Isaac M. Mbiti

Member, Science Board
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

IsaacM. Mbiti is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the FrankBatten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Prior to his appointment at theBatten School, Mbiti was an Assistant Professor of Economics at SouthernMethodist University and served as a Martin Luther King Visiting AssistantProfessor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

His research has focused broadly on African economic development with particular interests in examining the role of education policies such as free primary education and teacher performance pay programs, as well as the potential for new technologies (especially mobile phones) to spur the development process.

His ongoing research projects inEast and West Africa evaluate various policies that aim to improve the livelihoods of African youth through training programs.