Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, PhD, is Acting Chief Economist and Vice-President at the African Development Bank. He has a long and extensive experience in economic and development research garnered at the University of Gothenburg, where he received his PhD in 1988 and later became Associate Professor. He has undertaken research collaboration at many universities, including Makerere, Nairobi, Lusaka, Helsinki and Cornell. He has been external examiner at University of Cape Town, Stockholm’s Handelshogskolan, Lund University and Dar es Salaam. He was a Senior Economist at the IMF and a Fellow and Project Director at the World Institute of Development Economics Research of the UN University, based in Helsinki.
At the African Development Bank he has been Director of Research, Regional Director of East Africa (B), Director of Policy, Lead Economist and Head of the Extended Mission to Zimbabwe, and, during his first tenure at the Bank in the early 1990s, he was a Senior Economist. His latest publication is a debate article for the Society of International Development Journal entitled: “Banana Out of Republic? On the Political Economy of Africa’s Transformation.”
He was born and raised in Uganda but also holds Swedish nationality.