Yawe Bruno Lule, PhD

Associate Professor, Deputy Principal, CoBAMS
Department of Economic Theory and Analysis

Contact Information

Telephone: +256752574651 | +256773573857 |+256709783302


Office Location: Room 5.12, 5th Floor, School of Economics Building


Bruno Lule Yawe is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economic Theory and Analysis, School of Economics, Makerere University. He has taught at the School of Economics in the College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS), [formerly, Faculty of Economics and Management] Makerere University since 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) Degree of Makerere University, Master of Arts (Economics) and Doctor of Philosophy (Economics) Degrees of the University of Dar es Salaam. He currently teaches Managerial Economics; Intermediate Microeconomics; Research Methodology and Mathematical Economics to undergraduates. At the graduate level, he teaches Gender-Aware Macroeconomics; Project Planning and Management; Quantitative Methods I; Health Economics; Macroeconomics for Policy Analysis; Microeconomics; Alternative Health Systems; International Health Care Systems and Managing Health Services. His PhD thesis is titled: “Technical Efficiency and Total Factor Productivity Growth in Uganda’s District Referral Hospitals”. He has attended several short courses in Econometric and Research methods, Computing Skills and the Measurement of Efficiency in Public Sector Organizations, Climate Change Science and Modeling of Biophysical Impacts, Multi-Methods Research. He has consulted for local and international organizations in various areas. He received advanced training in Quantitative Methods, Economic Theory and elective courses in the fields of Health Economics and Financial Economics. He also participates in facilitating on monitoring and evaluation short courses.

He has published in the following journals amongst others: Tanzanian Economic Trends, TET: A Biannual Review of the Economy; Health Policy and Development Journal; Zambia Social Science Journal; Telecommunication Policy; and the International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development. He is a recipient of the following research grants: (i) October 02nd 2012 – June 30th 2013. Climate Change and Malaria in Uganda, with funding from the United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) – REF CC 12507; (ii) 15thFebruary 2012 – 30th June 2013. Labor Market Dynamics in Times of Crisis: Evidence from Uganda with funding from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa  (with E. Hisali and J. Ddumba-Ssentamu); (iii) April 2010 – April 20, 2013. Technical Efficiency and Total Factor Productivity Growth of Uganda’s Primary Schools, with funding from the African Economic Research Consortium, Grant No. RT09518; and (iv) April 01 2011 – March 31 2012. Differences between Fee Structure of Mobile Money Technologies and Traditional Banking Systems, Social Psychological Determinants and Service Uptake: A Case Study of Uganda, with funding from the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at the University of California, Irvine, under Subcontract No. 2011-2573 Between the Regents of the University of California and Makerere University (with Tinah Nassali).

He served as Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Economics, American University, Washington DC during March & April 2009 where he underwent mentoring to teach Gender-aware Macroeconomics to the UNDP sponsored Master of Arts (Gender-Aware Economics) Program. He served as Coordinator of the Master of Arts (Gender-Aware Economics) Program.


  • PhD (Economics), University of Dar es Salaam, 2006
  • MA (Economics), University of Dar es Salaam, 1996
  • BSc (Economics) Makerere University, 1993


