Dr. Peter Kariuki


Senior Lecturer of Finance/ Chair of Department of Econ. Stat.

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Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration-Finance (JKUAT, 2016)
  • Master of Business Administration-Finance (KeMU, 2012)
  • Bachelor of Education (Arts)- Mathematics and Economics (Moi University, 2005)

Membership of Professional Bodies or Associations

  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya


Dr. Peter Kariuki is a Senior Lecturer of Finance at KCA University. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration-Finance from JKUAT, an MBA in Finance from KeMU, and a Bachelor of Education (Arts) in Mathematics and Economics from Moi University. Dr. Kariuki is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. His research interests span corporate finance, financial institutions and financial markets. Prior to joining KCA University, Dr Kariuki was a Senior Lecturer of Finance and School Examinations Coordinator at the University of Embu. Dr. Kariuki has attracted research grants from the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and The Education Collaborative, Ashesi .

Research Interest

  • Financial Institution and Markets


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

  • Kinini, D. M., Ocharo, K. N., & Kariuki, P. W. (2023). Do income diversification and capital adequacy affect liquidity creation? A case study of commercial banks in Kenya. Cogent Business & Management10(2), 2240082. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/23311975.2023.2240082
  • Kariuki P. W (Upcoming) Market Power, Human Capital Efficiency, and Bank Performance in Kenya. African Journal of Economic and Management Studies,
  • Wahinya, P.W., Ondiba, R.O. and Kariuki, P.W. (2023). Competition, risk-taking behavior and stability of commercial banks: evidence from Kenya. African Journal of Economic and Management Studies, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. doi.org/10.1108/AJEMS-03-2022-0123
  • Barine N. H., Kariuki S., and Kariuki P. W., (2023). Asset structure, leverage, and value of listed firms: Evidence from Kenya. Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 20(1), 184-194. doi:10.21511/imfi.20(1).2023.16
  • Ngure F., Kariuki P., & Mburugu, K., (2022). Macroeconomic Factors and Stock Return of Firms Listed at the East African Securities. Webology, 19 ( 2), 5526-5543
  • Karitu L., Kariuki S., & Kariuki P. (2022). Revenue Mobilization, Budgetary Controls and Financial Sustainability of Public Universities in Kenya Webology, 19 (3), 2619-2637 https://www.webology.org/abstract.php?id=3087

Conferences & Chapters

  • Kariuki, P.W (2022). Diversification, Human Capital Efficiency and Bank Performance in Kenya. KCA University Interdisciplinary Conference
  • Kariuki, P.W and Ochenge, R.O. (2021). Capital, Risk, and Efficiency of the Banking Industry in Kenya. UoEm, School of Business and Economics Research Dissemination conference
  • Kariuki, P.W (2017). Selected Firm Characteristics and Financial Intermediation Efficiency of Deposit Taking Saving and Credit Co-operative Societies in Kenya. 3rd Dekut International Conference on Science Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship-Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
Dr. Peter Kariuki