Fiona Tregenna

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UJ: Department of Economics and Econometrics

Fiona Tregenna is a Professor in the Department of Economics and Econometrics at the University of Johannesburg. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), and earlier degrees from the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal).

In the past she worked for among others the National Labour and Economic Development Institute, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, universities in South Africa and abroad, and as a consultant to various research institutes and international organisations. Her research has been published in journals including Applied Economics, Review of Political Economy, Cambridge Journal of 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, and Industrial and Corporate Change, as well as a number of book chapters. Fiona’s areas of specialisation include development economics and industrial policy, with a particular focus on structural change. She is also a part-time Member of the Competition Tribunal and serves on various boards and panels. - See more at:

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