Ms Ralitza Dobreva

  Designation  Lecturer
Telephone +27 31 260 7559
Email dobrevar@ukzn.ac.za 
Campus Westville
Building & Room J Block room 334 
 Ms Ralitza Dobreva

Biography:

Ralitza Dobreva completed her Master of Commerce degree in Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and is working on a PhD in the area of health economics at UKZN. She teaches undergraduate courses in Microeconomics, Econometrics, Industrial Organisation and postgraduate courses in Microeconomics, Industrial Organisation, and Research Methods. While Ralitza’s main interests remain in the fields of Health Economics, Industrial Organisation, Competition Policy, and Labour Economics, she enjoys the breadth of the Economics realm and its overlaps with other disciplines, such as Finance, Law, Healthcare and the social sciences in general.

Academic Qualifications:

B Com (Wits), B Com Hons (Wits), M Com (Wits)

Research Interests

Health economics, industrial organisation and competition policy, and labour economics.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Kwenda, F., Oyetade, D. and Dobreva, R. (2017). “Factors affecting the Long-Term Post-Acquisition Performance of BRICS firms engaging in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions”, Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 13, No 2

Dobreva, R. and Kwenda, F. (2017). “The impact of acquisitions on profitability: Comparative evidence from listed firms in Brazil and South Africa”, African Review of Economics and Finance, