Ibrahim Kasirye joined the Centre as Young Professional in 2002, re-joining the Centre as Research Fellow in 2010 and has risen through the ranks to become Principal Research Fellow effective November 2013.

Dr Kasirye was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Development Economics at the University of Manchester-UK in 2011 and has extensive experience in micro analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and national household surveys. He has researched and published in the areas of gender, health, education, food security and socioeconomic aspects of HIV/AIDS.

Some of his past research has been presented at the annual Centre for Study of African Economics (CSAE) conference at the University of Oxford and UN-WIDER Institute of Development Economic Research (UN-WIDER) in Helsinki, Finland.

Dr. Kasirye is also a recipient of a number of grants from the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC); and the Centre for Environment Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA).

Ibrahim Kasirye: publications

Education, Marriage, Fertility and Labour Market Experiences of Young Women in Uganda: Evidence From a Qualitative Assessment

Using qualitative methodologies, this paper explores the inter linkages between the transitions from school to work or motherhood and/or marriage and the ensuing effects on future labour market outcomes and choices.

Drivers for Early Labour Market Transitions of Young Women in Uganda: Evidence from the 2015 School to Work Transition Survey

This paper jointly estimates the drivers of key life cycle decisions of educational attainment, marriage age, age of first birth and age at first entry into the labour market for young women in Uganda aged 15-24 years.

Early Labour Market Transitions of Young Women in Uganda

Using the School to Work Transition Surveys (SWTS 2013 and 2015) and the Demographic and Health Surveys (2006 and 2011) for Uganda, this paper descriptively explores links between educational attainment, age of marriage and child-birth and labour market outcomes for young people (15-24 years of age).

Tobacco Control in Uganda: An analysis of the impact of taxation on consumption patterns

This study analyses the trends in tobacco consumption in relation to potential tobacco tax policy changes in Uganda. Specifically, we examine the tobacco consumption patterns and simulate the likely impact on consumption of changes in tobacco taxation in the short run (3 years) and the long run (10 years).

Using taxation to control Tobacco consumption in Uganda

The brief underscores the need to make regular, consistent and uniform adjustments to the tobacco tax structure.

Ibrahim Kasirye

Ibrahim Kasirye

Principal Research Fellow
ikasirye@eprcug.org

 

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