Laura Nelima Barasa holds a PhD in Economics from Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Barasa is a lecturer at the University of Nairobi's School of Economics, teaching Econometrics. Barasa’s research interests include innovation, agriculture, poverty, and education in low income countries. Barasa has published in leading journals such as Research policy. She is a European Investment Bank-Global Development Network (EIB-GDN) Applied Development Finance fellow.


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Barasa, L.  2020.  Teacher Quality and Mathematics Performance in Primary Schools in Kenya. African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. 24(1):53-64.


Kehinde, M, Barasa L.  2019.  Absorptive capacity, marketing capabilities and innovation commercialization in Nigeria. European Journal of Innovation Management. 22(5):790-821.
Barasa, L, Kimuyu P, Vermeulen P, Knoben J, Kinyanjui B.  2019.  Innovation and efficiency in manufacturing firms in sub-Saharan Africa. European Journal of Innovation Management. 22(1):59-83.


Kiiru, J, Barasa L.  2018.  Securing inclusive growth: Mentorship, youth employment and employment creation in Kenya. M. Ramutsindela, & D. Mickler ed., Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals. , Cham: Springer
Barasa, L.  2018.  Corruption, transaction costs, and innovation in Africa. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development. 10(7):811-821..


Barasa, L, Kimuyu P, Vermeulen P, Knoben J, Kinyanjui B.  2017.  Institutions, resources and innovation in East Africa: A firm level approach. Research Policy. 46:280-291.


Oladipo, R, Ikimari L, Kiplang’at J, Barasa L.  2015.  General research methods. , Nairobi: Oxford University Press East Africa


Barasa, L.  2013.  Policy initiatives to promote women’s access to higher education in Kenya. C. Sehoole, & J. Knight ed., Internationalization of African Higher Education - Towards Achieving the MDG's (pp. 93-113). , Rotterdam: Sense Publishers


Barasa, L.  2011.  Economic impact of relocating hawkers from Nairobi central business district to the new Ngara market. International Journal of Professional Practice. 2(2):149-156.

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