Dr. Isaac Chilima

Dr. Isaac Chilima

Assistant Professor of Economics and Business School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Isaac Chilima serves as the assistant professor of economics and business at Colorado Christian University, where he brings over a decade of expertise teaching a diverse set of students on three continents. Dr. Chilima earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Yokohama National University in Japan where he graduated top of his class and was honored with awards of academic excellence. His most recent research, published in peer reviewed academic journals, focuses on the economic pros and social cons of central bank digital currencies. His earlier work, also published, focused on tax administration reforms in the developing economies of Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Chilima has spoken and presented research at international conferences including Japan, Hong Kong, and New York, and earned best paper and best presenter accolades.  

His current work centers on economic systems; free markets versus socialism in the 21st century, and the general integration of Christian faith and economics. Dr. Chilima is an active member of various professional organizations and frequent participant at seminars that promote freedom and entrepreneurship as the means to alleviate poverty for human flourishing.     

Key Interests, Knowledge, and Experience: 

  • Economic systems: Free markets vs. socialism in the 21st century
  • Central bank digital currencies 
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Entrepreneurship/business as mission for poverty eradication and human flourishing in developing economies