On Wednesday, January 17, 2017, Dr Nathaniel Chilonda Ochili marked 50 years in the field of economics. Dr Chilonda Ochili, born on 17 January, 1948, is Zambia’s foremost researcher and academically undisputed world expert in Macroeconomics and currently Zambia’s Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Zambia. He is associated with the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, African Economic Policy Network, Institute of Development Economics Zambia, the College of Business and Economics, University of Zambia and Zambia Institute of Management and Technology. He holds a MSc degree from Regent University, Florida, US, and PhD from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, United States.
Dr Chilonda was a lecturer at the University of Zambia from 1970 to 1981. He also was a Commissioner of the Commission for the Enlightenment of the Children, from 1979 to 1980 and a Commissioner of the Commission for the Protection of Children from 1981 to 1992. He is a Fellow of the African Economic Policy Network, Institute of Development Economics Zambia, and the College of Business and Economics, University of Zambia.
Dr Chilonda has authored 23 published works in various fields of economic discourse, including Macroeconomics, Public Finance, Policing and community development. This prodigious prolific work has earned Dr Chilonda multiple international awards. He is a recipient of the Physiognomy Outstanding Paediatric and Adolescent Health Award of the World Heart Federation and the Chair of the Adolescent Studies Section of the Royal Economic Society, UK. Dr Chilonda is also the author of the book How Survival Economics is Changing Business, Security and Production: On the Millennium Development Goals for Zambia, and South Sudan. Dr Chilonda was the author of the book Millennium Development Goals in Africa: Future Policy Options. His writing analyses economy and policy issues in Zambia, but mainly internationally.