Prof. Robert Mudida is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at Strathmore Business School and has considerable lecturing and practical experience in the areas of economics, applied econometrics, public policy, negotiation, international trade and finance. He is also the Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Governance of Strathmore Business School. He has recently been a visiting professor at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and the University of Navarra in Spain where he taught a course on Doing Business in Africa.
He holds a doctorate in International Studies from the University of Nairobi with a specialisation in the areas of international political economy and conflict analysis. He also possesses an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and an MA in International Studies from the University of Nairobi. He has also attended courses at the London School of Economics in the UK, Harvard Business School and IESE Business School in Spain.
He has extensive practical experience in international business having worked for several international organisations, including having been the head of the commercial section of the Embassy of Chile in Kenya and an administrative officer with the Embassy of Spain in Nairobi for several years. He also has experience in multilateral negotiations, for example, with the Inter-governmental Authority on Development where he represented the Kenyan government in regional negotiations in Djibouti. He has also participated in WTO negotiations. He has also done several international consulting jobs for example with the World Bank, Financial Sector Deepening and Trust Africa. Prof. Mudida has published widely in his areas of research interest which include international trade and finance, the application of time series techniques to macroeconomic data, institutional economics, competition policy, international finance, the philosophy of economics, the economics of development and the economics of conflict. His most recent international journal articles appear in the World Competition Law and Economics Review, the South African Journal of Economics, Annals of Tourism Research, the International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy, IESE Insight Review and Innovation and Development. He has published three books Modern Economics, Financial Management and Structural Sources of Constitutional Conflicts in Kenya.
Prof. Mudida serves on the advisory board of the Busara Center of Behavioural Economics, which uses social and behavioural science to solve problems in development through world-class research. Prof. Mudida is also a member of the Royal Economics Society of the UK and the Society for Financial Econometrics of the US.