Dr. Caroline Kariuki is a lecturer in the Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences where she teaches economics and econometrics. She is also the Director of Educational Development in Strathmore University, where she is engaged in matters concerning curriculum design, development, implementation, as well as the evaluation and review in teaching and learning. Prior to her role as Director of Educational Development, Caroline was the Academic Director in the Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Caroline holds a PhD in Economics from Curtin University, Australia, and her research examined the determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in African countries. She also holds a master’s in Accounting and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Financial Planning from Curtin University. Before joining Strathmore, Caroline was in Australia where she worked in the financial planning industry and also taught economics at Curtin University and Edith Cowan University.
Caroline enjoys collaborative research and has co-authored several papers, which have been presented at the Kenya Bankers Association Annual Conference. These papers have been on matters pertaining to commercial banks’ sectoral credit expansion in Kenya, the relationship between financial inclusion and financial stability and the responsiveness of commercial banks’ sectoral credit supply to changes in credit demand expectations. Further, Caroline has co-authored a book chapter with her colleagues in the University on public wealth management and distribution in Kenya’s extractives sector. She has also worked with one of her research students to publish a book chapter on weather variability and sectoral output in Kenya. Caroline also has an interest in carrying out research related to well-being and got a chance to work on research about migration, remittances and quality of life of those staying behind in Ethiopia. She carried out this research when she was a visiting research fellow at University of Sussex.