Isaac Shinyekwa is the Head of Trade and Regional Integration Department. He joined EPRC in 2010 as a Research Fellow after which he was elevated to Senior Research Fellow in March 2016. Shinyekwa holds a MSc. in Natural Resource Economics from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (1999) and a PhD in Economics from Makerere University (2013).

He had prior worked as an Associate Researcher with the Centre from 2000 to 2004 on various research projects on a collaborative basis with the University of Manchester and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)'s Chronic Poverty Research Center.

Prior to his appointment as a Research Fellow, Dr. Shinyekwa worked with the Plan for Modernization of Agriculture as a Coordinator for Market Research Studies for two years.  His research and publications are in the areas of rural development and poverty, education, trade and regional integration.

Dr. Shinyekwa has conducted research collaboratively with reputable international research institutions including the Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) of Brookings Institute in the United States, Capturing the Gains Network (CtG), South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), and UN-Wider.

In the recent past, he has been involved in modelling activities using the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) ISIM-MAMS and gravity models.

Isaac M. B. Shinyekwa: publications

The Role of Economic Infrastructure in Promoting Exports of Manufactured Products: Trade Facilitation and Industrialisation in the EAC

Using data covering the period between 2001-2014, this paper estimates the impact of economic infrastructure on the exports of manufacturing products for the
East African Countries, specifically, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya

A Comparative analysis of the tourism sectors in the East African Community - the way forward for Uganda

The study seeks to answer the following question: What are the impediments to the sector and what should be done to achieve full potential? 

Country Reviews of Capacity Development: The Case of Uganda

Poorly functioning public sector institutions and weak governance are major constraints to growth and equitable development in many developing countries. This occasional paper discusses ways Uganda can address its development challenges in light of NDP and a series of poverty alleviation programmes. 

This paper examines the determinants of price differentials across 79 districts in Uganda. It identifies the main production areas for key agricultural commodities and consumption destinations.

Trade Creation and Diversion Effects of the East African Community Regional Trade Agreement: A Gravity Model Analysis
This paper investigates the potential impact of the EAC on trade creation and diversion and seeks to establish whether the EAC Regional Trade Agreement has diverted or created trade using an expanded gravity model. Using a panel data set from 2001 to 2011 on seventy countries that trade mainly with the EAC partner states, static and dynamic random effects models were estimated. Results suggest that the implementation of the EAC treaty has created trade, contrary to popular belief that South-South RTAs largely divert trade. 

Isaac M. B. Shinyekwa (PhD)

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