Professor Phocenah Nyatanga is an Associate Professor in Economics, and current Academic Leader: Economics for the Pietermaritzburg Campus. Her teaching spans both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, with specialization in teaching quantitative economics and postgraduate econometrics. Her research typically utilizes secondary data, and research interests include international trade and development economics.
Ph.D., Economics, Tottori University, Japan (September 2011).
MA., Economics, University of Denver, USA (June 2004).
B.Sc., Economics, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe (May 1999).
International and Development Economics
Teaching and Learning
Ramnanun K. Rajaram R. and Nyatanga P. (2022). “Business Rescue Legislation: Rehabilitating or Debilitating Business Rescue Success During Covid-19”, African Journal of Business and Economic Research. Vol. 17, No.4. pp. (to be assigned).
Moyo Z. Mukorera S. & Nyatanga P. (2022). “Deposits and Financial Sustainability of Deposit-taking Microfinance Institutions: Evidence from Low Income Sub-Saharan Africa”. Afro-Asian J. of Finance and Accounting (Article in Press, DOI:10.1504/AAJFA.2022.10050516)
Teka A.M., Gebresilassie Y.H., Nyatanga P. & Lee S.K (2021). “Malnutrition among under-five children in Ethiopia: Decomposing rural-urban gaps” International Journal of Advanced Science andTechnology (http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3864770).
Agu O.C & Nyatanga P. (2021) “Does the Expected Crude Oil Price Influence Inflation in Nigeria?”, African Journal of Business and Economic Research. Vol. 16, No.4. pp. 117 – 135.
Gebresilassie Y.H., Nyatanga P., & Gebresilassie M.A. (2021). “Determinants of rural-urban differentials in under-five child mortality in Ethiopia” The European Journal of Development Research, Vol. 33, No.1. pp. 710 – 734.
Agu O.C & Nyatanga P. (2020) “Oil Price Fluctuation, Macroeconomic Indicators and Poverty in Nigeria”, AFFRIKA: Journal of Politics, Economics and Society. Vol. 10, No.1. pp. 49 – 66.
Agu O.C & Nyatanga P. (2020) “An Investigation into the Crude Oil Price Pass-Through to Economic Growth in Nigeria”. Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 16, No 1. pp. 82 – 95.
Nyatanga P. & Mukorera S. (2019) “Effects of lecture attendance, aptitude, individual heterogeneity, and pedagogic intervention on student performance: a probability model approach”, Innovations in Education & Teaching International (IETI). Vol. 5, No.2. pp. 195 – 205.
Anifowose O.L, & Nyatanga P. (2019) “Military Expenditure, Institutions and Inclusive Growth in South Africa”, Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 15, No 5. pp. 142 – 153
Buthelezi E. & Nyatanga P. (2018) “Government debt and economic growth: evidence from ECOWAS and SADC” African Journal of Business and Economic Research, Vol. 13, No 3, pp. 7 – 25.
Patrick R. & Nyatanga P. (2018) “South Africa’s trade performance under alternative exchange rate regimes” Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies (JEBS), Vol. 10 [S.l.], No 6, pp. 261 – 271.
Gebresilassie Y.H., & Nyatanga P. (2017). “Efficiency of the Ethiopian Health Extension Program: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis” Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics. Vol. 10, No 19, pp. 99 – 126.
Mukorera S. & Nyatanga P. (2017) “Students’ Perceptions of Teaching and Learning Practices: A Principal Component Approach”, Alberto Journal of Educational Research. Vol. 63, No 2, pp. 99 – 126.
Nyatanga P. (2017). “An error correction analysis of Zimbabwe’s trade performance and development under alternative trade policy regimes”, Foreign Trade Review Vol. 5, No.2. pp. 90 – 105.
Nyatanga P. & Matsuda T. (2013), “Cigarette demand in Japanese single and family households: An Engel-curve approach”, Agribusiness: and International Journal, Vol. 29, No.2, pp. 162 – 171.
Nyatanga P., & Matsuda T. (2011), “Spatial Similarity of Cigarette Demand in Japanese Major Cities”, Journal of the Japanese Society of Technology Management, Vol. 18, No.2, pp. 41-51.
Nyatanga P., & Matsuda T. (2011), “A Time Series Estimation of Cigarette Demand in Three Japanese Major Cities”, Japanese Journal of Farm Management, Vol. 49. No.2 pp. 128-133.
Nyatanga P., & Matsuda T. (2010), “An Analysis of Japanese Tobacco Consumption Using Daily Data”, Japanese Journal of Farm Management, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 155-160.
Nyatanga P., & Matsuda T. (2010), “Pseudo-Panel Data Estimation of Japanese Tobacco Consumption”, The Journal of Rural Problems, Vol. 46, No.1, pp. 126~130.