About me

Lackson D. Mudenda

Ph.D. Economics Candidate

Email: lacksond.mudenda@colostate.edu


Interests

Development Economics

Applied Micro & Macroeconomics

Economic Growth

Public Economics

International Economics


Colorado State University, Department of Economics

1771 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1771


Welcome to my website!

I'm a first-generation Ph.D. Economics candidate at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA. I love teaching and currently, I teach an undergraduate course in introduction to Econometrics. However, I also have an interest in teaching Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, math for economists (or statistics), and Public Finance/Economics at either undergrad or graduate levels. I earned an MSc in Economics (Umeå University, Sweden) in 2016, an MBA in Finance (Copperbelt University, Zambia) in 2013, and a Bachelor of Arts (University of Zambia) in 2009.

My research interests are in Development, Child Poverty & Inequality, Education, Economic Growth, and Taxation. My Ph.D. research focuses on the nexus between access to improved water & sanitation and later life outcomes, as well as contemporaneous outcomes. I also attempt to understand the variation in access to these essential services vis-à-vis safe drinking water and clean cooking fuel on labor time use and outcomes. The scope of this research covers selected low- and middle-income countries. For future research (or a five-year plan), I would like to dig deeper into three thematic areas. The first theme will basically extend some of the development research in the pipeline from the current works in progress. Secondly, I would like to explore more of the growth and monetary economics issues for African countries, a topic that is under-researched in the region or simply replicates growth models from the developed world with little contextualization for poor economies. Thirdly, I would love to engage some of my research in health economics considering the many upheavals that the world grapples with every so often with regard to global health. This is a crucial area for developing countries whose health care financing is low.

In my spare time, I love my family time, watching motorsport, playing chess, reading, and cooking.