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Anthony Leiman is the Director of EfD in South Africa/EPRU. All research fellows at the center is listed below.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Black, Anthony

Anthony Black is Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He holds degrees from the universities of Cape Town, Sussex (United Kingdom) and Natal (Durban). From 2003 to 2005 he was Director of the School of Economics. His main fields of expertise are development economics, trade and industrial policy and in particular the automotive industry.

  • Research Fellow

Brick, Kerri

Kerri Brick is a research fellow at the Environmental Policy Research Unit (EPRU). Her current work focuses on the public goods dilemma synonymous with climate change, equity issues in global climate change negotiations, and the measurement of risk preferences using framed field experiments.

  • Research Fellow

Dikgang, Johane

Johane received his BCom, Honours and MCom degrees from the Department of Economics at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2005, 2006 and 2008 respectively. He obtained his PhD at the University of Cape Town in 2013. During his PhD, he attended the Belpasso International Summer School on “the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Conservation” in Italy.

  • Research Fellow

Fadiran, David

David Fadiran is a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town. He has worked as a Lecturer at University of Cape Town, a Policy Analyst at Social Development Commission, an Economics Teaching assistant at Northern Illinois University, and a CTY Teaching assistant at Johns Hopkins University.

  • Research Fellow

Gelo, Dambala

Dambala is Research Fellow at EPRU and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. He is also a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.  

  • Research Fellow

Hasson, Reviva

Reviva Hasson has a BSc in Environmental and Geographical Science (2003), a BCom (Hons) in Economics (2004) and Master’s degree in Applied Economics (2009), all obtained from UCT . Reviva is a Junior Research Fellow at EPRU and the unit’s Media Liaison Officer.

  • Research Fellow

Kimani, Esther

Esther Mumbi Kimani has a B.Ed. Arts(Hons) in Economics and Accounting (2005) and a Master degree in Economics (2008), both obtained from the University of Nairobi. Her PhD thesis supervised by Prof. Haroon Bhorat (Main Supervisor) and Dr. Edwin Muchapondwa focuses on Education outcome in tertiary institutions and environmental regulation effect on labour in South Africa. .

  • Research Fellow

Komba, Coretha

Coretha has an Advanced Diploma in Economic Planning from Institute of Development Management and a Master degree in International Development obtained from International University of Japan. Her PhD thesis is supervised by Edwin Muchapondwa.

  • Center Director and Senior Research Fellow

Leiman, Anthony

Tony Leiman is the center director of EPRU and an associate professor at the University of Cape Town and has been researching and teaching environmental economics since 1990. In 1993/4 he spent a sabbatical year at CSERGE (University College London) which further cemented his interest in the field.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Muchapondwa, Edwin

Edwin Muchapondwa is an associate professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and a senior research fellow of the EfD in South Africa/the Environmental Policy Research Unit (EPRU).His current teaching areas are environmental and natural resource economics, microeconomics and econometrics.

  • RESEARCH FELLOW

Ntuli, Herbet

Herbert is a PhD student in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. His research interests include Community-Based Natural Resource Management, evaluation of non-market environmental goods, agriculture & rural development, land tenure and Land use economics. He is currently working with A/Prof.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Sarr, Mare

Mare Sarr is currently a lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and a research fellow of the Environmental Policy Research Unit (EPRU). His current teaching areas are Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Growth, and Environmental and Resource Economics.

  • Research Fellow

Smith, Grant

Grant Smith is a PhD candidate at the University of Captown.

  • Research Fellow

Snyman, Sue

Susan Snyman is currently working towards a PhD (Economics) at the University of Cape Town.  Having completed PhD coursework at the University of Goteborg in Sweden in 2008, the focus of her PhD research is on the socio-economic impact of high-end ecotourism in remote, rural communities adjacent to protected areas, based on over 1800 community surveys in six southern African countries.

  • Research Fellow

Sunday, Adewara

Adewara Sunday is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Cape Town. He obtained both his B.Sc.(Hons) in Economics (1995) and a Master degree in Economics (2006) from the University of Ilorin.

  • Research Fellow and Dissemination Officer

Tibesigwa, Byela

Byela Tibesigwa is a research fellow at the Environmental Policy Research Unit (EPRU). Her research work focuses on HIV/AIDS related health and environmental economics. Expertise/Research area: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Health Economics Development Economics    

  • Senior Research Fellow

Turpie, Jane

Jane Turpie has a PhD in Behavioural Ecology (1994) and has worked and taught in the applied fields of Conservation Biology and Resource Economics for the past 16 years. Her interests and experience are broad, but tend to have in common her interest in getting to grips with the bigger picture, solving wide-scale and multidisciplinary, integrative problems.

  • Senior Research fellow

Visser, Martine

Martine Visser is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics, University of Cape Town and holds a Ph.D. from Gothenburg University in Sweden. Martine is currently also Chair of Climate Change associated with the African Climate Development Initiative (ACDI).