Professor Robert Mudida is the Full Professor of Political Economy at Strathmore University Business School (SBS). He is also the Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Governance. He is a visiting professor at the University of St. Gallen, and the University of Navarra.
He has an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies which is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He possesses an MA and Doctorate in International Studies from the University of Nairobi where he specialised in international political economy and conflict analysis. 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. He has worked as the head of the commercial section of the Embassy of Chile in Kenya and has been an administrative officer with the Embassy of Spain in Nairobi. 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 participated in World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations. He has done intensive international consulting jobs for global institutions such as 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.
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 and is a member of 2 societies i.e. the Royal Economics Society of the UK and the Society for Financial Econometrics of the US, a global network of academics and practitioners dedicated to sharing research and ideas in the fast-growing field of financial econometrics.