Prof Fiona Tregenna holds the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development, and is a Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, and earlier degrees from the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). Her primary research interest is in issues of structural change, deindustrialisation and industrial development. She has also published on poverty, inequality and unemployment. Fiona has received a number of awards and grants for her research, she holds a B rating from the NRF is an elected member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). She is a part-time Member of the Competition Tribunal where she adjudicates competition cases, and she serves on a number of boards and advisory panels and councils. In the past she has worked for among others the National Labour and Economic Development Institute, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, several universities, and as a consultant to various research institutes and international organisations such as UNIDO, UNCTAD and the ILO. Her research has been published in journals including Review of Political Economy, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Applied Economics, International Review of Applied Economics, South African Journal of Economics, Development Southern Africa, European Journal for the History of Economic Thought, Review of African Political Economy, Social Indicators Research and Industrial and Corporate Change, as well as a number of book chapters.
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