Osili Named Research Director for Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
An associate professor of economics and Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Osili has served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program, the United Economics Commission for Africa and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Osili also served on the International Scientific Panel for the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa/Macarthur Foundation Real Economies of Africa program and as a member of the Expert Advisory Panel for the Economic Report on Africa published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
“This is an exciting time for philanthropy research,” Osili said. With the expansion in data on generosity in many parts of the world, there is now an opportunity for comparative research in global philanthropy.”
Osili has published articles in academic journals such as World Development, World Bank Economic Review, Journal of Population Economics, and Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Economics and the Review of Economics and Statistics. She has also contributed to several edited volumes and books. In 2006, she received the Stevenson Fellowship from the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council, and in 2007, she was appointed as a fellow of the Networks Financial Institute.
Osili earned a bachelor’s degree in economics with honors from Harvard University and a master of arts and a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University. She is involved in several nonprofit organizations, including serving as the chair and co-founder of the Philippe Wamba Fund for Road Safety in Africa.
About the Center on Philanthropy
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University is a leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice worldwide through research, teaching, training and public affairs programs in philanthropy, fundraising, and management of nonprofit organizations. A part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, the Center operates programs on the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses. More information is available at www.philanthropy.iupui.edu.