Position: Ph.D. Candidate
Field of interest: Monetary Economics, Meta-Analysis.
Membership: Macroeconomics and Econometrics, PhD Candidates
Email: 78199535 [AT] fsv [DOT] cuni [DOT] cz
Available: by appointment
Tutor: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková Ph.D.
Studying from: 2022
Final exam: 05/2025
Dissertation Proposal defence: November 2025 (Not fixed)
Dissertation defence: May 2026 (Not fixed)
A Meta-Regression Analysis of the Exchange Rate Pass-through
Meta-Analytic Essays on Pass-through Factors Relevant to Monetary Policy
Most central banks employ dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models with parameters that, if not properly estimated and calibrated, can over-shoot or undershoot policy goals. This dissertation focuses on meta-analytically ascertaining proper estimates and calibrations for such parameters and explaining why existent studies report rather conflicting results about them. We focus on three parameters: the exchange rate pass-through into core inflation, the interest rate pass-through into bank lending rates, and the oil price pass-through into core inflation. Most times, central banks formulate and execute their monetary policies based on these three pass-through factors. But unfortunately, empirical estimates and calibrations of these factors lack consensus in the economics literature, even among studies conducted by central bankers and macroeconomists who share the same views about the workings of the economy. Intuitively, the absence of consensus makes it difficult for policymakers to obtain clear conclusions that may aid monetary policy efficacy. Thus, in this dissertation, we employ various techniques of meta-regression analysis to obtain consensual empirical estimates and calibrations of the given parameters. Precisely, we employ non-linear publication bias tests to filter-out publication bias and synthesize consensual pass-through estimates, we employ clustering where the need arises to handle study dependence, and we employ model averaging methods to handle model uncertainty in identifying the major factors that lead to lack of consensus about pass-through factors.
2022/2023 SS: JED 415 QMMF II
2022/2023 SS: JED 210 ABF II
2020: M.Sc., Economics, Veritas University, Abuja
2015: B.Sc. (Hons), Economics, University of Jos, Plateau State.
2018-2019: Student Research Assistant: Academic Planning and Evaluation Department, Veritas University, Abuja.
2016-2017: Finance officer (NYSC Trainee): Finance and Accounts Department, Federal Ministry of Environment Head Office, Abuja.
Awards and prizes
Paid research assistantship granted by Veritas University for being outstanding in econometrics and being in very good academic standing.
Topics for supervision
I would love to supervise English-written dissertations on "the macroeconomic effects of monetary policy in developing countries" or "the determinants of financial inclusion in developing countries". Nonetheless, you can suggest your own topics.
As a PhD candidate, I am primarily supervising Bachelor theses. You are encouraged to select your Master thesis supervisor from the current IES faculty. If you still want me to supervise your Master thesis, please get in touch with me via email.