Nicholas Mbaya Odhiambo

Nicholas Mbaya Odhiambo was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2021. As a fellow, Nicholas Mbaya Odhiambo contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Cultural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences

Prof Nicholas M. Odhiambo holds a PhD (Economics) degree from the University of Stellenbosch. His research profile is broad, rich and multifaceted. His research has made a significant contribution to the scholarly body of knowledge. In the past 22 years, he has published a number of papers in various international journals. Of these publications, more than 330 articles have been published in more than 140 reputable/peer-reviewed/refereed journals. Prof Odhiambo is currently ranked among the top economics authors in the world by IDEAS/RePEc, the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics (hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, USA). According to RePEc/IDEAS (August 2022), he is ranked number two in South Africa and number three in Africa based on a number of criteria. He is also the second most-cited economics author in Africa, based on the number of Citations, Weighted by the Number of Authors. Internationally, Prof Odhiambo is currently ranked number 31 worldwide by RePEc/IDEAS (as of November 2022) based on the Number of Works. His Google Scholar h-index and i10-index are currently 48 and 164, respectively with total citations of 10110; while his Scopus h-Index, based on 260 publications, is 30 (November 2022). Prof Odhiambo, who is also a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, is currently serving as Associate Editor: Journal of African Development. He is also a member of International Advisory Board/Editorial Board Member of seven internationally recognised journals. He has also served as Guest Editor for Energy Exploration & Exploitation; Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events; Telecommunications Policy; and African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences (AJEMS). Prof Odhiambo is currently serving as Professor of Economics and Head of Macroeconomic Policy Analysis research programme at the University of South Africa (UNISA) – a programme which he developed in 2012.