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Welcome to the Department of Economics

  • Message from Dr. Jesse Kinyua

    Welcome to the department of economics! The department of economics is a center of excellence in economics and related studies.  It produces leaders who are ready to make positive impact in the economy of the future. The department of economics offers programs in:
    Bachelors of Economics,
    Bachelor of Economics and Statistics
    Bachelor of Economics and Finance
     and Master of Economics.

     The department has committed highly qualified and experienced faculty members who walk with our student from the time they join the university and continue to interact with graduates through tracer studies to know how they are faring in the market. The faculty members teach and carry out research in the diverse fields of economics while mentoring students in their field of studies.
     Our programmes reflect the Department’s leading role in addressing the economy and societal needs. We have partnered with like- minded institutions in the industry with the aim of exposing our students to the challenges facing the industry and the society while they participate in offering possible solutions. As a department we have been working closely with our students and other stakeholders to build globally-relevant, thorough and critical degree programmes in Economics.
    The department welcomes Dr. Moses Mutharime Mwito as our newest faculty member.
    The department of economics was formed from the department of Business and economics in July 2021. The economics program started being offered in the university in year 2015. The number of students continued to grow in leap and bound necessitating formation of the economic department.

    The Department of Economics wants to extend well wishes to all our current students, our graduates and prospective students. We trust that you and your loved ones remain healthy during this COVI-19 global crisis. We encourage you to follow the health protocols so as to protect yourself and your loved ones.
    We understand that a degree choice is one of the most critical life decisions that one has to make at certain points in time, and we assure you that we deliver a world-class education experience. The University of Embu has been ranking highly in web metrics and in general performance and this has lead students’ satisfaction in the value delivered to them. If you want to study in a quiet and serene environment where customer is highly regarded, look no further. Enroll in any one of the programs in the department.

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  • Latest Publications from the Department

    •  Kirimi, P.N., Kariuki, S.M. and Ocharo, K.N. (2020). “Mediating Effect of Macro-Economic Factors on the Relationship between Banks’ Financial Soundness and Financial Performance”, International Journal of Finance and Accounting, Vol. 9, Issue 5, pp. 99-109.
    • Gachora S W & Kinyua J. M & Kirema N. M (2020). "The Influence of Value Innovation Strategy on the Financial Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Kenya," The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Academic Research Publishing Group, vol. 6(12), pages 995-1000, 12-2020.
    • Chege P.N., Kinyua J.M & Kirema N. M (2020). "The Influence of Political Environment on the Performance of Business Process Outsourcing Sector in Kenya," The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Academic Research Publishing Group, vol. 6(8), pages 770-775, 08-2020
    • Chege P.N., Kinyua J.M & Kirema N. M (2020). "Performance Measurement of the Business Process Outsourcing Sector in Kenya: Balance Scorecard Approach," The Journal of Social Sciences Research, Academic Research Publishing Group, vol. 6(11), pages 962-968, 11-2020.
    • Ochenge, R., Muriu, P., & Ngugi, R. (2020). Macroeconomic conditions and stock market liquidity in kenya. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 12(12).
    • Liquidity Management and Financial Performance of Microfinance Institutions in Kenya. The Journal of Social Sciences Research ISSN(e): 2411-9458, ISSN(p): 2413-6670 Vol. 6, Issue. 11, pp: 943-953, 2020 URL: DOI:
    • Ochenge, R., Ngugi, R., & Muriu, P. (2020). Foreign equity flows and stock market liquidity in Kenya. Cogent Economics & Finance, 8 (1).
    • Ochenge, R., Ngugi, R., & Muriu, P. (2020). Illiquidity, foreign investor preferences and asset pricing in Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 8(3).