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On 15th March 2016, the Collaborative Ph.D. Programme in Economics (CPP) students reported to the School to embark on their PhD thesis research. CPP is a collaborative training programme among Sub-Saharan African Universities in the field of postgraduate training in Economics, executed by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), with active participation of member universities. Under the programme, the School admits students who proceed to the University of Dar-es-Salaam for course work, then return to the University of Nairobi to write their PhD theses.

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The School is proud to announce that three PhD candidates from the School (see details below) successfully defended their PhD thesis on 11th March 2016. On behalf of the School and the University the director congratulates the candidates and their supervisors for the hard work and wishes the candidate well in their careers.



Candidate:     Mr. Naftali N. Wambugu

Thesis topic:   The Impact of External Shocks on Economic Growth and Welfare in Kenya: A CGE Analysis

Supervisors:   Prof. Tabitha Kiriti-Ng’ang’a

                        Dr. Samuel Nyandemo

                        Dr. Jorgen Levin

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The School of Economics is pleased to announce the promotion of Tabitha Kiriti-Ng’ang’a to Professor of Economics. The School is proud of Prof.Tabitha Kiriti’s accomplishments and congratulates her on this great achievement. Her research interests include Trade, International Economics; Household Economics; Poverty Issues; Gender Issues

Please view Prof. Tabitha Kiriti-Nga’ang’a profile

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The School of Economics, University of Nairobi in collaboration with the University of Sydney and East African Marketing Development Associates held a workshop titled ‘ Evaluating EAMDA’s Building a competitive banana industry in Kenya’ at the Nairobi Safari Club, on February 9th2016. This was an inception workshop for the project “An Impact Assessment of EAMDA’s Banana Initiative to Increase Technology Adoption by Smallholder Farmers in Kenya Project’.

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