Jacob Musila, PhD

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Associate Professor, Economics

Areas of Expertise: International Trade; International Finance; Economic Modeling

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Credentials

  • PhD – Dalhousie University
  • MA - Dalhousie University
  • BA – University of Nairobi

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Biography

Dr. Jacob 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 1999-2000 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.

Dr. Musila’s research involves the use of econometric modeling and analysis to test macroeconomics theories. He has published research on a range of topics, including international trade, international finance, development and governance. He is serving as an editorial member and reviewer for several international journals and is also a regular contributor to the International Academy of African Business and Development.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Musila, J. W. (2019). Anticorruption Strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Experience and Ingredients of a Successful Strategy. Journal of African Business, 20(2), 180-194.
  • Yiheyis, Z., & Musila, J. W. (2018). The dynamics of inflation, exchange rates and the trade balance in a small economy: The case of Uganda. International Journal of Development Issues, 17(2), 246-264.
  • Musila, J. W., & Yiheyis, Z. (2015). The impact of trade openness on growth: The case of Kenya. Journal of Policy Modeling, 37(2), 342-354.
  • Musila, J. W. (2013). Does democracy have a different impact on corruption in Africa? Journal of African Business, 14(3), 162-170.
  • Musila, J. W., & Al-Zyoud, H. (2012). Exchange rate volatility and international trade flows in Sub-Saharan Africa: Empirical evidence. Journal of African Business, 13(2), 115-122.
  • Musila, J. W., & Sigué, S. P. (2010). Corruption and international trade: An empirical investigation of African countries. World Economy, 33(1), 129-146.
  • Musila, J. W., & Sigué, S. P. (2006). Accelerating foreign direct investment flow to Africa: from policy statements to successful strategies. Managerial Finance, 32(7), 577-593.
  • Wang, E., Musila, J. W., & Chowdhury, S. D. (2005). How shareholder activists pick their targets. Ivey Business Journal, November-December, 1-7.
  • Musila, J. W. (2005). The intensity of trade creation and trade diversion in COMESA, ECCAS and ECOWAS: A comparative analysis. Journal of African Economies, 14(1), 117-141.
  • Musila, J. W., & Belassi, W. (2004). The impact of education expenditures on economic growth in Uganda: evidence from time series data. The Journal of Developing Areas, 123-133.

Selected Recent Conferences Presentations

  • Musila, J. W. (2018). Anticorruption strategies in Africa: Lessons from experience and elements of a successful strategy. Presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the International Academy of African Business and Development, Durban, South Africa.
  • Musila, J. W. (2017). The impact of the Internet on firm export decisions: Evidence from Sub- Saharan Africa. Presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the International Academy of African Business and Development, Atlanta, USA.
  • Musila, J. W. (2016). Competition and quality: Evidence from exports of Kenyan beverage and tobacco product manufacturing. Presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Academy of African Business and Development, Arusha, Tanzania.
  • Musila, J. W. (2016). Remittances and export competitiveness in the SSA. Presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Academy of African Business and Development, Arusha, Tanzania.
  • Musila, J. W. (2015). Is export diversification hurting export quality in Kenya? Presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the International Academy of African Business and Development, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Musila, J. W. (2013). Growth and regional trade in Africa: Some empirical evidence. Presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the International Academy of African Business and Development, Accra, Ghana.
  • Musila, J. W. (2010). On the economic consequences of corruption in Africa: A review of the evidence and anti-corruption strategies. Presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the International Academy of African Business and Development, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Musila, J. W. (2007). Democracy and ethics, governance and corruption perception in Africa: A cross-country analysis. Presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the International Academy of African Business and Development, London, UK.
  • Musila, J. W. (2006). An empirical investigation of the relationship between openness and growth: The case of Kenya. Presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the International Academy of African Business and Development, Accra, Ghana.
  • Musila, J. W. (2005). Intra-industry trade in Kenya: Recent trends and industry comparisons. Presented at the 6th Annual Conference of the International Academy of African Business and Development, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.