Prof. Nelson Wawire

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Position:Dean and Associate Professor of Ecconomics
School: Economics
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 , 00100 Nairobi

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As the administrative and academic head of the School, Prof.. Wawire provides strategic guidance on implementation of the school of Econ Economics Strategic Plan and Annual Work Plans for timely feedback to the university. Prof. Wawire previously worked as a Chairman of the Department of Applied Economics for four years where he was the administrative and academic head, and chief examination officer. Together with other colleagues, Prof. Wawire made a bold step to start a Ph.D in Economics degree programme by coursework, which was the first of its kind in Kenya. He was involved in writing of proposals for the establishment of the School of Economics, Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital, and K.U Uni-City. 


Prof. Wawire holds a PhD (Economics), MA (Economics) and Bachelor of Education (Economics and Business Studies). He has over 19 years experience in teaching, research and consultancy work with a concentration on Macroeconomics, Public Sector Economics, Research Methods, Project Planning, Implementation and Management, Project Monitoring and Evaluation. Prof. Wawire provides high level policy training, review, advisory and technical facilitation and training support to Kenyatta University and other organizations such as AERC, Government and academia. Prof. Wawire has consulted/researched for international organizations such as UNCRD, The World Bank, OSSREA, AERC, UNESCO,AfDB(African Development Bank),Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited and local ones such as IPAR and KIPPRA. He has been a co-editor for various International Journals. A reviewer for the research papers and research proposals submitted for publication to African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR). He is a resource person at the AERC Joint Facility for Electives (JFE) and offers consultant services in matters related to comprehensive examinations and syllabuses. Prof. Wawire has been involved reviewing and developing degree programmes at Kenyatta University and AERC

In research, teaching, consultancy and development officer (Ministry of Planning and National Development) career, Prof. Wawire has become highly conversant with a wide range of issues on: gender and development, the working of fiscal policy, monetary policy, poverty; income inequalities; economic development; human capital. He has carried out research and published articles and books on a wide range of topics and themes including research on women projects in Kenya. He has supervised over 8 Ph.D in Economics theses and many masters theses.


Publications

  1. Susan C. Nzioki,Stephen N. Nyambagera,Nelson H. Wawire, 2015,Effects of Cross Cultural factors on Knowledge management of Kenya Homegrown Multinationals Operating in East Africa,The International Journal Of Business & Management (ISSN 2321 –8916),Vol 3 Issue 4 April,2015
  2. H.W.N. Wawire,  O. Charles, T. Justus, 2015, Employer Related Determinants of Scheme Design in Occupational Defined Contribution Schemes in Kenya, European Journal of Business and Management,ISSN 2222-1905 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2839 (Online) Vol.7, No.6, 2015
  3. T. Justus, H.W. N. Wawire, O. Charles, 2015, Trustee Related Determinants of Scheme Design in Occupational Defined Contribution Schemes in Kenya, Research Journal of Finance and Accounting,ISSN 2222-1697 (Paper), ISSN 2222-2847 (Online),Vol.6, No.3, 2015
  4. Ngui, D. M, Muniu, J M, &Wawire, N. H. W. (2014) Determinants of Informal Sector Performance in the Rural Areas of Kenya: Evidence from Makueni County, In Mishra &Zabiulla (eds) Dynamics of Rural Transformation in Emerging Economies, New Dehli:Excel India Publishers. PP. 12-20
  5. Kirui, E. Wawire, N.H.W and Onono, P.A. (2014). “Macroeconomics variables, volatility and stock market returns: A case of National Securities Exchange, Kenya”; International Journal of Economics and Finance, vol. 6, no. 8 August. ISSN 1916-971X, Canadian Centre of Science and Education
  6. Makambi, S.A. Wawire, N.H.W. and Omolo, J. O.(2014) “Nature and dynamic of adjustment of commercial Banks’s Retail rates to monetary policy changes in Kenya” International Journal of Business and Social Sciences. (Accepted for publication)
  7. Ngui, D. M, Muniu, J M, &Wawire, N. H. W. (2014) Determinants of Informal Sector Performance in the Rural Areas of Kenya: Evidence from Makueni County, In Mishra &Zabiulla (eds) Dynamics of Rural Transformation in Emerging Economies, New Dehli:Excel India Publishers. PP. 12-20
  8. Onono, P. A. Wawire, N.H.W. Ombuki, C. (2013). “The response of Maize Production in Kenya to Economic Incentives” International Journal of Development and Sustainability. (Special issue: Development and sustainability in Africa-Part 2.ISSN 2186-8662.April.
  9. Muathe, S. M. A. Wawire, N.H.W. and Ofafa, G.A. (2013). “An empirical study on the relationship between organizational factors and adoption of ICT among health related SMEs in Nairobi, Kenya” International Journal of Arts and Commerce. Vol. 2 No. 3, March, 2013 (ISSN:1929-7106. www.ijac.org.uk
  10. Mwakaje, G. A., Manyasa, E. O., Wawire, N., Muchane, M., Ongare, D., Mugoya, C., Masiga, C. W., &Nikundiwe, A. (2013) Community-Based Conservation, Income, Governance, and Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania: The Case of Serengeti Ecosystem, Journal of Environment and Development, Vol. 22 No. 1, 51-73. SAGE
  11. Gachanja, P. Wawirewere, N. H. &Etyang Martin, (2013). Total factor productivity change in the Kenyan manufacturing sector: A Malmquist index Analysis. Herstellung, Verlag publisher, Scholars Press. ISBN: 978-3-639-51486-5
  12. Wawire, N.H.W, (2012); Determinants of Value Added Tax Revenue in Kenya; Journal of Business and Economics,New York: Academic star publishing company (Accepted as per attached paper acceptance notice)
  13. Okech, C. T, Wawire, N. H. W., Mburu T. K. (2011) “Empirical Analysis of Determinants of Demand for family Planning Services in Kenya’s City Slums” Global Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 2; October 2011, PP. 109- 117
  14. Okech, C. T, Wawire, N. H. W., Mburu T. K. (2011) “Contraceptive use among women of reproductive age in Kenya’s city slums”. International Journal of Business and Social Science Vol. 2 No. 1 Jan. 2011, PP. 22 - 43
  15. Nafukho, F. M., Wawire, N. H. W., and Lam, P. M. (2011). Management of Adult Education Organization in Africa. Cape Town: Pearson Education/UNESCO. ISBN: 97818689-1-8485. Wrote Chapters 3 (Management Approaches in Africa), 8 (Time management) and 9 (Financial Management).
  16. Wawire, N. H. W. 2011. “Management Approaches in Africa”, in Nafukho, F. M., Wawire, N. H. W., and Lam, P. M. (2011). Management of Adult Education Organization in Africa. Cape Town: Pearson Education/UNESCO. ISBN: 978 18689 1 8485.
  17. Wawire, N. H. W. 2011. “Time management in an organization”, in Nafukho, F. M., Wawire, N. H. W., and Lam, P. M. (2011). Management of Adult Education Organization in Africa. Cape Town: Pearson Education/UNESCO. ISBN: 978 18689 1 8485.
  18. Wawire, N. H. W. 2011. “Financial management”, Nafukho, F. M., Wawire, N. H. W., and Lam, P. M. (2011). Management of Adult Education Organization in Africa. Cape Town: Pearson Education/UNESCO. ISBN: 978 18689 1 8485.

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