PhD Student

About

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  • Website:

    http://www.lacksonmudenda.com
  • Office Hours:

    Office Hours: M/W/F 10;00-11:00AM
  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • PhD Student
    • Graduate Teaching Instructor
  • Concentration:

    • Macroeconomics
    • Development
    • Applied Microeconomics
    • Public
  • Department:

    • Economics
  • Education:

    • BA Econ. & Stats. (University of Zambia, Zambia)
    • MBA (Copperbelt University, Zambia)
    • MSc Econ. (Umeå University, Sweden)
  • Curriculum Vitae:

Biography

Lackson was born in Copperbelt Province of Zambia and raised mostly by his lovely mom. 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 the 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 embarked on his Ph.D. journey in the US during the fall semester of 2018 and he should be winding up by May 2023, fingers crossed!

Having witnessed the ills of poverty firsthand, his mother emphasized the importance of education. His life's experiences provided him the impetus to pursue studies in Economics as Econ stood as a field that would provide answers to some of society's puzzles. His vision is to advance the economic debate on Africa's development. Therefore, his interests lie in Macroeconomics, Development Economics, Public Economics, and International Economics. Lackson also loves cars and is a fan of motorsport.

First Generation Story

Lackson is a first-generation Ph.D. student. His parents had the basic education that enabled him to have a relatively comfortable/normal life (i.e., to be able to attend school and live a somewhat normal life). His biggest inspiration is his mom, who, despite having little education, was able to raise three wonderful boys all by herself as his dad died when Lackson was only about 4 years old. With both parents having a humble education, they truly emphasized the power of education. Completing his Ph.D. will make his mother & family so proud.

Courses

  • ECON335 Introduction to Econometrics

    Syllabus

    This course is an undergraduate-level introduction to econometrics in which the tools of economic theory, mathematics, and statistical inference are applied to the analysis of economic phenomena using R statistical software.

  • ECON304 Intermediate Macroeconomics

    Syllabus

    This course builds upon the concepts learned in principles of macroeconomics to develop a more in-depth comprehension of the theoretical foundations and apply those models to real-world analysis.