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Mr. Lucius Ibrahim Cassim


Research Areas

My research interest mainly is in theoretical financial econometrics and mathematical statistics,


Born and raised in Malawi, Lucius is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Malawi where he teaches Econometrics and Financial Economics. A believer in finding local solutions to local problems, he is interested in understanding financial systems of least developing nations like Malawi where markets are inefficient or are missing altogether. Consequently, his research interests are in Financial Economics and Financial Econometrics. Recently, he has conducted research independently and corroboratively with researchers from diverse backgrounds. He has also worked with different international organisations and other organisations and institutions involved in high-level research and development. A citizen of Malawi, he obtained Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Malawi. He also holds a certificate in Policy Impact Analysis obtained from the University of Laval, Canada.


  • Journal Article
    Cassim L. and Matabwa, G (2022) Modelling demand for real money balances: does macroeconomic uncertainty matter? Malawi Journal of Economics,3(1):35-68 (2022)

  • Journal Article
    Cassim, L., Chirwa, G.C., and Pemba, A. L. (2021). Externalities of irrigation Policy on Youth Entrepreneurship in Malawi. Malawi Journal of Economics,2(1), 2021, 49-63 (2021)
  • Journal Article
    Cassim, L., and Pemba, A. L. (2021). The interactive effects of farm input subsidy program and extension services on smallholder maize production and technical efficiency in Malawi. Malawi Journal of Economics,2(1), 2021, 30-48 (2021)
  • Journal Article
    Martin Limbikani Mwale, Tony Mwenda Kamninga & Lucius Cassim (2021): The effects of the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Program on household per-capita consumption convergence, Development in Practice (2021)
  • Conference Papers
    Externalities of irrigation program on youth Entrepreneurship in Malawi. An oral presentation made at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt (2019)