Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 033 260 5794
Campus: Pietermaritzburg
Building & Room: New Arts Building – 3rd Floor


Dr Peter Moores-Pitt is a Lecturer of Finance in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance. He holds an Honours Degree in Economics from Rhodes University, as well as a Master’s Degree and a PhD in Finance from UKZN. Peter gained experience as an economic analyst prior to transitioning to academia at UKZN. His research interests include macroeconomics, econometric time series analysis, financial market and investment analysis and environmental economics. Peter also actively supervises students from honours through to PhD level.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Finance)
  • Master of Commerce (Finance)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Economics)
  • Bachelor of Science (Economics, Human Kinetics and Ergonomics)

Professional Qualification

  • Certificate in Professional Consulting (CASRA)
  • Southern African Finance Association (SAFA)

Research Interests

  • Quantitative Finance
  • Econometric Time Series analysis
  • Macroeconomics
  • Green Finance
  • Environmental Economics

Recent Publications and Papers

  • Moores-Pitt, P., Murray, M. and Strydom, B.S. (2019). Accounting for threshold effects and asymmetric adjustment between inflation and equity returns in South Africa. Studies in Economics and Econometrics, In Press.
  • Moores-Pitt, P. (2018). Investigating temporal variance in the equity returns-inflation relationship in South Africa. African Journal of Business and Economic Research, 13: pp 51-79.
  • Moores-Pitt, P. and Strydom, B.S. (2017). Equities as a hedge against inflation in South Africa. African Review of Economics and Finance, 9: pp 156-179.