Stephen Onifade

Yliopisto-opettaja, economics

Laskentatoimen ja rahoituksen yksikkö, Taloustiede
029 449 8645

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Stephen is a University Teacher at the University of Vaasa, Finland. He conducts research in the areas of Sustainable Development, Energy & Resource Economics. His research activities have covered various aspects of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including SDG-1 & 2 of No poverty and Zero hunger, SDG 4 & 7 of quality education and clean & affordable energy, and SDG 8 & 13 of decent work & economic growth, and climate action respectively. He is particularly passionate about developmental issues in emerging economies and Africa; especially among the sub-Saharan African countries. He has crossed over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications including articles and book chapters. Some of his research work have featured in publication channels with top and leading publication forum rating including; Applied Energy, Sustainable Development, Energy Economics, Journal of Cleaner Production, Environmental Impact Assessment Reviews, International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, Sustainable Energy Technologies & Assessment, Energy & Environment, and Journal of Economic Structures among others. He speaks English, Turkish, Yoruba, and recently hopes to add Finnish & Swedish to his spoken languages.



  1. Onifade, S. T., Gyamfi, B. A., Haouas, I., & Asongu, S. A. (2023). Extending the frontiers of financial development for sustainability of the MENA states: The roles of resource abundance and institutional quality. Sustainable Development, 31 (5), 1-12.
  2. Ofori, E. K., Onifade, S. T., Ali, E. B., Alola, A. A., & Zhang, J. (2023). Achieving carbon neutrality in post COP26 in BRICS, MINT, and G7 economies: The role of financial development and governance indicators. Journal of Cleaner Production, 387, 135853.
  3. Onifade, S. T., Gyamfi, B. A., Alola, A. A., & Haouas, I. (2023). Assessing the drivers of (non) conventional energy portfolios in the South Asian economies: The role of technological innovation and human development. Sustainable Development, 31 (5), 1-12.
  4. Appiah, M., Ashraf, S., Tiwari, A. K., Gyamfi, B. A., & Onifade, S. T. (2023). Does financialization enhance renewable energy development in Sub-Saharan African countries?. Energy Economics, 125, 106898.
  5. Onifade, S.T. (2023). Environmental impacts of energy indicators on ecological footprints of oil-exporting African countries: Perspectives on fossil resources abundance amidst sustainable development quests. Resources Policy, 82, 103481.
  6. Gyamfi, B. A., Agozie, D. Q., Musah, M., Onifade, S. T., & Prusty, S. (2023). The synergistic roles of green openness and economic complexity in environmental sustainability of Europe's largest economy: Implications for technology-intensive and environmentally friendly products. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 102, 107220.
  7. Onifade, S. T., & Haouas, I. (2023). Assessing environmental sustainability in top Middle East travel destinations: insights on the multifaceted roles of air transport amidst other energy indicators. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 30, 101911–101926. .
  8. Onifade, S. T., Haouas, I., & Alola, A. A. (2023). Do natural resources and economic components exhibit differential quantile environmental effect? Natural Resources Forum, 47(2), 1-20.
  9. Onifade, S. T., & Alola, A. A. (2023). Environmental quality outlook of the leading oil producers and urbanized African states. Environ Sci Pollut Res 30, 98288–98299.
  10. Onifade, S. T., Erdogan, S., & Alola, A. A. (2023). The role of alternative energy and globalization in decarbonization prospects of the oil-producing African economies. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 30(1), 58128–58141.
  11. Çalik, A., Onifade, S. T., & Alola, A. A. (2023). Evaluating Supply Resilience Performance of an Automotive Industry during Operational Shocks: A Pythagorean Fuzzy AHP-VIKOR-Based Approach. Systems, 11(8), 396.