Margaret Chitiga

Prof Chitiga-Mabugu is the Director and Head of the School of Public Management and Administration of the University of Pretoria, South Africa, since September 1, 2014. She was the Executive Director of Economic Performance and Development at the Human Sciences Research Council prior to joining the University.

Prof Chitiga-Mabugu obtained her PhD in Economics at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden with the research focus on the economy-wide impacts of public policies on income distribution. Her research interests are in tracing and analysing the effects of government policies on households, and on the broader economy. She has applied various modelling approaches to answering questions on environmental policies, trade policies and various socio-economic policies, amongst others. She has published both locally and internationally. She has also co-authored more than 20 client research reports.

Professor Chitiga-Mabugu is a member of the African Economic Research Consortium Academic board-member since 2001. She is currently the coordinator for a project at the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa. She is Associate Editor of the Environment and Development Economics Journal based at Cambridge University press. In January 2018, she became the Research Director for the Macro-Micro Policy Modeling research group at the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP).

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Projects

Title Country Themes
Simulating the distributive impacts of different growth strategies in China China Poverty and inequality , Impacts of government programs , Children
Simulating the Distributive Impacts of Different Growth Strategies in Pakistan Pakistan Impacts of government programs
Simulating the Distributive Impacts of Different Growth Strategies in the Philippines Philippines Impacts of government programs
The impact of the economic crisis in South Africa South Africa Poverty and inequality , Labor markets , Globalization and trade
Impacts of Infrastructure Investment in South Africa: A Dynamic CGE Analysis South Africa Poverty and inequality , Impacts of government programs
Poverty and Inequality Impacts of Trade Policy Reforms in South Africa South Africa
Textiles Protection and Poverty in South Africa South Africa
Does Trade Liberalisation lead to Poverty alleviation' A CGE microsimulation approach for Zimbabwe. South Africa
Fiscal Policy Design in South Africa : An Intertemporal CGE Model with Perfect Foresight South Africa Poverty and inequality , Fiscal policy , Globalization and trade
Computable General Equilibrium Micro-Simulation Analysis of the Impact of Trade Policies on Poverty in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Poverty and inequality , Labor markets , Globalization and trade

Details

Professor Margaret Chitiga
Director and Head of School
University of Pretoria

Contact information:

South Africa
margaret.chitiga@up.ac.za

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