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Kirama, Stephen

Stephen Kirama [Cert (Philososphy); B.A (hons); M.A; and PhD in Economics] is a Research Fellow at EfD Tanzania and Lecturer at the Department of Economics University of Dar es Salaam. He has taught Public Sector Economics, Labour Economics, Economic Policy, Planning and Programming; Intermediate Macroeconomic, Health Economics, Natural Resources Economics and Quantitative Methods. His doctoral dissertation was on “The Impact of Public Spending and Growth on Poverty in Tanzania: Household Level Data Analysis”. Before joining the Department of Economics, Kirama worked as a Senior Economist at Tanzania Meteorological Agency under the then Ministry of Communications and Transport.

Expertise/Research Area:

  • Public Spending
  • Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development (EE&ESD)
  • Poverty Analysis; Environmental Economics
  • Fisheries Economics and Forestry
  • Energy Economics: Biofuels and Small Hydropower Plants
  • Park Pricing and Wildlife Management

He is currently working on: Optimal Park Pricing; The Socioeconomic Impact on Rural Electrification in Tanzania; and Management of Hydropower Plants in Southern Highland Tanzania: Identifying the Strengths, Weaknesses, Challenges and Needs.

People | 8 October 2011