Edwin Muchapondwa
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Edwin Muchapondwa – Guest professor

Published: 10 October 2016

Edwin Muchapondwa, Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town and Guest Professor at Luleå University of Technology since January 2016, has interacted with colleagues in LTU's Division of Social Sciences over the past three weeks.

– I find the collaboration models in this Division fascinating. I believe that universities in Africa can benefit from adopting similar models where challenges confronting society are systematically looked at from many different angles before arriving at a final recommendation, says Edwin Muchapondwa.

Edwin got his PhD from the University of Gothenburg in 2003. This is where he picked a keen interest in environmental and resource economics. 

– My current research deals with biodiversity conservation, community-based natural resource management, transboundary natural resources, nature-based tourism, valuation of non-market environmental amenities and energy and climate change, says Edwin Muchapondwa and continues:

– Among other people, I collaborate with LTU's Jesper Stage on environmental research in southern Africa.

His current teaching areas are econometrics, environmental and natural resource economics, quantitative methods, and microeconomics.


More about Edwin Muchapondwa:

  • Former Director of the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. 
  • Resource person for the Environmental Economics Capacity Building programme run by the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA).
  • Country representative for South Africa at the European Association for Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).
  • Has been a consultant to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).
  • Has previously taught at Midlands State University and the University of Zimbabwe.
  • Has been a visiting lecturer at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) administered Joint Facility for Electives (JFE) for the Collaborative MA/PhD Programs in Economics for Anglophone Africa.
  • Has served as an external examiner for universities in Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.