Dr. Mark Lungu(Ph.D)Member
Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in Economics...
Dr.Mark Lungu is an accomplished economist with 15 years work experience in a central bank and extensive knowledge in research, economics, banking and finance, econometrics, research techniques, macroeconomic analysis, organization, econometric model building and database management. He obtained Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in Economics at the University of Wales, Bangor, UK.He has broader knowledge of the macroeconomic, monetary and financial issues. His interests are research in macroeconomic policy, monetary policy and financial sector. In 2010, he originated a strong paper on impact of the global economic crisis on developing countries which was presented at the Association of the African Central Banks Governor’s Assembly (AACB).His other accomplishments include publication of a number of papers in the macroeconomics area with strong recommendations on monetary and macroeconomic policy direction. He also designed the inflation and capacity utilization survey questionnaire as one way of advancing a forward looking framework to monetary policy in Malawi. This is the tool that is being used by the Reserve Bank of Malawi up to now. In 2010, he was responsible for designing of the Monetary Policy Paper for the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) which is the standard paper being used by the Committee up to date.
Dr. Lungu has vast experience working in both local and international organizations including his attachment at the Norges Bank in 2010.Since then he has been instrumental in designing of and implementation of a project on collecting data in Informal Cross Border Trade (ICBT) between Malawi and its neighboring countries.He also serves as a coordinator of a collaborative research program between University of Malawi and Reserve Bank of Malawi which involves teaching arrangements of members of staff at the University. He is a visiting lecturer of Economics at Chancellor College, an editor of the Malawi Journal of Economics (MAJE), African development Review and International Journal for Economics. He is currently a member of the Governing Council of the University of Lilongwe.