The Centre is a platform endorsing evidence-based high quality research in economics and finance, with an emphasis on social and economic themes relevant to developing countries. The Centre has as such consolidated three field-based spheres of research excellence, namely; Financial Economics, Development Economics and Quantitative Finance. The Centre aims to strengthen and support these spheres and as such, we are structuring the required research teams around these to ensure their development as vigorous output-generating vehicles for the Centre. We are also devoting major efforts to increasing leadership in these teams, in order to maximize synergies amongst team members.


The Centre’s mission is “to be as a hub of academic and research excellence through production and promotion of robust research output and high quality analyses directed at providing relevant input in Kenya’s policymaking”.

To achieve this, the Centre boasts of a diverse pool of faculty with both academic and industry experience, and motivated student members, to facilitate research in a wide spectrum of areas in economics and finance.


The Centre’s vision is “to be a leading institution that through its faculty and students has a perceptible impact on society through its high regard for scholarship and discovery in Applied Economics”.

Centre for Applied Economics: cae@strathmore.edu