Economics; Econometrics; CGE modelling; SAM multiplier analysis; Carbon pricing; Climate change mitigation.
MCom in Applied Economics from University of Cape Town
Undergraduate degree in Economics from University of Zimbabwe
On completing his Masters in 2018, Alfred joined TSibA Education as an Associate Lecturer. In 2009 he moved on to Frost & Sullivan, an international market research and growth consulting company. During his time there, he worked on several projects that focused on the energy sector. These included the analysis of production and investment in South Africa’s power generation and liquid fuels industries. Alfred then joined the Energy, Environment and Climate Change research group at the Energy Research Centre in 2010. Since then his research focus has been on the economics of climate change mitigation. This has included the analysis of the socio-economic implications of climate change mitigation policies in South Africa on economic growth, employment and household welfare. Some of the mitigation options he has investigated include carbon taxes, increased deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency. His current interests are on the impact of energy prices on sustainable development.
- Low carbon technology stock-take and their associated GHG emissions reductions.
- COP21: Results, Implications, Pathways and Policies for Low- Emissions European Societies (RIPPLES).
- Analysing the impact of global oil prices on maize and wheat supply response in South Africa.
- Evaluating the impact of oil price changes on economies in Southern Africa.
Carbon pricing and the economy-wide impact of carbon taxes.
List of Last 10 years publications (newest to oldest)
Information for a developmental approach to mitigation: linking sectoral and economy-wide models for Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa (2016). Climate and Development:1-12. Co-authored with Winkler, H., Delgado, R., Palma-Behnke, R., Pereira, A., Vasquez Baos, T., Wills, W. and Salazar, A.
Assessing the role of solar home systems in poverty alleviation: Case study of Rukungiri district in Western Uganda. (2015). Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. Co-authored with Hakiri, J. and Prasad, G.
Students make a plan: ICT access and social and academic uses in higher education (2008). Center for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town, presented at the Sixth
International Conference on Networked Learning at Lancaster University. Co-authored with
Czerniewicz. L., Brown, C. and Lee Pan, S.
Assessing the impact of global oil price scenarios on the effectiveness of carbon taxes in South Africa (2017). Under review by a journal.
Willingness to pay for improved electricity supply reliability in Zambia-A survey of urban enterprises in Lusaka and Kitwe (2017). Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town.
Co-authored with Batidzirai, B; Moyo and Kapembwa, M.
Household energy use (2017). Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. Co-authored with Hughes, A., Caetano, T. AND Hartley, F.
Socio-economic implications of mitigation in the power sector including carbon taxes in South Africa (2014). CDKN Working Paper. Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. Co-authored with Merven, B., Dane, A., Stone, A. and Winkler, H.
MAPS Africa: Zambia Country Report. (2013) Energy Research Centre. University of Cape Town. Co-authored with Yamba, F., Sambo, P., Hachileka, E., Muninda, K., Boulle, M. and Boyd, A.
Modelling the Socio-Economic Implications of Mitigation Actions: A Case Study Of Industrial Energy Efficiency in South Africa (2013). MAPS Research paper. Cape Town, South Africa. Co-authored with Labintan, C.
The Challenges of Linking Sectoral and Economy-wide Models. (2012). MAPS Brief. Cape Town. Co-authored with Winkler, H. and Wills, W.
Reducing inequality and poverty while mitigating climate change (2012). MAPS Research Paper. Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, LIMA/COPPE/UCT, MAPS. Co-authored with Grottera, C., Rennkamp, B. and Wills, W.
The Energy-Economic Database for the Modular Multiregional Model (M3) for Southern Africa (2012), UNU-WIDER, Helsinki.
The identification of data gaps in South Africa's transport sector (2010), Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. Co-authored with Letete, T., Vanderschuren, M. and Lane, T.