Dr. Christine Nanjala


Senior Lecturer - School of Business / Dean RIO

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Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Development Economics – National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan (GRIPS – 2012);
  • Master of Arts in Development Economics – National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan (GRIPS – 2010);
  • Master of Science in Mathematical Statistics – University of Nairobi (UoN – 2007);
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics – Maseno University (Maseno – 2004)


Dr. Christine Nanjala Simiyu is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the College of Business, KCA University and an East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. She is also an associate editor at the KCA Journal of Business Management.

Dr. Nanjala holds a PhD and an MA in Development Economics from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan; an MSc in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Nairobi; and a BSc in Applied Statistics (First Class Honors) from Maseno University.

Her research interest spans areas of Macroeconomic Modelling and Time Series Analysis; the use of Impact Evaluation Methodologies (e.g., Randomized Control Trials (RCTs), Regression Discontinuity Designs (RDDs) and Difference in Difference Designs (DIDs)) to generate quality evidence to inform socio–economic policies especially in Health and Education in East Africa and beyond; and Behavioral Economics and Finance.

She has advanced knowledge and technical skills which include proficiency in IBM–SPSS; STATA; R–Programming; and LaTeX.

Research Interest

  • Economic Modelling, Impact Evaluations, Behavioural Economics and Finance & Experimental Economics

Academic Background

  • Econometrics, Economic and Financial Modelling, Microeconomic Theory & Applications, Macroeconomic Theory & Applications, Development Economics

Selected Publications(Books, Refereed publications & Non Refereed publications)

Dr. Christine Nanjala