Albert Makochekanwa, Professor of Economics, was appointed SEATINI board member in February 2014. Prof. Makochekanwa holds a Ph.D. in Economics Degree (University of Pretoria, South Africa), a Master of Science (MSc) in Economics Degree (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe) and an Honours in Economics Degree (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe). He is the Chairperson and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Zimbabwe. His research interests are on international economics and trade; applied econometrics; corruption and economic activities; climate change; and monetary Economics. Makochekanwa has over 17 years of experience in economics and social science issues. He has published 23 refereed journal papers, 1 book, 11 book chapters, 7 non refereed journal articles, 5 papers under journal review and 5 newspaper articles on economic issues in southern Africa between 2006 and 2017. Prior joining the University of Zimbabwe, Prof. Makochekanwa worked for Trades Centre (Zimbabwe), Competition and Tariff Commission (Zimbabwe), University of Pretoria (South Africa), Conningarth Economists (South Africa), Commonwealth Secretariat (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), and USAID-Trade Hub Project (Botswana). Over the years, Prof. Makochekanwa has also been a consultant to the following organizations with which he has produced technical and policy documents: (1) World Bank, Washington DC, USA; (2) World Bank Institute (WIB) Washington DC, USA; (3) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Virtual Institute (UNCATDVi), Geneva, Switzerland; (4) Trade and Industrial Strategies (TIPS of South Africa) and AusAID, (5) Center for Global Development (CGD), Washington DC, USA; (6) United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Harare, Zimbabwe; (7) African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya; (8) Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Canada; (9) Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), Namibia, (10) Underhill Capital Solutions, South Africa, (11) University of Mauritius (UoM), Mauritius; (12) Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA Secretariat, Zambia), (13) Ministry of Industry and Commerce (Zimbabwe), and (14) Trade and Development Studies Centre, Zimbabwe, among others.
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