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Since graduating from University of Nairobi in 1987, I have done consultancy jobs with various local and international organizations in the areas of economic modeling, project evaluation and economic research. I have also taught economics to graduate students in several national and private universities in Kenya. In addition I have served in administration as chairman of department of economics at Kenyatta University.

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST

Econometrics, Macroeconomic Modeling, Operations Research, Financial economics

M.A. THESIS SUPERVISION

Gor, Seth, (1994) “Consumption of Commercial Energy in the Residential Sector of Kenya: (1970-1990)”

Ngui Dianah M. (2001) “Determinants of Performance of Small-Scale Woodwork and Metalwork Enterprises in Makueni District.”

Njiru Bernard Njagi (2001) “ Factors Affecting Agriculture Productivity in Runyenje’s and Kyeni Divisions in Embu District, Kenya.”

Omwansa Cyrus Barongo (2002) “The Impact of Financial Sector Liberalization on the Demand for Money in Kenya (1973-2001)”

Kosimbei George Kipngetich (2002) “The Relationship between Fiscal Deficits and the Current Account Balance in Kenya (1964-2000)”

Akumu Angela Oloo (2002) “Demand for Child Health Care Services: The Case of Suba East Division, Migori District, Kenya.”

Mambo, G. (2003) “An Analysis of the Relevance of the Monetary Approach to Kenya’s Balance of Payments (1969-2002).”

Gesembe Ursullah Bwari (2003) “The Convergence of Telecommunications, Media and Information Technology Sectors and the Challenges Facing this in Kenya.”

Oriaro A. Hellen (2003) “An Analysis of the Determinants of Rural Households Savings in Bondo District.”

Masika Alexander Opicha (2004) “Determinants of Performance of Internet Cyber Cafes in Nairobi Province.”

Mutai Kipkurui Nahashion (2005) “Macroeconomic Factors Affecting Stock Prices on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, 1990-2002.”

Kigume, Ruth. (2005) “The Relationship Between Inflation and Economic Growth in Kenya,1963-2003.”

Toriongo K. Samuel (2005) “Determinants of Aggregate Domestic Private Savings in Kenya, 1980-2003.”

Were B. Florence (2008) “The Determinants of Access to Formal Health Care Services in Kenya.

Onono, P.Ayieko ( 2008); Determinants of Adoption of Manures in Urban Vegetable Production: A case of Migori Munispality,

PHD THESIS SUPERVISION

  1. Omolo, Jacob (2010) “Ripple Effects of Minimum Wages and the Response of Labour Markets in Kenya”.

  2. Njeru, Beatrice W.(2012) Links between Nonperforming Loans Behaviour and Macroeconomic With Bank Specific Factors: The Case of Kenyan Commercial Banks

  3. Muniu, Joseph M.(2011) “The Value Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions in Kenya’s Financial sector”

  4. Muthoga, Samuel K. “Effects of Regional Financial Integration on Economic Growth and Inter-regional Trade of East African Community Member Countries” (on going)

  5. Wainaina, Martin ” Telecommunication Infrastructure and Economic growth: A case of Sub – Sahara Africa (1988 – 2010) (Kenyatta University)

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

2011 UNITID workshops on Efficiency in health care

2010 KTA WORKSHOP ON BUDGET ANALYSIS

1995 InternationalHealthPolicyProgrammeseminarheldinBeijing.Ipresented a Research Proposal entitled “Improving Out patient Hospital Services in Kenya”.

1995 Environmental Economics seminar in Malta.
I presented a paper entitled“Monitoring

Eutrophication in a fresh water lake”.

1993 UNDP/ILO sponsored seminar on analysing the entrepreneurship competencies required by University under graduates.

PUBLICATIONS

Alemayeau, G., Karingi, S., Were,M., Wasala, W. and Obere, J. (2001) Macroeconomic model for Kenya, KPPRA/TREASURY.

Onono, P.A.,M. Wesonga and J.A. Obere ( 2008); Determinants of Adoption of Manures in Urban Vegeteble Production: A case of Migori Munispality, International Journal of Afro-Asian Studies