Dr. Charles RURANGA

Academic rank: 
School of Economics
College of Business and Economics(CBE)
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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.

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