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Dr. Christine Nanjala


Dean, Division of Research Innovation & Outreach

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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)

Simiyu C., & Wekhe, B. “Simplified Econometrics Using STATA”. A Textbook in Econometrics (On–going);

Wekhe, B., & Simiyu, C. (2020). Does Mobile Phone Transactions Cause Inflation? Evidence from Kenya using ARDL Approach (On–going paper earmarked for Journal of African Economies);

Wekhe, B., & Simiyu, C. (2018). Effect of Total Factor Productivity on Economic Growth in Kenya: An empirical analysis. Journal of Economics and Finance, Volume 9 Issue 6 pp01-23;

Gakumo, S., & Simiyu, C., (2018). Factors influencing dividend payout decisions of financial and non–financial companies listed on Nairobi Security Exchange. Journal of International Business, Innovation and Strategic Management 2(2), 123–144;

Simiyu, C., & Nyaribo, W, (2018). Determinants of self–perceived employability among university students in Kenya: An empirical approach, Higher Education Research and Development (forthcoming – under review);

Wakarindi, A., & Simiyu, C. (2017). Effect of Calendar Anomalies on Stock Return Volatility Using GARCH Models: Evidence from Nairobi Securities Exchange. Journal of International Money and Finance (Forthcoming – under review);

Simiyu, C. (2015). Explaining the Relationship Between Economic Growth and Public Expenditure in Kenya using Vector Error Correction Model (VECM). International Journal of Economic Sciences. Vol. 4(3) pp 19–38;

Mwangi R., Maina R., Kairo D., Simiyu C., & Njogo M. (2015). Perceptions of Youth Towards the Cooperatives in Kenya. A Report commissioned by CIC Insurance to KCA University;

Simiyu, C., & Ngile, N. (2015). Effect of Macroeconomic Variables on Profitability of Commercial Banks listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange. International Journal of Economic, Commerce and Management. Vol (3) Issue 4;

Ogoro, G., & Simiyu, C. (2015). Effectiveness of audit committees in the public sector: A Case of Parastatals in Kenya. Research Journal of Finance and Accounting, Vol. 6 (4) pp 56 – 65;

Mwangangi, A., & Simiyu, C. (2014). An Analysis of Low Cost Residential Housing Development for the Urban Poor: A Case Study of Kibera and Mathare Slums in Nairobi. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol. 5 (16) pp 2222 – 2855;

Simiyu, C. (2013). Remittances and Household Expenditures in Kenya, Journal of Emerging Issues in Economics, Banking and Finance, Vol. 2 (3) pp 717 – 727;

Simiyu, C. (2013). Impact of Post-Election Violence and Mobile-Money Services on Remittances in Kenya. International Journal of Business and Social Science, Vol. 4 (8) pp 320 – 332.

Dr. Christine Nanjala