South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Industrial Development | UJ
Professor Fiona Tregenna holds the DSI/NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development, heading this centre of research, capacity-building, and public and policy engagement. She is also a Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg. Her research focuses on issues of structural change, industrialisation and deindustrialisation, and innovation and technological upgrading. She has published widely in leading journals, received awards and grants for her research, led large research projects, co-edited several books, and serves on the editorial boards of various international journals and book series. Fiona has been involved in economic policy debates for more than 25 years. She serves on many panels, boards and councils. These include the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Advisory Council, through which she advises on trade and industrial development across Africa, and is advising South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on economic policy as a member of his Presidential Economic Advisory Council. She also sits part-time on the Competition Tribunal (South Africa). Fiona has advised international organisations such as UNIDO, UNCTAD, the United Nations University and the ILO, and has contributed to a number of flagship United Nations reports. Fiona is an elected member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), and sits on several ASSAf bodies. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge.