Louis Kasekende is Chief Economist of the African Development Bank (ADB). As Chief Economist, he is the Bank's spokesperson on socio-economic and development issues of importance for Africa. He supervises the Development Research Department, the Statistics Department and the African Development Institute. He holds a PhD in Econometrics and MA in Economics from University of Manchester, UK; as well as a BA Economics degree from Makerere University, Uganda. Prior to joining the ADB, Louis Kasekende was Deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda. He worked for 17 years in the Bank of Uganda in several capacities, including as Director of Research Department and Executive Director with responsibility for Research and Policy. From 2002 to 2004, he was Executive Director, representing 22 African countries, on the Executive Board of the World Bank, USA. He has also served as a lecturer in Economics in Makerere University, Uganda, where he also supervised MA dissertations in a wide range of areas.
Louis Kasekende's extensive research focuses both on macroeconomic and fi nancial policies. His main work concerns the fi nancial and capital account liberalisations and the structural adjustment programs. He has also published on regional trade agreements and exchange rate policy management. He is a member of the network of economists under the African Economic Research Consortium.