Dr. Yvonne UMULISA

16 Jan 2020

Dr. Yvonne UMULISA

Names : Yvonne Umulisa, PhD (Economics)


Position :  Lecturer

Phone : +250 788 821959

Email : y.umulisa1@ur.ac.rw, yumulisa2001@gmail.com


Yvonne Umulisa is lecturer of economics at the University of Rwanda in the Department of Economics. Her research focuses on the economics of monetary unification in the East African region. Most of her teaching covers Intermediate Microeconomics, Operations Research, Advanced Macroeconomics theory, Monetary Policy and Money and Banking at both undergraduate and master’s programmes.

Areas of research/expertise

Inspired by the theory of optimum currency areas, her research has so far focused on the economics of the East African Community Union (EAMU), to generate empirical evidence to inform key decision-makers about the future development of the EAMU.


  1. Umulisa, Y. (2016). Effects of a Common Currency on Intra-Regional Trade in Africa : 

Perspectives on the East African Community Monetary Union. In Almas Heshmati (Ed.) Economic Integration, Currency Union, and Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in East Africa (pp. 77-96). Springer International Publishing. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-30432-8_5

  1. Umulisa, Y., & Habimana, O. (2018). Business cycle Synchronization and Core-Periphery Patterns in the East African Community : A wavelet approach, Journal of Economic Integration, 33(4). 629-658. DOI : 10.11130/jei.2018.33.4.629


  1. Umulisa, Y. (2020). Estimation of the East African Community’s trade benefits from promoting the intra-regional trade, African Development Review, 32(1), 55-66. DOI : 10.1111/1467-8268.12414


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