Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji (Ph.D. University of California at Riverside) is an economist with over 15 years of experience. Primarily focused on the areas of Development, Environment and Political Economy with particular attention to Africa, Mwangi is most interested in issues of class, gender and income distribution in relation to agrarian transition.
He is the author of Ten Millionaires and Ten Million Beggars (Ashgate Press) which examines issues of income distribution, class and gender in Kenya; in addition he has published journal articles and book chapters on economic development in Africa. Mwangi has consulted widely for UN agencies on economic issues in African countries and the region as a whole. Mwangi was Chair of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of Economics at Gettysburg College from 2002-2006, before moving to University of Massachusetts-Amherst where he is Assistant Professor of Economics.