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Department of Economics

Best first article published award

By Sonja van der Waldt

Posted on 19 October 2011



Dr Ruthira Naraidoo, a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, received the JJI Middleton Award for the best first article published.

The council of the Economic Society of South Africa awarded Dr Naraidoo for his article entitled Vicious and victorious circles – the political economy of unemployment, which was published in the South African Journal of Economics.

Dr Naraidoo started his academic career in 1999 as research associate in the Economics Department at the Cardiff Business School in the UK. In 2005 he was appointed as a lecturer in Economics in the School of Economic and Management Studies at Keele University in the UK. He also lectured Economics at the University of Nottingham Ningbo in China before he took up the position in the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria.

In 1997 he obtained a BSc (Economics) degree from the University of Mauritius, after which an MSc (International Economics, Banking and Finance) degree and a PhD (Economics) degree from the Cardiff Business School were bestowed upon him.

Dr Naraidoo’s primary research interests lie within applied macroeconomics theories and policies, time series econometrics and labour economics, while his secondary research interests are political economics, international macroeconomics, labour economics and financial economics. He lectures macroeconomics, business economics, principles of economics and statistics for economics and finance, to name but a few, at undergraduate as well as postgraduate level.

Needless to say, he also has numerous publications in the same fields.



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