school of economics participates at the african economic research consortium biannual workshop

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Date and time: 
Fri, 2016-06-03 17:52

 

 

The School of Economics participated very actively in a just concluded African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Biannual Workshop. The workshop took place at the Safari Park Hotel from May 29th to June 2nd 2016.

During the workshop, both Collaborative PhD Programme theses proposals and usual thematic papers were presented. Five (5) PhD students presented their theses proposals. The students, accompanied by their supervisors also participated in technical sessions to discuss way forward on the theses.

The list of students, their theses topics and supervisors is presented below:

 

No.

NAME

TOPIC

SUPERVISORS

1

Geofrey Obonyo

Financial Deepening, Savings Mobilization and Poverty Reduction in the East African Community Region

Dr. Joy Kiiru

 

2

Gideon Mukui

Empirical Evidence of the Effects of Public Spending on Economic Growth in Kenya.

Dr. Japheth Awiti

 

3

Wyclif Mukulu Musyoka

Public Debt Sustainability. The Case of Kenya

Dr. Bethuel Kinuthia

 

4

Jane Muguchu

Determinants of Value Added Tax Gaps in Kenya

Dr. Purna Samanta

 

5

Isabella Mwangi

Energy Sector Reforms in Kenya. "An Assessment of the Impacts on Electricity Pricing, Consumption and Electricity System Losses".

Dr. John Gathiaka

 

The following lecturers presented their research papers at the same workshop:

S.No.

Name

Topic

Category

1.

Dr. Elizabeth Owiti

The Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Kenya.

New Proposal

2.

Ms. Laura Barasa

Transaction Costs, Institutional Quality and Innovation in East Africa.

Work in Progress

3.

Dr. Phyllis Machio

Determinants of Neonatal and Under Five Mortality in Kenya: Do Antenatal and Skilled Delivery Care Service Matter?

Final Report

Resource persons who participated in the workshop:

S.No.

Name

Group

Category

1.

Prof. Germano Mwabu

Poverty, Labour, Markets and Income Distribution

Thematic Research

2.

Prof. Jane Mariara

Agriculture, Climate Change & Natural Resource Management

Collaborative PhD Programme Research

Dr. Joy Kiiru also facilitated a special session on AERC Alumni Association (AERCAA): Strategic Repositioning for Effective Collaboration. 

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2019-12-31 17:52

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