Le Roux, Leonard
Leonard le Roux has a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics from the University of Cape Town, and a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from the Centre for Study and Research in International Development (CERDI) at the University of Clermont Auvergne, France. He has an undergraduate background in mathematics, economics, and philosophy. Leonard is interested in the use of econometric techniques to answer questions in development and environmental economics.
Leonard is currently working on two collaborative projects with researchers at the University of Dar es Salaam. The first of these is focused on understanding how preferences shape investment decisions of small-scale farmers in Eastern Tanzania in a context of weather and tenure related risks. The second project is focused on building a base of knowledge to support a World Bank policy note on the transition to sustainable household energy sources in Dar es Salaam, following on from the World Bank Tanzania Country Environmental Analysis. He is helping to coordinate the overall completion of both of these projects as well as being in charge of the data collection process and survey software setup and management.