Sagiru Mati Ph.D obtained his Bachelor Degree from the Bayero University Kano, Nigeria and his M.Sc and Ph.D from the Near East University, Northern Cyprus. He currently works at the Department of Economics, Yusuf Maitama Sule (Northwest) University Kano, Nigeria.

Time series analysis, artificial intelligence, statistical software development and reproducible research are his area of expertise. He published articles in Web of Science (SSCI), Scopus and other international journals. He uses Eviews and R Markdown so much that he can program the results of his articles using the Eviews and R programming languages.

He has so far authored three R packages: DynareR, which flawlessly integrates Dynare and R; EviewsR, which allows embedding and running EViews codes from R Markdown documents; gretlR, which facilitates communication from R Markdown to Gretl.

He is the founder of SMATI ACADEMY, which is created for the sake of those interested in learning DYNAMIC and REPRODUCIBLE reports using Eviews programming, R and R Markdown. He is also the co-founder of SMATI EDU-CONSULT LTD, Foundation of Continental Applied Researchers and Northen Awareness for Virtual Education Initiative. Read more


  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economic Integration
  • International Trade
  • Reproducible Research
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Statistical Software Development


  • Ph.D in Economics, 2020

    Near East University.

  • MSc in Economics, 2014

    Near East University.

  • BSc in Economics, 2008

    Bayero University, Kano