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Kirama, Stephen

Stephen Luke Kirama [Cert (Philosophy);B.A (hons); M.A in Economics; PhD (Economics); is a Senior Lecturer and Senior Consultant at the  Department of Economics University of Dar es Salaam and a Senior Research Fellow at the Environmental for Development Tanzania (EfDT) Centre with over 15 (15) years’ experience in the Public Sector Economics, Transport Economics (Roadway Pricing, Value for Money for Transport); Health Economics (health financing), Infrastructure; Energy (Natural Gas, Oil and Electricity), Social Infrastructure (Education and Health); Forests (Protection and Sustainable Use) ; Poverty Analysis; Monitoring Evaluation (M&E) and Impact Evaluation.

Before joining the Department of Economics, Kirama worked as a Senior Economist at the then Ministry of Communications and Transport in the Government of Tanzania (2003 -2005. Currently, Dr Kirama is a locally based Researcher and Senior Consultant with extensive experience in organizing, conducting and implementing field work, data management and report writing in Tanzania.

Research interests

Dr Kirama interest on Research and Consultancies is but not limited to: Public Spending and Growth, Energy (Natural Gas, Oil and Electricity); Impact Evaluation, Natural Resources (Exhaustible and Renewable); Poverty Analysis and Wildlife. Dr Kirama’s teaching subjects are currently Transport Economics; Health Economics, Energy Economics, Public Sector Economics, Monitoring and Evaluation and Quantitative Methods.


4 PhDs and 10+ master's theses. Participated in committees of 60+ theses, including a Ph.D. in Health Economics, Energy and Public Sector.

Grants and consultancy

Factors Influencing Travel Motivation, Revisit Intention and Satisfaction of Tourists: A Comparative Analysis of Domestic and Foreign Tourists Visit in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti and Kilimanjaro National Parks

Policy engagement

Trainer for the National Environmental Management  (NEMC) on Cost Benefit Analysis for the Environmental Impact Assessment


Fellowship Award, Brown University, Rhode Island, United States Fall Semester, 2009.

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