Jacob Musila, PhD

Dr. Musila completed his Ph.D. in economics at Dalhousie University in 1998. He worked as economist for the Department of Finance of Nova Scotia from 1998 to 2001 and spent the Academic Year 1999-00 as a visiting scholar at the University of Malawi. Prior to his doctorate he worked as economist for the Kenyan Government. Dr. Musila joined Athabasca University in September 2001.

Selected Refereed Journal Articles

  • Musila, J. W. and Z. Yiheyis, “An Evaluation of the Impact of Trade Openness on Growth: the Case of Kenya.” Journal of Policy Modelling, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 342-354, March – April 2015
  • Musila, J. W. and S. P. Sigué, “Corruption and International Trade: An Empirical Investigation of African Countries,”  The World Economy, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 129-146, January 2010
  • Musila, J. W., “The Intensity of Trade Creation and Trade Diversion in COMESA, ECCAS, and ECOWAS: a Comparative Analysis,” Journal of African Economies, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 117-141, March 2005
  • Musila, J. W. and U. L. G. Rao,“A Forecasting Model of the Kenyan Economy,” Economic Modelling, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 801-814, November 2002
  • Musila, J. W., “Exchange Rate Changes and Trade Balance Adjustments in Malawi,” Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 69-85, April 2002
  • Musila, J. W., “A Macroeconometric Model of the Malawian Economy,” Economic Modelling, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 295-330, March 2002
  • International Economics
  • Economic Development
  • Econometric Modeling

Teaching Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • International Trade & Finance
  • Money & Banking

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