DR. BENSON AKONG'O ATENG'


POSITION
FACULTY: SOCIAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: SOCIAL AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: ECONOMICS AND REGIONAL STUDIES
CURRENT DESIGNATION: SENIOR LECTURER
OFFICE EMAIL: bateng'@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: +254(020) 2219929, 3341639, 3343672
CONSULTATION HOURS: 8AM-5PM MON - FRI
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
CERTIFICATEMANAGEMENT TRAINING PROBLEMHARVARD UNIVERSITY (UNITED STATES)2008
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAECONOMICSGEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (UNITED STATES)1997
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)ECONOMICSUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)1987
MASTERS OF ARTS (MA)ECONOMICSUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)1977
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (B.ED)ARTSUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)1975
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
01/07/2013 - TO DATESENIOR LECTURERTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2008 - 2011COUNTRY MANAGER- YEMENWORLDBANK (BELGIUM)
2005 - 2008COUNTRY MANAGER- PAPUA NEW GUINEAWORLDBANK (BELGIUM)
2002 - 2005LEAD OPERATIONS OFFICER/ACTING COUNTRY MANAGER, TANZANIAWORLDBANK (TANZANIA)
1997 - 2002SENIOR ECONOMIST, USAWORLD BANK (UNITED STATES)
1987 - 1997INDUSTRIAL ECONOMIST, USAWORLD BANK (UNITED STATES)
1982 - 1987ECONOMIST, USAWORLDBANK (UNITED STATES)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
I am passionate about studies in general economics and implications of economic behavior on society, environment and sustainable development.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
Fostering Social Cohesion for Regional IntegrationSocial Cohesion and Regional Integration
Master Plan for Homa Bay County Fish Industrial ClusterFishing, Business and Industrial Clustering
Review of Kenyan Coffee Value ChainBusiness, Policy and Supply Chain
Challenges Facing Foreign Direct Investment in KenyaForeign Direct Investment (FDI)
Yemen Joint Social and Economic Assessment: Services and Institutional Infrastructure Disaster and Conflict Management
Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge System: The Case of Ramogi Hill, KenyaIndigenous Knowledge, Biodiversity and Knowledge Management
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Ateng’, B. A. (2009). Republic of Yemen - Country assistance strategy for the period FY 2010-2013. Washington, DC: World Bank. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2009/04/10531688/republic-yemen-country-assistance-strategy-period-fy-2010-2013.
- Ateng’, B. A. (2007). Papua New Guinea - Country assistance strategy. Washington, DC: World Bank. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2007/11/8781964/papua-new-guinea-country-assistance-strategy
- Ateng’, B. A. and Arunga, R. (October 2017). Constraints to Foreign Direct Investment Inflows to Kenya: Stakeholders’ Perspective, International Journal of Education and Research, Vol. 5, No. 10, Contemporary Research Center - CRC Publications. http://www.ijern.com/journal/2017/October-2017/01.pdf
- Shisia, E. W., Ateng’, B. A. and Nelima, F. (June 2018). Linkages Between Sustainable Biodiversity and Cultural Values: A Case Study of Ramogi Hill Forest and Its Environment, Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Volume 9, No. 12 (2018), The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE). http://www.ijern.com/journal/2017/September-2017/04.pdf
- Ateng’, B. A. (September 1993). Constraints to Diversification in Bangladesh: A Survey of Farmers’ Views, The Quarterly Journal of The Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Volume XXI, No. 3, Dhaka. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40795476
- Ateng’, B. A. and Nelima, F. (September 2017). Economic Performance in East Africa: Perceived Impact on Subjective Wellbeing, International Journal of Education and Research, Vol. 5, No. 9, Contemporary Research Center - CRC Publications. https://www.ijern.com/September-2017.php
- Ateng’, B. A. (March 1987). Food Marketing Activities of Low-Income Households, in J. Price Gittinger, et al. (editors). Food Policy: Integrating Supply, Distribution and Consumption, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/891971468740987036/Food-policy-integrating-supply-distribution-and-consumption
- Ateng’, B. A., Shisia, E. W. and Nelima, F. (September 2017). Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge System: The Case of Ramogi Hill, Kenya, International Journal of Education and Research, Vol. 5, No. 9, Contemporary Research Center - CRC Publications. https://www.ijern.com/September-2017.php
- Ateng’, B. A., Aduda, K. W. and Nelima, F. (September 2017). Foreign Direct Investment Destination in Kenya: Bench Marking the Causal Factors, International Journal of Education and Research, Vol. 5, No. 9, Contemporary Research Center - CRC Publications. https://www.ijern.com/September-2017.php
- Ateng’, B. A. and Arunga, R. (October 2017). Constraints to Foreign Direct Investment Inflows to Kenya: Stakeholders’ Perspective, International Journal of Education and Research, Vol. 5, No. 10, Contemporary Research Center - CRC Publications. https://www.ijern.com/October-2017.php
- Ateng’, B. A. (1999). Bangladesh - Fourth Fisheries Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/1999/06/440615/bangladesh-fourth-fisheries-project
- Ateng’, B. A. (March 1978). Science and Technology for Rural Development: Increase of Productivity of Rural Population, in Science and Technology for Development in C.P.M. Khamala (editor). Science and Technology for Development: Proceedings of a seminar of the Kenya National Academy for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya. http://www.iucat.iu.edu/iuk/1499859
COURSES TAUGHT
Course Name Brief Description Period
Intermediate MicroeconomicsThis course explores fundamentals of microeconomics theory, focusing on the behavior of individuals and firms, and their interaction in and with the market. It further considers the effects of government policies, market power and externalities on market efficiency.2013 - TO-DATE
Intermediate MacroeconomicsThe course provides learners with detailed knowledge of principal theoretical models used in macroeconomics,especially covering the debates and controversies of recent years. It exposes students to tools used in macroeconomic theory to analyze ongoing macroeconomic debates, theories and models that the learners can then use in investigating and answering some of the most complex questions of modern macroeconomics.2013 - TO-DATE
Development StudiesTheories, models and emerging issues in development, with particular emphasis on sustainable development in emerging economies.2013 - TO-DATE
Economic Growth and DevelopmentThe course exposes learners to economic growth theories and models, factors inhibiting growth in different types of economies, causes and impacts of growth and development among nations, International Trade and its impacts on the economies of nations.2013 - TO-DATE
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NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY APPOINTMENTS/RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Member, Monetary Policy Committee, Central Bank of Kenya – August 24th, 2018 to date
  2. Chairman, Board of Directors, Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited – January 2014 to January 2017
  3. ·         Member, Board of Management, Bondo Mixed Secondary School – February 2016 to date
  4. ·         Patron, Kirongo Primary School, Homa Bay County
  5. ·         Elder, Nairobi Central SDA Church

 

CONSULTANCIES 

I have served as a consultant to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, World Bank, National Economic and Social Council of Kenya, Kenya Coffee Producers Association, and Homa Bay County Government in recent times.


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