Dr. Charles RURANGA

Academic rank: 
Lecturer
School: 
School of Economics
College: 
College of Business and Economics(CBE)
Phone: 
(+250) 788 484 421
E-mail: 
cruranga@ur.ac.rw
cruranga@gmail.com
Educational Background: 
2017 : PhD in Statistics (Econometrics), Makerere University, Uganda 2007 : MSc in Economics with two specializations : Econometrics and international economics and finance, University of Montreal, Canada 2001 : BSc in Economics, National University of Rwanda, Rwanda Current Position : Director of African Centre of Excellence in Data Science (ACE-DS) & Lecturer in Department of Applied Statistics, College of Business and Economics, University of Rwanda.
Research Interests and area of expertise : 
Economics using econometric techniques Statistics and data Science Policy analysis Teaching Modules/courses taught at university are Econometrics I and II, Policy Analysis, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics, Statistical software, Advanced Econometrics.
Publications: 

1. Ruranga, C., Mugenzi, M. and Mutabazi, A. (2018). Spatial price transmission analysis in beans and rice markets of Rwanda. Rwanda Handbook of Economic and Social Policy, Chapter 13, Vol. 1, Pages 397- 419, Jönköping International Business School, January 2018.

2. Ruranga, C. and Mutabazi, A. (2015). Food Prices Transmission in Rwanda : Econometric Analysis. Rwanda Journal, Series B : Social Sciences (ISSN 2305-2678 (Print) ; ISSN 2305-5944), 2 (1):019-029. DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/rj.v2i1.3B

3. Ruranga, C., Ocaya, B. and Kaberuka, W. (2014). VAR Analysis of Economic Growth, Domestic Investment, Foreign Direct Investment, Domestic Savings and Trade in Rwanda. Greener Journal of Economics and Accountancy (ISSN : 2276-7762), 3 (2) : 030- 041 ; July 2014.

4. Ruranga, C., Ocaya, B. and Kaberuka, W. (2014). Analysis of Rwandan Economic Performance Before and After the 1994 Genocide. African Journal of Economic Review (ISSN 1821-8148), 2(2) : 001-018 ; July 2014.

5. Ocaya, B., Ruranga, C. and Kaberuka, W. (2013). Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Rwanda : A Time Series Analysis, Journal of Business Management and Corporate Affairs (ISSN 2354-3469), 2(1) : 11-18 ; January 2013.

6. Ocaya, B., Ruranga, C. and Kaberuka, W. (2012). Dynamic Relationship between Gross Domestic Product and Domestic Investment in Rwanda, World Journal of Education (ISSN 1925-0746(Print), ISSN 1925-0754(Online)), 2(6) : 79-90. December 2012.

7. Ruranga, C. (2011). Analyse des déterminants de l’épargne nationale du Rwanda. African Union Commission (AUC), Proceedings of the Second Congress of African Economists, ISSN number : 1993-6177, Vol. 1 : 17-35, November 2011. Available on http://ea.au.int/en/sites/default/files/2nd%20Congress%20Vol%201.pdf

 

Professional Achievements: 
January 2017 – current : Director African Centre of Excellence in Data Science (ACE-DS), CBE, UR June 2015 – August 2017 : Head of Department of Applied Statistics, CBE, UR November 4th, 2008 – July 2011 : Vice-Dean for Administration and Finance, Faculty of Economics and Management, NUR. 30th June 2009 – 30th June 2010 : Project Manager of NPT/RWA/053 project. Cooperation between NUFFIC, Netherlands and NUR March - December 2002 : Regional Representative of « Union des Banques Populaires du Rwanda » in Ruhengeri province