Department of Economics

 

To be a centre of excellence in economics teaching and research in Zimbabwe and Africa and to establish its reputation as such both nationally and internationally. BackgroundThe Department of Economics is the oldest Department at the University of Zimbabwe. Although the University was officially incorporated by Royal Charter in 1955, part-time classes for accountancy students had started in 1952. Responsibility for these classes was given to the Economics Department when it was officially established. The Department currently offers the BSc(Economics)(Honours) degree at the undergraduate level. In addition it teaches students from other Departments in the Faculties of Social Studies, Commerce and Arts. At the post-graduate level it offers the MSc(Economics) by coursework and dissertation and the MPhil and DPhil by thesis. Currently the MSc is available only on a full-time basis, although work is underway to introduce a part-time Masters in Applied Economics.

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  • Makochekanwa, Albert (2011-11)
    Analysis of Botswana’s competitiveness in world trade has been presented based on indices of revealed comparative advantage (RCA) calculated for the period 1999 and 2004. Results show that Botswana has RCA in diamonds, ...
  • Makochekanwa, Albert; Kwaramba, Marko (2010-03)
    The study narrates the decline in access to three basic publicly provided services, namely, health, education, and water and sanitation for Zimbabwe for the period covering 2000 to May 2009. Special emphasis is placed on ...
  • Chigumira, Gibson; Makochekanwa, Albert (Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit (ZEPARU), 2014-03)
    The financial sector development history of Zimbabwe has been dominated by episodes of financial repression. The main instruments of financial repression have included interest rate ceilings, selective credit rationing ...
  • Makochekanwa, Albert (Botswana Economics Association, 2013-06)
    The study how the tourism sector can be an engine of economic growth in SADC member countries. The paper found the contribution of tourism to GDP, employment, export receipts and investment is significant. Although this ...
  • Makochekanwa, Albert; Jordaan, Andre C.; Kemegue, Francis M. (Botswana Economics Association, 2012-04)
    Through the application of the gravity trade model technique, the study investigates countries for which Botswana has unrealized export trade potential in textile products. The estimated results indicate that Canada, ...
  • Pindiriri, Carren; Makochekanwa, Albert; Ndudzo, Solomon (University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Commerce, 2014)
    The article applies a Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) to examine the long run relationship between Zimbabwe's import structure and economic growth. The research findings indicate the presence of cointegration between ...
  • Makochekanwa, Albert (2008-04)
  • Makochekanwa, Albert; Chigumira, Gibson; Nyamadzawo, Jecob (Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit (ZEPARU), 2010-02)
    This study looks at the feasibility and rationale of establishing a Debt Management Office (DMO) in Zimbabwe. This follows calls for the setting up of such an office by the Ministry of Finance as part of broad reforms ...
  • Makochekanwa, Albert (University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Commerce, 2014)
    Using firm level data from 599 Zimbabwean firms which were surveyed in 2011 by the World Bank, the study empirically investigated the effects of corruption on firm level economic activities in the case of firms operating ...
  • Makova, T.; Kadira, G.; Muhoyi, E.; Mukura, T.; Ndedzu, D. (University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Commerce, 2014-06)
    The study empirically examined the impact of capital flight on economic growth in Zimbabwe for the period 1980 to 2010, using the ordinary least squares (OLS) technique. In the estimated model, current and one-period lagged ...
  • Zhou, Honest (2014-06)
    The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the price-setting behavior of Zimbabwe's urban informal metal firms. In order to achieve this objective, data collected from 647 urban informal metal entrepreneurs is used. ...
  • Zhou, Honest (University of Zimbabwe Publications, 2002)
    This article investigates the factors that are important in determining youth earnings in the formal sector in Harare. The theoretical approach adopted is the human capital theory. Youth earnings are regressed against a ...
  • Ncube, Mkhululi (University of Zimbabwe Publications, 2000)
    This article discusses the development of the labour market in Zimbabwe. In particular, we analyse the evolution of labour market policy since the colonial period. Empirical evidence on the operations of the labour ...