Professor Njuguna Ndung'u, Visiting Fellow of Practice

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Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u is is former Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, and the Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Global Economic Governance Programme and Blavatnik School of Governance, University of Oxford. He held the position of Kenya's Central Bank Governor for eight years (the mandatory two four-year terms by law), from 2007 until March 2015. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and master's and bachelor's degrees in economics from the University of Nairobi.

Prior to his appointment as Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Prof. Ndung'u was the Director of Training at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). As Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Nairobi, he taught advanced economic theory and econometrics. He has also worked as the Regional Programme Specialist for the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada; and at the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) as a Principal Analyst/Researcher and Head of the Macroeconomic and Economic Modelling Division.

Prof. Ndung'u has extensive policy, research, and teaching expertise in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, and poverty reduction. He has published in international journals as well as book chapters on economic policy issues, inflation, interest and exchange rates, financial management, public sector growth, external debt, financial liberalization in Anglophone Africa, structural adjustment, and employment and labour market issues.

Recent publications

Njuguna Ndung’u, Armando Morales, and Lydia Ndirangu (2016), Cashing In on the Digital Revolution. Finance & Development, Vol. 53, No. 2

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