Lackson Daniel Mudenda
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Lackson Daniel Mudenda was born in Copperbelt Province of Zambia in 1986, raised mostly by his lovely mum as dad died when he was 4. He did most of his education in Zambia, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics in 2009 at the University of Zambia; a Master of Business Administration at Copperbelt University (Zambia) in 2013. After working for Bank of Zambia (the central bank) and Zambia Revenue Authority for close to a total of 5-years, he then moved to northern Sweden to study for MSc Economics at Umeå University which he completed in 2016.
Lackson is a crazy fan of motorsport especially formula 1. Fun fact, he's known to get his priorities upside down when there is an F1 race live on TV, to an extent that he can shun any other event regardless of importance! He also blogs on his page lamdENOMICS about all pedestrian economic issues but more so about his academic journey: challenges and awesome experiences.
First Generation Story
Lackson D. Mudenda is a first generation son to attend Ph.D. education, let alone to attend a higher level of education abroad. His parents had the basic education that enabled him to have a comfortable life, as in to be able to attend school and live a somewhat normal life. Having witnessed the ills of poverty first hand, education was always emphasized as an important element to have in life by his mother. It is mostly these poverty experiences that provided him the impetus to pursue studies in economics. His vision is to advance the economics debate on Africa's development and thus his interests lie in Development Economics, Public Economics, and International Economics. His hope is that when he's done with his Ph.D. studies, he will make his mother proud and happy but also that he will be a great resource to Zambia and Africa.