Five College African Studies Program

Mwangi wa Githinji

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics
University of Massachusetts

Office: Thompson 902
Telephone: (413) 545 1373

Degree: Ph.D., California at Riverside (1997).

Research Interests: Development, Environmental and Marxian Economics.

Courses include: Post-Independence African Economic Development; Globalization and Agrarian Change

Selected Publications: Ten Millionaires and Ten Million Beggars: A Study of Income and Development in Kenya, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, England (December 2000).

“Income, Working Standards and Labor Mobility: Planning for an Integrated African Economy” (with Patrick Mason) in Sylvain Boko and Diery Seck (eds) Nepad and the Future of Economic Policy in Africa, African World Press, New Jersey (forthcoming 2007)

“Untying the Gordian Knot: The Question of Land Reform in Ethiopia” (with Gebru Mersha), in A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi (ed.) Land Policies, Poverty Reduction and Public Action, Routledge Press, (January 2007).

“Deconstructing the Peasantry: Class and Development in Rural Kenya” (with S. Cullenberg) Critical Sociology, Volume 29, Issue 1, April 2003 pp. 67-88.

“Income Distribution and Dualism: The Case of Kenya,” Review of Development Economics, October 2000, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 326-339.

Languages: Gikuyu, Kiswahili, English.

Geographic focus: Eastern and Southern Africa.