Stephen Kirama [Cert (Philososphy); B.A (hons); M.A; and PhD in Economics] is a Research Fellow at EfD Tanzania and Lecturer at the Department of Economics University of Dar es Salaam. He has taught Public Sector Economics, Labour Economics, Economic Policy, Planning and Programming; Intermediate Macroeconomic, Health Economics, Natural Resources Economics and Quantitative Methods. His doctoral dissertation was on “The Impact of Public Spending and Growth on Poverty in Tanzania: Household Level Data Analysis”. Before joining the Department of Economics, Kirama worked as a Senior Economist at Tanzania Meteorological Agency under the then Ministry of Communications and Transport.
- Public Spending
- Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development (EE&ESD)
- Poverty Analysis; Environmental Economics
- Fisheries Economics and Forestry
- Energy Economics: Biofuels and Small Hydropower Plants
- Park Pricing and Wildlife Management
He is currently working on: Optimal Park Pricing; The Socioeconomic Impact on Rural Electrification in Tanzania; and Management of Hydropower Plants in Southern Highland Tanzania: Identifying the Strengths, Weaknesses, Challenges and Needs.