Corti Paul is a Research Analyst at the Macroeconomic department at the Economic Policy research Centre.  His research interest is mainly in the Micro foundations of Macroeconomics by modelling the real business cycle, consumption, investment, monetary and fiscal policy, asset pricing, oil and gas, growth and the financial sector using the Dynamics Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) Model.  Beyond Macroeconomics, Mr. Lakuma is an enthusiast of Panel data and duration dependency analyses and has written extensively on employment, public finance and the politics of budgeting to that effect. Previously, Mr. Lakuma worked as a Program Manager with UMC in the East Africa Annual Conference where he oversaw many poverty alleviation and leadership development programs in Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda. Prior to being named to his current position in September 2013, Mr. Lakuma received a MSc. Economics from University of Essex, United Kingdom; his dissertation involved use of Time series Econometrics to calibrate Market Power Indices to study competition in the American Oil Industry.

In his spare time, Mr. Lakuma plays basketball.

Corti Paul Lakuma: publications

Linking budgets to plans in a constrained resource and institutional environment: The Case of Uganda

The enactment of Uganda’s first National Development Plan has largely been marked by poor implementation of its activities, leading to poor budget outcomes.

Business climate deteriorates further as fears of the South Sudan conflict grips businesses in Uganda (April - June 2016)

The Uganda business climate index (UBCI) declined to 79.2 from 93.5, a persistence of the negative sentiment registered in last quarter (January – March 2016) and the worst decline since 2012. The negative sentiment in the business environment could be emanating from a number of sources such as; lag effects of the electoral cycle, the adverse effects of exchange rate depreciation and the re-ignition of political strife in South Sudan - a major export destination.

In light of the likely negative impacts of gambling, the industry needs to be strictly controlled, well regulated and effectively policed. Presently, the gambling industry is regulated by the National Lotteries Board (NLB) and is guided by the National Lotteries Act of 1967, the Gaming and Pool Betting (Control and Taxation) Act of 1968, and an addendum of statutory guidelines introduced in 2012/13.

The negative sentiment in the business environment was largely driven by some persistent challenges in doing business and some new emerging ones.

Socio-Economic Effects of Gambling: Evidence from Kampala City Uganda

The paper explores the socio-economic implications of the gambling industry on welfare and the economy, level of participation and adequacy and effectiveness of the regulatory framework in Kampala City.

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Corti Paul Lakuma

Paul Corti LakumaResearch Analyst

Email: plakuma@eprcug.org


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