Evarist Twimukye holds a Ph.D in Applied Economics from Clemson University, USA and joined the EPRC in February, 2008 from the Department of Economics of Kigali Independent University, Rwanda. Previously, Dr. Twimukye worked in the Ministries of Agriculture and Education in Uganda. His main areas of research and publication include growth and employment financial Economics, fiscal policy, foreign direct Investment, food policy analysis, and trade and integration economics. He has also used macroeconomic modeling activities using the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models to study various policy issues in Uganda. Dr. Twimukey was part of the team that helped draft the National Development Plan for Uganda.