Njuguna Ndungu

N_Ndungu_120_001Prof. Njuguna S. Ndungu (born 1960) is the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya since 2007.
Prof Ndungu is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Nairobi and holds a PhD in economics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics from the University of Nairobi.
Prior to his appointment as Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Prof. Ndungu was the Director of Training at the African Economic Research Consortium. He has lectured in advanced economic theory and econometrics at the University of Nairobi, where he earned the title of Associate Professor of Economics. He also worked as the Regional Programme Specialist for the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada; and at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) as a Principal Analyst/Researcher and Head of the Macroeconomic and Economic Modelling Division.
Prof. Ndungu has had extensive research and teaching work in various fields of economics, including macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics and poverty reduction. A long-time researcher and trainer with the AERC and MEFMI network, he has published in international journals as well as chapters in various books on economic policy issues, inflation, interest rate and exchange rate issues, financial management, public sector growth, external debt, financial liberalization in Anglophone Africa, structural adjustment, as well as on employment and labour market issues.