Christian Kaghoma BITSS CatalystEconomics

Christian Kamala Kaghoma has a PhD in Economics and he is currently working with the Université Catholique de Bukavu (UCB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where he has been teaching for more than a decade. He is currently a Senior Lecturer (Professeur Associé) and the Dean of the faculty of Economics and Management at UCB. Kamala’s main areas of research include Public Economics, Environmental Economics, Human resources Economics, Development microeconomics, Applied Macroeconomics, Applied econometrics, and research methodology. His work focuses on child welfare related to water and sanitation access, poverty dynamics, social mobility and intergenerational (multidimensional) welfare transmission with emphasis on African countries. He is currently working on youth employment, entrepreneurship, and internal migration in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), his country. His experience in social research has convinced him on the necessity of insuring intellectual integrity in research. As a BITSS’s Catalyst, he believes he can be one of the pioneers in the promotion of transparency in social research and make sure that the latter serves to highlight public policies.