  • Yawe, B. L., J. Ddumba-Ssentamu, I. Mukisa and Y. Kiwala (forthcoming) Financial Institutions versus Trade and Infrastructural Development in Africa, In: Amin, A. A., R. N. Tawah and A. Ntembe (Editors), Monetary and Financial Systems in Africa, to be published by Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
  • Mpuuga, D., B. L. Yawe and J. Muwanga (2020) Determinants of Demand for Health Insurance in Uganda: An Analysis of Utilisation and Willingness to Pay, Tanzanian Economic Review, Vol. 10 No. 1, June, 2020: 1–22.
  • Yawe, B. L. and I. Mukisa (2020) The impact of the Revised Payment Services Directive on the market for payment initiation services, Journal of Payments Strategy and Systems, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp.1-7.
  • Yawe, B. L. and Y. Kiwala (2019) The Role of Real-time Gross Settlement in a World of Instant Payments, Journal of Payments Strategy and Systems, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp.1-7.
  • Yawe, B. L. (2018) The Evolution of Merchant Payments and Mobile Payments to Enable Financial Inclusion, Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems, Vol. 12, No 4, pages 314-321.
  • Kavuma, S. K. and B. L. Yawe (2018) Selection into Formal and Informal Employment in Uganda: The Role of Education, Tanzanian Economic Review, Vol. 8 Nos. 1 & 2, pages 38–64.
  • Nnyanzi, J.B., J.M. Bbale, B.L. Yawe and J. Mutenyo (2018) Capital Markets and Growth in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries: A Sectoral Analysis, International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, Volume 03, Issue 08, pages 4287-4324.
  • Kato, K., A. Mugarura, W. Kaberuka, F. Matovu, and B. L. Yawe (2018) The Effect of Public Health Spending on Under-five Mortality Rate in Uganda , African Journal of Economic Review, Volume VI, Issue I, January 2018
  •  Yawe, B. L. and J. Prabhu (2017) Mobile Technology, Mobile Money and Financial Services in Emerging Economies, Tanzania Economic Review, Volume 7, Nos. 1&2, pages 72-90.
  • Yawe, B. L. (2015) Changes in Climatic Factors and Malaria in Uganda, Tanzania Economic Review, Volume 5, Numbers 1&2, pages 54-71
  • Yawe, B. L. and J. Prabhu (2015) Innovation and Financial Inclusion: A Review of the Literature, Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems, Vol. 9, No 3, pages 215-228.
  • Yawe, B. L. and J. K. E. Mubazi (2015) Quantitative Data Analysis: Descriptive Statistics, In C.I.O. Okeke and M.M. van Wyk (Eds.) Educational Research: An African Approach, Southern Africa: Oxford University Press.
  • Yawe, B. L. (2014) Policy Coherence for Development: A Case Study of Uganda’s Primary Education Sub-Sector. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Educational Technology Use and Design for Improved Learning Opportunities (pp. 213-232). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-6102-8.ch012.
  • Kagarura W.R., B. L. Yawe and J. Ddumba-Ssentamu (2014) Poverty Impact of Direct Payment for Healthcare in Uganda, Applied Economics and Business Review, Volume 1, Number 1, pages1-8.
  • Yawe, B.L. (2012b) Technical Efficiency of Uganda’s Primary Schools, Zambia Social Science Journal Volume 3, No. 1, pages 1-21.
  • Yawe, B.L. (2012a) Policy Incoherencies and Research Gaps in Uganda’s Primary Education Sub-sector, International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD), Volume 3, Issue 1, pages 38-52.
  • Hisali, E. and B. L. Yawe (2011)Total Factor Productivity Growth in Uganda’s Telecommunications Industry,Telecommunication Policy, Vol. 35 Issue No. 1, pages 12-19.
  • Yawe, B.L. (2010) Hospital Performance Evaluation in Uganda: A Super-Efficiency Data Envelopement Analysis Model, Zambia Social Science Journal, Volume 1, Number 1, Pages 79-105.
  • Yawe, B.L. (2009) Technical Efficiency of District Referral Hospitals in Uganda: A Bootstrapped DEA Model, In AERC’s CPP Graduates Class of 2002: A Selection of Research papers Drawn from Doctoral Theses Chapter 5, pages 101-120 (Nairobi: African Economic Research Consortium).
  • Yawe, B. L. and W. Nabiddo (2008) The Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS on Organizations in Uganda, Working Paper.
  • Yawe, B.L. and Kavuma S.N. (2008) Technical Efficiency in the Presence of Desirable and Undesirable Outputs: A Case Study of Selected District Referral Hospitals in Uganda, HEALTH POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL, VOL. 6, NO. 1, PAGES 37-53.
  • Yawe, B.L. (2006) Total Factor Productivity Growth in Uganda’s District Referral Hospitals, Tanzanian Economic Trends, TET: A Biannual Review of the Economy, Volume 19, Number 2, Pages 26-42.

Courses Taught

  • ECO1108 Introduction to Mathematics for Economists

  • ECO1208 Introduction to Statistics for Economists

  • ECO2114 Mathematical Economics

  • ECO2205 Managerial Economics

  • ECO7102 Macroeconomics I

  • ECO7103 Quantitative Methods I

  • ECO7202 Macroeconomics II

  • PIM7104  Project Planning and Management

  • PIM8106  Health Services Management

  • MFS7101 Managerial Economics

  • ECO9102 Macroeconomics I

  • ECO9202 Macroeconomics II

  • ECO9310 Health Economics I

  • ECO9410 Health Economics II

Research Interests

  • Social Determinants of Health;
  • Economics of HIV/AIDS; ICT and financial services; Performance measurement (efficiency, equity, quality, effectiveness) in health care and education.
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Political Settlements Analysis of Cash Transfers
  • Total Factor Productivity Growth Analysis
  • Economic Evaluation