Corti Paul is a Research Fellow 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

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted Ugandan businesses? Results from a business climate survey

This special issue of the Uganda Business Climate Index examines the effect of the risk presented by COVID-19 pandemic on Uganda’s businesses. The report indicates that that small and medium businesses have experienced the largest effects of the risk associated with COVID-19 compared to large scale businesses. In addition, agriculture enterprises have been worst hit due to challenges of accessing inputs arising from transport restrictions and the ban on weekly markets, as well as due to the lost demand and the shift from consumption of fresh agricultural produce to dry rations.

Income tax evasion in Uganda

This paper estimates the baseline amount of tax owed by comparing income amounts to reported on the 2015/16Uganda Revenue Authority income tax returns with similar income amounts households reported on the 2015/16 Uganda National Panel Survey

 Closure of the Rwanda-Uganda Border and the delay in seasonal rainfall affects the business climate

The Business Climate Index (BCI) declined by more than eleven basis points from 107.02 in the previous quarter (October-December 2018) to 95.61 in the current quarter (January-March 2019)

Attracting Investments Using Tax Incentives in Uganda: The Effective Tax Rates
This study examines the tax burden of various tax incentives schemes operational in Uganda by estimating the effective marginal tax rates (EMTR) and effective average tax rates (EATR). 
Positioning Tea as a Priority Commodity for  Uganda’s Agro-industrialisation

This paper analayses the relationship between the Integrated Agro industrialisation Model and the tea value chain, the current status of tea with respect to manufacturing and proposes key reforms to ensure a sustainable tea sector. 

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Corti Paul Lakuma

Paul Corti LakumaResearch Fellow


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