||The Department of Economics is actively engaged with teaching, research, consultancies and outreach. The following is the list of Teaching Staff in the Department of Economics. Further information for each Staff Member can be found by following their links.
| ||Dr. Winford Masanjala (BSOC Sc (MW), D.G Dip( Pop and Dev) Hague, Msc (LSU))|
Senior Lecturer in Economics
Dr. W. Masanjala is a senior Lecture in Economics. He teaches Economic Policy Analysis & Management, Development Economics at the Masters level and Macroeconomics, and Money & Banking at the undergraduate level.
His Research interests are in Macroeconomics and Health Economics. His current Projects include " Promoting Micro Health Insurance in Africa ", " Community - Based Management of HIV" and Evaluation of MNCH Scale up in Malawi. He has Published in journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Agriculture Economics, Social science & Medicine and Canadian Journal of Development Studies plus Book Chapters.
| ||Dr. Spy Munthali (MA, BSOC)|
Senior Lecturer in Economics
Dr Spy Mbiriyawaka Munthali is the Head of Economics Department at Chancellor College. He has taught Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Environmental Economics and Health Economics in the fourteen years spent in the University. He is specialized in Health and Institutional Economics. He obtained his PhD from Rhodes University in South Africa. He has developed special skills and experience in Costing and Resource Tracking through conduct of National Health Accounts (NHA) for Malawi, National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) for Malawi, Development of Micro-health Insurance for Africa and related Evaluation studies in the Health Sector. His current projects include evaluating Mother, New-born and Child Health activities in Malawian communities, Costing of the unsustainable use of natural resources in Malawi under the Malawi Poverty and Environment Initiative and the HIV Health Systems Strengthening study in conjunction with the Royal Tropical Institute of Netherlands.
| ||Mr. Robert Neba (Bachelor of Commerce(Accounting) 1992, Diploma in Business studies (1978), MBA( Pending))|
Lecturer in Economics
Diploma in Business studies Polytechnic 1978
Bachelor of Commerce ( Accountancy) Malawi Polytechnic 1992
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2010. Employment:
Malawi Posts & Telecommunications 1978-1979 Government Servant
Commissioner of taxes Department 1979-1981
Graham Carr & Co 1981-1984
Malawi National Examinations Board 1984- 1995 Assistant Finance Officer
Malawi Institute of Education 1995-2004 Director of Finance
University of Malawi, Chancellor College 2004 Lecture Department of Economics.
Married 1978 with five adult Children.
Proprietor of Hi- Profile Business Enterprise in Zomba Consisting of Business College and Secondary School.
| ||Dr. Levison Chiwaula (MA , University of Malawi, Bsc (Agriculture) University of Malawi)|
Lecturer in Economics
Dr Levison Chiwaula is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. He holds a PhD from Leibniz University of Hannover, MA and BSc from University of Malawi. He teaches Microeconomics, Econometric, Agricultural Economics and Health Economics. Presently, he is serving as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Science at Chancellor College.
a) O’Hare, BA, Makuta, I, Bar-Zeev N, Chiwaula L, Cobham A, forthcoming. An estimation of effect of illicit financial flows on time to reach the fourth Millennium Development Goal in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
b) O’Hare BA, Makuta I, Chiwaula L, Bar-Zeev N. 2013. Income and child mortality in developing countries: A systematic review and Meta-analysis. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, doi:10.1177/0141076813489680
c) Chiwaula, L.S. 2013. Investigating the existence of interaction effects of household wealth and consumption poverty on child work decisions. The Empirical Economics Letters, 12(6): 651-658
d) BA O’Hare, N Bar-Zeev, L. Chiwaula, 2012. Economic growth and child health in Sub Saharan Africa. View Point, Malawi Medical Journal. Online
e) Novignon, J., J. Nonvignon, R. Mussa, L.S. Chiwaula, 2012. Health and vulnerability to poverty in Ghana: evidence from the Ghana Living Standards Survey Round 5. Health Economics Review 2012, 2:11
f) Chiwaula, L.S, R. Witt and H. Waibel., 2011. An Asset-Based Approach to Vulnerability: The Case of Small-Scale Fishing Areas in Cameroon and Nigeria. Journal of Development Studies. Volume 47(2): 338 - 353.
g) Chiwaula, L.S., 2010. Child labour and poverty linkages: A micro analysis from rural Malawian data. African Economic Research Consortium Research(AERC) Research Paper Number 208
h) Chiwaula, L.S., 2010. Household poverty and child labour decisions in Malawi: In Akee R, Edmonds E.V., and K. Tatsiramos. Child Labor and the Transition Between School and Work, Research in Labour Economics, Volume 31:33-51
i) Chiwaula L.S. and B.M. Kaluwa, 2008. Household consumption of infant foods in two low-income districts in Malawi. Journal of International Development, Volume 20: 686-697