Title/Qualifications: Dr
Department/Unit/Section
: Applied Economics
Contact Address:P.O. Box 43844 - 00100 Nairobi
Telephone: +254-724-990204
Position: Lecturer & Chairperson Department of Applied Economics
Research focus: Financial Development and Economic Growth

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Education

  • 2012: PhD (Economics), Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • 2005: M.Phil (Economics), University of Ghana, Ghana
  • 2002: B.Ed. (Economics, Mathematics), Kenyatta University, Kenya

Research and Publications

Books

  • Muniu, J. M., Mburu, T. K. and Obere, A. (2015), The Value Effects of Banking Institutions’ Mergers and Acquisitions in Kenya, Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Thuku, G. K., Omolo, J. and Muniu, J. (2019), Drivers of Employment Elasticities in Kenya, Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol.10, No.16
  • Obebo F, Wawire N, Muniu J. (2018), Effects of Participation of Micro and Small Enterprises in Microfinance on their Performance in Kenya, International Journal of Economics and Finance; Vol. 10, No. 7; 2018
  • Ngui, D.M. and Muniu, J.M. (2016): “Fiscal Policy and Capital Flight in Kenya” African Development Review, Vol. 28, No. S1, John Willey and Sons
  • Kinyanjui, G. K., Gachanja, P. M., and Muniu, J.M. (2015), Technical Efficiency of Hospitals Owned by Faith Based Organizations in Kenya, The Journal of Pan African Studies, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp 45-63
  • Ngui, D.M., Muniu, J.M., and Wawire, N.H.W. (2014), Determinants of Informal Sector Performance in the Rural Areas of Kenya: Evidence from Makueni County, in Dynamics of Rural Transformation in Emerging Economies Conference Proceedings, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, India, pp 12-20.
  • Muniu, J.M. (2013), Assessing the Finance – Growth Channel in Kenya: A VAR Analysis, African Finance Journal, Vol 15, No. 2, pp 67-85, Africa Growth Institute
  • Ngui, D.M. and Muniu, J.M. (2012), Firm Efficiency Differences and Distribution in the Kenyan Manufacturing Sector, African Development Review, Vol 24, No. 1, pp 52 – 66, John Willey and Sons

Co-Authored Project Reports

  • Capacity Needs Assessment for National and County Governments on External Resources Mobilization, Management and Aid Coordination (2014).With Benedict Musengele
  • Development Effectiveness of Structural Fiscal Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Pilot Country Study on Kenya (2014). With Prof. Wawire N.H. W
  • African Economic Outlook – Chapter on Kenya (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). With AfDB team.

Scholarly Presentations at Conferences/Workshops/Seminars

  • ‘Fiscal Policy and Capital Flight in Kenya’ a paper presented at the National Workshop on Capital Flows in Kenya, held on 4 th September, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel, Nairobi.
  • ‘Fiscal Policies and Capital Flight’ a paper presented at the African Economic Research Consortium Capital Flight and Tax Havens, Final Review workshop, held on 29th – 30th May, 2015 at the Snowcrest Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania.
  • ‘Fiscal Uncertainties and Capital Flight in Kenya’ a paper presented at the African Economic Research Consortium Capital Flight and Tax Havens inception workshop, held on 20th – 21st March, 2014 at the Fairview Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • ‘Determinants of Informal Sector Performance in the Rural Areas of Kenya: Evidence from Makueni County’ a paper presented at the International Conference on Dynamics of Rural Transformation in Emerging Economies, Sambhram School of Management/Kenyatta University, Hotel Atria, Bangalore, India, March, 25th – 27th, 2014
  • ‘Household energy choice and poverty reduction’, a proposal presented at the Environment for Development annual workshop held on 7 th August 2013 at Fairview Hotel, Nairobi
  • ‘Long Run Determinants of Savings in Kenya’, a paper presented at the AERC Biannual Conference held on 2 nd to 7th June 2013 at Mt. Meru Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania
  • “Technical Efficiency effects of bank mergers and acquisitions in Kenya”, a paper presented at the 8 th African Finance Journal Conference held on 14th to 15th April 2011 at Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek, Namibia.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • 2012 to date: Global Association of Risk Professionals
  • 2011 to date: Member, Africagrowth Institute
  • 2009 to date: Member, Poverty and Economic Policy Network