Peter Magati, MA

American Cancer Society Global Fellow

Peter Magati, MA, is a Kenyan-based development economist with extensive research experience in the tobacco economy, including agriculture, livelihoods, taxation and trade. He is passionate about the economics of NCDs in Africa, including tobacco and health and is actively involved in research that provides empirical evidence to counter the tobacco industry's discourse on the relationship between tobacco production and tobacco use and economic prosperity in Africa.

He has worked closely with policy makers, research scientists and government technocrats in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Malawi on issues of livelihoods, trade and health and published academic articles in journals such as BMC Health, Tobacco Control, Nicotine and Tobacco, and Pan-African Journal on Public Health. He has also co-authored book chapters and health reports.

Peter has been a consultant for the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), the International Finance Corporation / World Bank, and the World Health Organization.

He has previously received his BA Economics from Kenyatta University, MA Economics from the University of Nairobi and is awaiting final defense of his doctoral dissertation on the tobacco economy in Kenya.