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Bio

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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Publications


2020

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.

2019

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.

2018

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..

2017

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.

2015

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

2013

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

2011

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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