Corti Paul is a Research Analyst at the Macroeconomic department at the Economic Policy research Centre.  His research interest is mainly in the Micro foundations of Macroeconomics by modelling the real business cycle, consumption, investment, monetary and fiscal policy, asset pricing, oil and gas, growth and the financial sector using the Dynamics Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) Model.  Beyond Macroeconomics, Mr. Lakuma is an enthusiast of Panel data and duration dependency analyses and has written extensively on employment, public finance and the politics of budgeting to that effect. Previously, Mr. Lakuma worked as a Program Manager with UMC in the East Africa Annual Conference where he oversaw many poverty alleviation and leadership development programs in Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda. Prior to being named to his current position in September 2013, Mr. Lakuma received a MSc. Economics from University of Essex, United Kingdom; his dissertation involved use of Time series Econometrics to calibrate Market Power Indices to study competition in the American Oil Industry.

In his spare time, Mr. Lakuma plays basketball.

Corti Paul Lakuma: publications

Supermarkets struggle to stay in business in Uganda dampening the business climate

This issue of the Uganda Business Climate Index (BCI) explores the struggle by super markets to stay in business, looks into the business climate by sector, challenges in doing business as well a the future business outlook for the period between July and September 2017.

Crop destroying army worm caterpillars curtails improvement in the business environment

The Business Climate Index (BCI) improved by 5.07 percentage point to 93.05 during the January – March 2017 quarter  from 87.97 in the October – December 2016 quarter. Despite this improvement, the conditions for doing business remain below potential. This is the seventh consecutive quarter that the BCI has indicated unfavourable business performance and is largely explained by poor performance of the agriculture sector.

Macroeconomic Effects of Mobile Money in Uganda

This paper examines the effects of mobile money, a rather new innovation in Uganda’s financial sector landscape on aggregate economic activity and other macroeconomic variables

Urban areas in Uganda are increasingly facing competition for their resources in the face of rising population. More than one out of every five Ugandans are residing in urban areas and the urban population is expected to triple in next two decades.

The East African drought subdues expected improvement in the business environment (October - December 2016)

This is the sixth consecutive quarter that the business climate index has indicated unfavourable business performance and points to persistent vulnerabilities and uncertainties in the business environment.

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Corti Paul Lakuma

Paul Corti LakumaResearch Fellow


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