Dr. Paul Gachanja

Position: Chairman
Department: Economic Theory
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 , 00100 Nairobi
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Phone: (+)254 020 8710901-10 Ext.3620

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Dr. Paul M. Gachanja is the current Chairman of the Department of Economic Theory. He also lectures in the School of Economics at Kenyatta University. He is a holder of a PhD in Economics from Kenyatta University Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to this qualification, he obtained a BA (Economics) - First Class Honors, and an MA (Economics) from the same University. He is also a graduate of Center for Development Research (ZEF), Germany where he attended a six months course in Econometrics and Applied Economics sponsored by German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD).
Dr. Gachanja is known for his prowess in Microeconomic theory and Quantitative Methods, where his main interests are efficiency and productivity economics. In the year 2011, Dr. Gachanja was involved in the curriculum review for managerial economics taught under Africa Economic Research Consortium (AERC). Over the years, Dr. Gachanja has candidly offered consultancy services to the graduate school supervising postgraduate students to finality.
During the month of January 2011, Dr. Gachanja undertook training on procurement procedures and practices from The Supply Chain Management Consultants of Kenya. He was later appointed the Chairman of the University Tender Evaluation Committee, an appointment that he has exemplary delivered.
In the year 2006, Dr. Gachanja attended an international conference on "Economic openness and income inequality: Policy options for developing countries in the new millennium" held in Shanghai, China. This has seen him immersed in research related dimensions even in his teaching assignments. Known to a mass of the University fraternity, he has wholeheartedly depicted himself as a role model having over one hundred student mentees in the University mentorship programme not excluding his fellow colleagues.

  • Mugenda, O, Maina, L and Gachanja, P (2013) “Industries and Communities: Symbiotic dependency and sustainability of the Magana town industrial park in Kenya” Prime journal of social science. Vol. 2(11), ISSN: 2315-5051
  • Gachanja, P.M, Mugenda, O.M and Maina, L “Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development in Industrialization” International Journal of Science, Commerce and Humanities. Vol. 1 No. 7, pp173-183.
  • Gachanja, P , Were, N and Etyang, M (2013) Total Factor Productivity Change In The Kenyan Manufacturing Sector: A Malmquist Index Analysis. Scholar’s press, Duetschland/Germany.
  • Mdoe, J.I, Gachanja, P.M, and Muchai, D.M (2013) “Total factor Productivity change in the Non-life Insurance Sector, Kenya: 2005-2009” International Journal Of Science, Commerce and Humanities. Vol. 1 No. 2, pp 68-84.
  • Thuku, G.K, Gachanja, P.M, and Obere, A (2013) “The Impact of Population Change on Economic Growth in Kenya” International journal of Economics and management sciences Vol.2 No.6 , pp 43-60.
  • Gachanja P. M. (2003) “Determinants of Gender Earnings Differentials in the Informal Set-up” in Momanyi, C and Wawire, N. H. W. )Eds) Disparities in Developing countries: Types, Challenges and the Way forward Vol. 1. Disparities in social sciences, politics and Gender Association of Third World Studies - Kenya pp. 238 - 244.
  • Gachanja P. M. and Kosimbei G. K. (2003) “Agriculture production subsidies in developed countries, which way out for developing countries” in Momanyi, C and Wawire, N. H. W.) Eds) Disparities in Developing countries: Types, Challenges and the Way forward Vol. 1. Disparities in social sciences, politics and Gender Association of Third World Studies - Kenya pp. 151 - 156.


PhD Supervisions

  • Kamau, J.N., 2012 Analysis of the Relationship between Entrepreneurial Environmental Factors and Entrepreneurial Intentions of University Students in New Venture Creation.
  • Senaji, T.A., 2012 Knowledge Management Infrastructure Capability, Motivation and Organizational Effectiveness among Mobile Telecommunications Service Firms in Kenya.

Masters Supervisions

  • Rutto, E.C., 2009, Effects of Monetary Policy Changes on Credit and Economic Growth in Kenya.
  • Rono, J.G., 2009 Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises funded by Women Enterprise and Development Fund in Eldoret Town.
  • Thuku. G.K., 2010 An Assessment of the Effects of Reforms on Coffee Production in Kenya.
  • Mdoe, J.I., 2012 Total Factor Productivity change in the Non-life Insurance Sector, Kenya: 2005- 2009.
  • Muange, D.M., 2009 Analysis of the Factors Influencing Retail Investors to Investing in Initial Public Offerings in Kenya 
  • Mukami, J., 2009 Factors Influencing the Financial Performance of Mid Sized            Companies in Kenya (A case study of selected top 100 mid-sized companies 2009) 
  • Kibagendi, I.M., 2010 The Challenges and Impact of Front Office Services Activities in Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies in Kenya 
  • Cheruiyot, D., 2009 Factors Influencing the Competitive Advantage among the Private Universities in Kenya
  • Gacheru, R., 2009 ISO 9001 Certification and business performance of selected state corporations in Kenya
  • Thinguri, S. W., 2013 Effects Of Public Pension Schemes On National Savings In Kenya, 1971-2011

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