Professor Rob Davies is a Zimbabwean economist who lives in Harare. He was associated with the University of Zimbabwe for more than 30 years. He has also taught at Universities in South Africa, the UK and the US. He has been a research associate with the Human Science Research Council in South Africa and currently has affiliations with the South African National Treasury, UNU-WIDER in Helsinki, Trade and Industry Policy Strategies in South Africa and the Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit in Harare.
He has written on a wide range of issues related to the Zimbabwean political economy, his last being ‘Memories of Underdevelopment: a personal account of Zimbabwe’s economic decline’ in Brian Raftopoulos and Tyrone Savage (eds), Zimbabwe: Injustice and Political Reconciliation, (Institute for Justice and Reconciliation: Cape Town) 2005. He has also taught and published on the use of economy wide modelling in policy analysis. He worked closely with the World Bank in the implementation and analysis of the Zimbabwean Enterprise Survey conducted in 2011.
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