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About Dr. Zachary Machunda

Zachary Machunda


Office: Richard H. Barry Hall 540

Phone: 701-231-7383

Fax: 701-231-7400


Dr. Zachary B. Machunda joined the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at NDSU in fall, 2015. Prior to assuming his current teaching position, Dr. Machunda taught Principles of Microeconomics at three universities in the United States of America: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Indiana University, Bloomington and the University of Minnesota-Crookston. Dr. Machunda has taught the following courses at the university level: Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Introductory Statistics for regional planning majors, Essentials of Economics (The American Economy), Global Economic Issues and the Economics of Poverty, Discrimination and Inequality.

Dr. Machunda is committed to helping students to evolve as independent learners and potential contributors to knowledge production. In the past he has taught First Year Experience, and he has mentored undergraduate, Minnesota State University-Moorhead students that were engaged in research for presentation at The Student Academic Conference.


2014 Ph.D. in Geography, Indiana University, Bloomington
Major: Economic Geography
Minor: Policy Analysis

1980 M. A. Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington, 
Fields of specialization: Labor Economics, Monetary Economics and Development Economics

1977 B. A. (Hons.) Economics and Education, University of Dar-es-Salaam,Tanzania 

Key Publications:

Machunda, Z. B. (2014). International effects and the information-theoretic shift-share analysis of change in geographical concentration of Indiana manufacturing employment, 1950-2000. PhD., INDIANA UNIVERSITY, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing.

HAYNES, K.E., and Z.B. MACHUNDA. 1996. ‘Spatial Restructuring of Manufacturing and Employment Growth in the Rural Midwest: An Analysis for Indiana”. In Haynes, et al. (Eds.) Regional Dynamics. Volume 1: 253-67. Elgar Reference Collection, Lyme: New Hampshire.

Haynes, K. E, and Z. B Machunda. 1988. “Decomposition of Change in Spatial Employment Concentration: An Information-theoretic Extension of Shift-share Analysis”. Papers in Regional Science, 65 (1): 101–113.

———. 1987a. “Considerations in Extending Shift-Share Analysis: Note”. Growth and Change, 18 (2): 69–78.

———. 1987b. “Spatial Restructuring of Manufacturing and Employment Growth in the Rural Midwest: An Analysis for Indiana”. Economic Geography: 319–333.


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