Dr. John Ng'ombe

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education

Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, Minor in Statistics, 2019, Oklahoma State University
  • M.S. Agricultural Economics, 2013, University of Zambia
  • B.S. Agric. Agricultural Economics, 2010, University of Zambia

Dr. Ng’ombe joined the University of Zambia as staff development fellow in February 2012 and was appointed Lecturer in January 2014. John is involved in all the three legs of the university’s mission: teaching, research, and service. Dr. Ng’ombe’s areas of research are production economics, applied econometrics, Bayesian analysis, and other important disciplines. His research appears in Energy Policy, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Sustainability, Agrekon, Agronomy, Healthcare, Economies, and others.

Research Interests
  • Bayesian Optimal Dynamic Sampling Procedures for On-Farm Field Trials
  • Bayesian Estimation of Crop Response Functions with Stochastic Plateaus using Hamiltonian Monte Carlo
  • Bayesian Random Parameters Logit Models: Estimation, Accuracy, and Software Choice
  • The Effect of U.S. Federal Crop Insurance Program on Crop Yields