Ben Kaluwa, received a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University of Malawi in 1975 with joint majors in economics and sociology. In 1978 he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and a Masters’ Degree in Quantitative Economics in 1979 from the University of East Anglia, UK. In 1986 he obtained a PhD degree in economics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His teaching career at the University of Malawi has been in diverse areas of economics as have been his research and publications.
His publications have appeared in international refereed journals and books and as monographs and books. Areas covered include: macroeconomic policy and employment; performance of structural adjustment and privatisation policies; agricultural market liberalisation; performance of out-grower schemes; performance of manufacturing firms and of state-owned enterprises; urbanisation; demand for urban services, health insurance and infant foods.