Prof. Benno Ndulu is the former economic advisor to Tanzania and emeritus member of the CEoG network. He was Governor of the Central Bank of Tanzania between 2008 and 2018. In September 2019 he was appointed economic advisor of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory council. Prof. Ndulu’s early work on Tanzania’s economic crisis made important contributions to the implementation of economic reforms in the second half of the 1980s. As Lead Economist of the World Bank for East Africa, Benno Ndulu was directly involved in President Benjamin Mkapa’s reform program, which had contributed to over a decade of sustained economic growth in Tanzania.
Following his Ph.D. degree in Economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, he taught Economics and published widely on growth, adjustment, governance and trade at the University of Dar es Salaam and the World Bank amongst other institutions. He is known for his involvement in setting up and developing the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), one of the most effective research and training networks in Africa.