Dr. T. O. Ayinde is an Alumnus and a Network member of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). He finished a Collaborative Ph.D. Programme (CPP) sponsored by the AERC. Dr. Ayinde got a Ph.D. Fellowship to the University of Cape-Town in South Africa sponsored by the World Bank, GIZ Germany and the AERC in the year 2018. He is also a member of the Nigerian Economics Society (NES) and a researcher of the Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA). Dr. Ayinde has published widely in both local and international outlets and he is a reviewer to many journals and publishers; including the Elsevier publications, Scholar One and Springer journals. He is the pioneer Chairman of Amuludun Royal CDA in Gberigbe, Ikorodu Lagos. He is also currently the Chairman of Business Committee and also the Vice President of FUO Islamic Cooperative, Investment and Credit Society (FUO-ICICS).