Sharin McDowall-Emefiele

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The Department of Economics
Assistant Professor in Economics

Sharin is an applied economist. Her main research interest is in understanding the determinants and obstacles of economic growth and development. Her research covers multi-level dimensions of individuals, firms, industries, regions, governments and their interplay, based on the observations drawn from different frameworks of both developed and developing economies.

Specifically, her interest can be grouped as Applied Development Economics and Finance, and Application of Institutional Theory in both Entrepreneurship and International Business.


  • PhD in Economics, Aston University
  • BSc in Economics (with first class honours), University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Barbados


Dr Sharin McDowall-Emefiele is from the beautiful Caribbean Island of St Vincent and the Grenadines. She travelled to the United Kingdom to pursue her postgraduate studies and has since worked at several higher education institutions in the United Kingdom prior to joining the University of Birmingham in 2019.


Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics


  • Development Economics and Finance
  • Entrepreneurship and Institutions
  • International Economics and International Business

Other activities

Admin Duties – Wellbeing Tutor


Social Media, Generalised Trust and Relation Centrism for Firms’ Corruption Perception: Evidence from Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Working Paper with Tolu Olarewaju and Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada