses in Energy Transition and Strategic Business Management.

    Dr Nathaniel has taught applied economics, finance, management and business related courses in various capacities at higher institutions in the UK, including University of Dundee, University of Bolton, Glasgow University GIC, Sheffield University International College, Regent College London as well as overseas. His research interest includes energy systems economics, finance, taxation, management and modelling, energy access improvement, energy policy and planning, renewable energy integration alongside environmental and climate change issues. Nathaniel has written numerous papers/articles/chapters as well have spoken at international conferences on the economics and environmental issues of hydrocarbon and renewable energy development, risk and regulatory response, and  policy issues.

    In addition, Dr. Nathaniel has been providing economic consulting services to small enterprises, energy companies, environmental groups, governmental and non-governmental agencies on economics of energy (petroleum, minerals, and renewables), taxation and fiscal regimes for the extractive industries; energy policy and regulation issues in developing countries. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and reviewer for reputable academic journals globally.


    • Petroleum Contracts and Economics
    • Energy Finance, Investment and Decision Making
    • Energy and Carbon Trading
    • Global Petroleum Industry – Prospects
    • Investment Analysis and Decision Making in the Petroleum Industry
    • Projects and Quality Management in the Energy Industry

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    Oil, Gas and Energy Management, MBA, Unicaf University

    14 Sep 202030 Sep 2022

    Award Date: 30 Sep 2022

    Higher Education Practice, Postgraduate Certificate, University of Dundee

    31 Jan 201521 Jun 2019

    Award Date: 21 Jun 2019

    Energy Economics, Doctorate, University of Dundee

    4 Sep 201416 Nov 2017

    Award Date: 16 Nov 2017

    Oil & Gas Economics, MSc, University of Dundee

    12 Sep 201221 Nov 2013

    Award Date: 21 Nov 2013

    Agric. Economics, Degree, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Nigeria

    1 Sep 200411 Dec 2009

    Award Date: 11 Dec 2009

    External positions

    PhD External Examiner, Nobel International Business School

    May 2021 → …

    Visiting Lecturer, University of Bolton

    Apr 2021 → …

    Guest Lecturer, The University of the West Indies - St Augustine Campus

    Oct 2020 → …

    Global Faculty Professor, The Lawyers in Oil and Gas Network (LOGN), Nigeria

    Sep 2020 → …

    Visiting Lecturer, Regent College London