Academic title
Associate Professor
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Mkenda, Adolf

Adolf F. Mkenda is an associate professor,  a Senior Research Fellow at EfD Tanzania and lecturer of economics at the University of Dar es Salaam. He holds a PhD from Gothenburg University obtained in 2001, specializing in resource and environmental economics. His PhD thesis was on “Fishery Resources and Welfare in Rural Zanzibar”. He has served as a visiting lecturer to the Joint Facility for Electives for the Collaborative Masters of Economics Program in Nairobi for three years and also taught microeconometrics as a visiting lecturer at the CEEPA (Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa), based at the University of Pretoria, and also at the CMAAE (Collaborative Masters Program in Agricultural and Applied Economics in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa), also at the University of Pretoria. He is currently involved in the use of household budget survey data to assess issues of growth and distribution in Tanzania, and is applying other micro-data in the preparation of the Zanzibar Human Development Report for 2009. He is also using household budget survey data to assess the scope for environmental fiscal reforms in Tanzania with respect to fuel taxation. Adolf is currently serving as Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He is married with four daughters.

Expertise/Research area:

  • welfare economics
  • Microeconometrics


Curriculum vitae

People | 20 January 2009