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Dr. Benjamin Musiita

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Dr. Benjamin Musiita
Lecturer
PhD in Econ.,MA.Econ(MUK),PGDME(UMI),PGDBE(MUBS),BAEcon(MUK)

Dr. Benjamin Musiita is a Lecturer at Bishop Stuart University, Department of Economics, Statistics and Tourism ManagementFaculty of Business, Economics, and Governance. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Nelson Mandela University (NMU), a Master’s Degree in Arts in Economic Policy and Management from Makerere University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Education from Makerere University Business School and a Bachelors Degree in Arts in Economics from Makerere University.

Dr. Benjamin has won grants with a team of economists at Makerere University Business School (MUBS), Mbarara campus and he participated in carrying out contracts on “Examination of Critical Challenges and Opportunities in Promoting Domestic Trade in Agro-Industrial Products in Uganda” andUganda’s Industrial Sector Development and Agenda in View of the Global Dynamics with senior Economist”. He also examined the contribution of interactive approaches on pupils’ level of English proficiency whilst finding out whether the project was relevant, appropriate and effective in addressing pupils’ needs in Rweibare and Rwobugoigo primary schools in Kashare sub-county.

He has taught Macroeconomics, industrial and Labour Economics, Microeconomics, Development Economics, Mathematical Economics, Trade and regional cooperation and many others in economic-related fields. He also has skills in data analysis using STATA and SPSS Software packages where he has mastered how to analyze business performance and advised many business and entrepreneurial associates.

  1. PhD in Economics, Nelson Mandela University (2021-2023)
  2. Masters in Economic Policy and Management from Makerere University (2017-2019)
  3. Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute (2018-2019)
  4. Postgraduate Diploma in Business Education from Makerere University Business School (2017-2019)
  5. Bachelors in Economics from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda (August 2011-May 2014)
  1. Musiita, B., Kijjambu, F. N., Katarangi, A. K., Kahangane, G., & Akampwera, S. (2023). Uganda’s Debt Sustainability: Testing The Efficacy of Debt Overhang Theory. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies15(4 (J)), 37-54.
  2. Musiita, B., & Jeke, L. (2023). Factor Inputs and the Growth of the Manufacturing Sector among the East African Community Member States: Testing the Efficacy of the Extended Neoclassical Growth Hypothesis. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies15(4 (J)), 1-12.
  3. Kijjambu, F. N., Musiita, B., Katarangi, A. K., Kahangane, G., & Akampwera, S. (2023). Determinants of Uganda’s Debt Sustainability: The Public Debt Dynamics Model in Perspective. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies15(4 (J)), 106-124.
  4. Musiita, B., Turyareeba, D., Mugambe, K., Wamala, A., Jeke, L., & Boyi, B. (2023). Governance and the Manufacturing Sector Growth among the BRICS Nations. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies15(3 (J)), 22-33.
  5. Apire, J. P., Turyareeba, D., Olyanga, M. A., Katutsi, V. P., Musiita, B., & Wamala, A. (2023). Female Labor Force Participation and Uganda’s Economic Growth. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies15(4 (J)), 55-68.
  6. Musiita, B., Boyi, B., Kisaalita, T., Mutungi, W., & Mbabazize, R. (2023). Liquidity Management and Financial Performance of SACCOs in Bushenyi District. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies15(3 (J)), 55-69.
  7. Mpangwire, V., Musiita, B., & Akisimire, R. (2023). The Role of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) Program on Diary Farmers in Mbarara District-A Descriptive Perspective. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies15(2 (J)), 13-19.
  8. Musiita, B., Jeke, L., Turyareeba, D., Kenneth, M., Boyi, B., Kisaalita, T, & Kahangane, G. (2023). Productivity Factors and the Growth of the Manufacturing Sector among the East African Community Members States: Testing the Adequacy of the Endogenous Growth Hypothesis. American Journal of Economics7(1), 33-52.
  9. Laura, O. A. ., Saviour, B. ., Justus, A. ., & Benjamin, M. (2021). The Contribution Effect of Management Accountant’s Competence and Management Accounting Practices on Financial Performance of Manufacturing Firms. Operations Research Society of Eastern Africa10(2). Retrieved from https://orseajournal.udsm.ac.tz/index.php/orsea/article/view/119
  1. Shs 9700,000/= faculty research seed grand under the topic “The determinants of Uganda’s debt sustainability”
  2. Shs 20,000,000/= Internal Research Grant Progress Report II; Business Incubation Services and Performance of Cottage Startups in Urban Settings of Southwest Uganda
  1. Shs 10,000,000/= Cost efficiency among dry coffee processors in central and western Uganda. Funded by the GoU under Makerere University Business School
  2. Shs 5,000,000/= Assessing the contribution of operation wealth creation on farmers’ social economic welfare in Mbarara district
Professional Experience
Period Organisation Position
December 2023 to date Bishop Stuart University Lecturer
February 2023 to date Mbarara University of Science and Technology Lecturer
2014 March to January 2023 Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Assistant Lecturer
Consultancy Work
Period Role
November 2019 to December 2019 Lead, Kanaama Interactive Community Support (KICS) aims to help the people of Kashare County in South West Uganda
December 2017 to April 2018 Senior Research Fellow, Economic Policy Research Centre
November 2017 –June 2018 Senior Planner – Technology & Industry National Planning Authority