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Dr Joseph Akande

Senior Lecturer

Phone : +264 61 207 2513
Office Location : Rm 321 Office block


PhD Finance (UKZN)
M.Sc. Finance (Distinction) (Unilag)
B.Sc. (Hon) Accounting (First class) (ABU)


Finance and Accounting


Research Interest: 

Financial stability, Financial reporting, Corporate governance, financial econometrics, Banking, Competition


Selected Publications: 

Akande, Joseph Olorunfemi, Farai Kwenda, and Dev Tewari. The interplay of competition, regulation and stability; the case of Sub-Saharan African commercial banks. Banks and Bank Systems, 14(1), 2019

Akande, Joseph Olorunfemi. Do competition, regulation and stability matter for efficiency in Sub-Saharan African banking sectors? Cogent Economics & Finance, 2018

Akande, Joseph Olorunfemi, Farai Kwenda, and Dimu Ehalaiye. Competition and commercial banks risk taking: Evidence from Sub-Saharan African region. Financial Economy in Applied Economics, 2018

Akande, Joseph Olorunfemi and Farai Kwenda. P-SVAR analysis of stability in Sub-Saharan African commercial banks. SPOUDAI - Journal of Economics and Business, 67(3), 2017

Akande, Joseph Olorunfemi and Farai Kwenda. Competitive condition of Sub-Saharan Africa commercial banks. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Oeconomica, 62(2):55-76, 2017

Akande, Joseph Olorunfemi and Farai Kwenda. Does competition cause stability in banks? SFA and GMM application to Sub-Saharan Africa commercial banks. Journal of Economics and Behavioural Studies, 9(4):173-186, 2017

Akande, Joseph Olorunfemi and Farai Kwenda. Competition and stability of Sub-Saharan African commercial banks; a GMM analysis. Acta Universitatis Danubius. Oeconomica, 13(2), 2017

Matthew Adeolu Abata, Stephen Oseko Migiro, Akande, Joseph Olorunfemi, and Raredzo Layton. Does capital structure impact on the performance of South African listed firms? Acta Universitatis Danubius. Oeconomica, 13(6), 2017

Odunayo Magret Olarewaju and Akande, Joseph Olorunfemi. An empirical analysis of capital adequacy determinants in Nigerian banking sector. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 8(12):132, 2016

Akande, Joseph Olorunfemi. Is debt a blessing or a curse? an empirical analysis of some Nigeria rms. CENRESIN Publication, 5, 2013

Ulan Victoria Jatau and Akande, Joseph Olorunfemi. Bank lending and bank liquidity: Reconciling the dilemma. Journal of Accounting Horizon, 2011


Selected Conference attendance:

 Analysing Students' Financial Management Capabilities Using Structural Equation Modelling, Presented at the 2018 13th Congress of Accounting Educators and Researchers, by IAAER, 8th-10th November 2018, University of Sydney Business School, Sydney, Australia.

Competition and Commercial Banks Risk Taking: Evidence from Sub-Saharan African Region, Presented at the 2018 Financial Markets & Corporate Governance Conference, 4th-7th April 2018, La Trobe University, City Campus (CBD), Melbourne, Australia.

Causality and Path Analysis of Competition, Regulation and Stability of Sub-Saharan Africa Commercial Banks, Presented at Financial Risk and Stability Workshop, 22nd-23rd March 2018, Department of Economics, University of Zululand, Empangeni, South Africa.

PSVAR Analysis of Stability of Sub-Saharan African Commercial Banks, presented at Accounting, Economics and Finance Conference, 18-20 September 2017, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

PSVAR Analysis of Stability of Sub-Saharan African Commercial Banks, presented at ESSA 2017 Biennial Conference, 30th August – 1st September 2017, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Does Competition Reduce Stability of Banks? SFA and GMM Application to Sub-Saharan African Commercial Banks, presented at SAAA/IAAER/AAFA Biennial International Conference, 28-30 June 2017, Drakensberg, South Africa.


Notable Achievements: 

  • 2018 Top 10 Published Postgraduate Students for 2017, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • 2017 Research Excellence Award, MacroeconomicWorking Group, University of KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa.
  • 2013 Best Graduating M.Sc. Finance Student, Department of Finance, University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • 2007 Best Graduating Student, Department of Accounting and Faculty of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.
  • 2007 Contribution to students academic progress award, Christian Accounting Student Fellowship, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.
  • 1996 Best Graduating Student, Government Day Secondary School, Ogidi, Nigeria.
  • 1990 Best Graduating Pupil, Saint Michael Primary School, Ogidi, Nigeria.

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