Christopher Littleboy

Key information

BMus Music (King's College London, MSc Research for International Development (SOAS)
Email address
Thesis title
Customary tenure and tenure reform in Nigeria
Internal Supervisors
Professor Mushtaq Khan


I am in my final year of my PhD in Development Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. My supervisor is Professor Mushtaq Khan, and my specific topic is land tenure reform in rural areas of Nigeria.

Before starting my PhD, I worked briefly as a civil servant at HM Treasury in the UK. My two hobbies are jazz piano (unfortunately this is more listening than playing at the moment) and hill walking (I'm trying to bag all of the Munros of Scotland).

Research interests

  • Property rights
  • Food security
  • Tenure reform
  • Agricultural productivity
  • Land cover
  • Remote sensing
  • Microeconometrics
  • Data collection
  • Data science

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