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Faaiqa Hartley

Faaiqa Hartley is an economist, whose research has centred on developmental issues in Africa, primarily South Africa. Faaiqa has 10 years of experience in policy development and analysis. She is proficient in economy-wide modelling techniques and formed part of the small team that developed and maintained the suit of computable general equilibrium (CGE) models (including the South African General Equilibrium, SAGE, model) at the National Treasury of South Africa. Her current research areas include the use of CGE models to understand and quantify the economic trade-offs and implications of energy, waste and climate change policies in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. 

Publications:

Peer-reviewed

• Caetano, T., Merven, B., Hartley, F. and Ahjum, F. 2017. Decarbonisation and the transport sector: A socio-economic analysis of transport sector futures in South Africa. Journal of Energy in Southern Africa. 28(4): 9-18.

• Arndt, C., Davies, R., Gabriel, S., Makrelov, K., Merven, B., Hartley, F. and Thurlow, J. 2016. A Sequential Approach to Integrated Energy Modelling in South Africa. Applied Energy. 161(1): 591: 599.

• Arndt, C., Davies, R., Makrelov, K., Merven, B., Hartley, F. and Thurlow, J. 2014. Economy-wide implications of energy build plans: A linked modelling approach. Energy Procedure. 61: 2862-2866.

• Alton, T., Arndt, C., Davies, R., Hartley, F., Makrelov, K., Thurlow, J. and Ubogu, D. 2014. The Economic Implications of Introducing Carbon Taxes in South Africa. Applied Energy. 116(1): 344-354.

Other publications

• McCall, B., Burton, J., Marquard, A., Hartley, F., Ahjum, F., Ireland, G. and Merven, B. 2019. Least cost integrated resource planning and cost-optimal climate change mitigation policy - Alternatives for the South African electricity system. Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED), Working Paper #29.

• Hartley, F., Burton, J., Cunliffe, G., McCall, B., Caetano, T. Ntuli, N., Fourie, R. and Chiloane, L. 2019. Future skills and job creation through renewable energy in South Africa. Assessing the co-benefits of

decarbonising the power sector. Cobenefits study.

• Energy Research Centre. 2018. Policies and mitigation strategies. Draft. Prepared for the Department of Environmental Affairs in South Africa.

• Merven, B., Ireland, G., Hartley, F., Arndt, C., Hughes, A., Ahjum, F., Mccall, B. and Caetano,T. 2018. Quantifying the Macro- and Socio-Economic Benefits of a Transition to Renewable Energy in South Africa. Part 1: The Energy Landscape. Working Paper. Pretoria: South Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development.

• Hartley, F., Merven, B. and Arndt C. 2018. Quantifying the Macro- and Socio-Economic Benefits of a Transition to Renewable Energy in South Africa. Part 2: Quantifying the Macro- and Socio-Economic Benefits of a Transition to Renewable Energy in South Africa: Part 2 The Energy-Economy Landscape. Working Paper. Pretoria: South Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development.

• Arndt, C., Hartley, F., Ireland, G., Mahrt, K., Merven, B. and Wright, J. 2018. Developments in variable renewable energy and implications for developing countries. Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED), Working Paper #6.

• Hartley, F., Caetano, T. and Daniels R.C. 2016. The general equilibrium impacts of monetising all waste streams in South Africa. Energy Research Centre. University of Cape Town. November 2016.

• Hartley, F., Caetano, T. and Daniels R.C. 2016. Economic benefits of extended producer responsibility initiatives in South Africa: The case of tyres. Energy Research Centre. University of Cape Town. November 2016.