• PhD

    Godfrey Kamutando

    • Thesis title: Sustainability of the Manufacturing Sector in Zimbabwe: Productivity, Employment and Earnings

    Refilwe Lepelle

    • Thesis title: The gendered effects of tariff liberalisation on local labour markets in post-apartheid South Africa

    Francois Steenkamp

    • Thesis title: South Africa's export dynamics: The margins and their determinants

    Pinkie Kebakile

    • Thesis title: Dynamics of Firm-Level Export Diversification in Botswana

    Peter Chacha

    • Thesis title: Firm level export dynamics and market access costs : Evidence from Kenya

    Godfrey Mahofa

    • Thesis title: The Spatial Dimensions of Economic Activity in South Africa: The Role of Institutions and Policy

    Gibson Mudiriza

    • Thesis title: Essays on regional wage disparities in South Africa: spatial patterns, convergence dynamics and causes

    Dale Mudenda

    • Thesis title: Economic Reforms and Product Market Integration in Developing Countries: An Empirical Investigation Using Retail Prices in Zambia

    Neil Balchin 

    • Thesis title: Investigating product market Integration in the Southern African development community: a price-based approach

    Mamello Nchake

    • Thesis title: Product market integration in developing countries

    Ryan Hawthorne

    • Thesis title: The impact of heterogenous consumer preferences on welfare outcomes of government interventions

    Alex O’Riordan

    • Thesis title: Country programmable aid: differences, divergences and contradictions between donor aid strategies and beneficiary country development plans

    Lyn Reed

    • Thesis title: The changing dynamics of the South African clothing value chain and the role for industrial policy: A case study of the China quotas

    Judith Fessehaie

    • Thesis title: The dynamics of Zambia’s copper value chain

    Yanis Kuhn von Burgsdorf 

    • Thesis title: The political economy of innovative development financing: A case study of donor funded risk capital financing in South Africa

    Onkokame Mothobi 

    • Thesis title: Essays on Telecommunications Demand and Regulatory Policies: An Application of Homogenous and Differentiated Products Model

    Rethabile Masanyetse 

    • Thesis title: Firm growth, survival and productivity in South Africa

    Santigie Kargbo

    • Thesis title: FDI and Economic Growth in Africa

    Elisabeth Kasekende 

    • Thesis title: Financial Innovation, Mobile Money and Development

    Christine Makanza 

    • Thesis title: Current Account Dynamics, Volatility and Macro Policy in South Africa

    Bertha Bangara 

    • Thesis title: Macroeconomic Dynamics in a Low Income Economy: Malawi

    Nan Tian 

    • Thesis title: Military Spending, Conflict and Growth in Africa

    Nicholas Masiyandima

    • Thesis title: FDI and Economic Growth in SADC
  • Masters

    Sanele Skeyi

    • Thesis title: A critical survey of Universal Basic Income experiments.

    Nicola Wills

    • Thesis title: Matching sectors for employment intensive and low-carbon energy development in South Africa. 

    Guy Bowden 

    • Thesis title: Kaizen in SA automotive component  firms

    Ruth Gorven 

    • Thesis title: Agro-processing and regional integration

    Joshua Gordon 

    • Thesis title: The auto sector and regional integration

    Willard Mapulanga 

    • Thesis title: The agro-food processing industry and its potential for industrialization in Zambia

    Sean Mercer

    • Thesis title: Making manufacturing work: An investigation of employment outcomes in South African manufacturing

    Lesego Moshikaro 

    • Thesis title: Benchmarking and productivity analysis in South Africa’s automotive industry

    Thabo Scott

    • Thesis title: Keeping up with the Khumalo’s: Analysis of the Indebted African Middle Class in South Africa 2008-2017

    Andrew Grant 

    • Thesis title: Estimating Future Demand for Electric Vehicles in South Africa

    Sean Kirsten 

    • Thesis title: Heat as a medicine – A Study of the Ceiling Retrofit Programme in South African Low-cost Housing 

    Thomas McLennan 

    • Thesis title: Autos for Africa: Possibilities and Pitfalls for an Automotive Industry in Africa

    David Kapya

    • Thesis title: Technical and scale efficiency in Zambia’s agro-processing industry; A firm level data envelopment analysis of the 2011/2012 Manufacturing Census

    Emma Baker 

    • Thesis title: Ghana 'Rising'? A socioeconomic snapshot of Ghana's place in the 'Africa Rising' narrative

    Shuhei Kato 

    • Thesis title: Contributions of a minerals industry cluster to sustainable development: A case study on human and social capital in Richards Bay, South Africa

    Luke Farrell 

    • Thesis title: A Critique of Beneficiation: A Case Study of Titanium, Richards Bay, and South African Industrial Strategy

    Brian Makundi

    • Thesis title: A Case Study of the Automotive Sector in Kenya

    Bame Modungwa

    • Thesis title: “Beyond the sparkle” Diversification of Mineral-rich Economies: The Case of Botswana

    Ashleigh Fynn

    • Thesis title: A Tale of Two Housing Projects

    Diana Matumba

    • Thesis title: The Impact of Import Competition from China on the Skill-Bias of Manufacturing Employment across South African Regions between 2001 and 2011

    Mercy Zulu

    • Thesis title: Evaluation of the Performance of Zambia’s National System of Innovation for the Period 2001 to 2010

    Michaela Allen

    • Thesis title: The Contribution of Information and Communication Technology to the wellbeing of the urban poor in South Africa

    Struan Monteith

    • Thesis title: A Qualitative Analysis of the South African Just Transition

    Anna Filapova

    • Thesis title: Disruptive Technologies and the Transformation of the Energy Sector: The Case of Small Scale Embedded Generation and Municipalities in South Africa

    Gary White

    • Thesis title: The benefits of quick response in the South African Apparel Industry

    Musawenkosi Nxele

    • Thesis title: From Enclave to Inclusive: The Impact of Mining on Local Communities in the Limpopo Province of South Africa

    Zara Christie

    • Thesis title: Production Upgrading and Skills Development in the Western Cape Clothing Sector: are industry requirements being met by institutional policy implications?

    Lutho Vika

    • Thesis title: Gender dynamics in the South African apparel value chain: A case study on the Western Cape Province

    Claire Pengelly

    • Thesis title: Private Sector Climate Finance Readiness: The extension of Climate Finance Readiness Assessment Frameworks as relevant for the Private Sector

    Amelia Midgley

    • Thesis title: The hydro-politics of water in the Limpopo and Zambesi Basins: A policy analysis of transboundary water management to encourage cooperation in the face of water scarcity

    Lucy Martin

    • Thesis title: Non-automotive Manufacturing in the Eastern Cape: A study of the sector’s decline and possible policy solutions

    Rubab Shaikh Abdoola

    • Thesis title: Upgrading, Learning Opportunities and Skill Development in the Textile and Clothing Sector: A Case Study of Mauritius

    Charity Nkomo

    • Thesis title: A critical analysis of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) vis a vis Competition Law

    Jay Grunder

    • Thesis title: United Kingdom Trade Policy and BREXIT

    Carey Bridger

    • Thesis title: The Southern African Customs Union: A Review

    Tsidy Khiba

    • Thesis title: What are the implication of South Africa’s Protection of Investment Act on the SADC Region’s aims to harmonize investment policy within the region, and how can possible inconsistencies be overcome?

    Caitlin Harvey

    • Thesis title: Digital Free Trade Areas: The Prospects for SADC and Developing Countries

    Eino Nangolo

    • Thesis title: An Analysis on Creating a Balance Between Economic Transformation and Investment in Namibia’s Mining Industry

    Stanley Mutinda

    • Thesis title: Evaluating the impact of market structure in mobile telecommunications: panel data analysis for emerging economies

    David Black

    • Thesis title: An Analysis of Subsidies within the Plastics Recycling Industry

    Robert Bowdery

    • Thesis title: Demand Estimation and Competition in the South African Banking Industry

    Scott Havemann

    • Thesis title: Is there a role for public interest provisions in South African competition law?

    Muhammad Ali Moosajee 

    • Thesis title: Challenging patronage networks and corruption in Iraq

    Jessyca Primo

    • Thesis title: Trade Facilitation and Export diversification in South Africa

    Kerryn Kox

    • Thesis title: The Effects of Trade Reform on Labour Mobility AcrossSouth African Local Labour Markets

    Shannon Malgas

    • Thesis title: The Effects of Subsidized Housing on the Property Values of Neighbourhoods within its Vicinity

    Lerato Mzezewa

    • Thesis title: Heterogeneous impact of Interest Rates on Retail Firm Product Prices:A product-level analysis using micro-data from Lesotho

    Rupert Ellis 

    • Thesis title: Environmental regulation as a determinant of trade

    Jing Woei Chien 

    • Thesis title: The Chinese Influence on South African Manufacturing Sector Exports

    Neema Siama Risha

    • Thesis title: Getting prices right: A case study of the Tanzanian mild Arabica Coffee industry

    Haika Mbwambo

    • Thesis title: Market access and spatial income distribution in South Africa

    Salma Kajee

    • Thesis title: Multiproduct Firms and Outward Foreign Direct Investment

    Diana Nyabongo

    • Thesis title: A study of the causes of the real net-of-tax cigarette price increases in South Africa (1990-2012)

    Andre Steenkamp

    • Thesis title: The impact of trade preferences in facilitating competitive industrial development: An AGOA case study

    Ntuthuko Tsokodibane

    • Thesis title: China and South Africa’s exports in third country markets: An application of the Helpman, Melitz and Rubinstein model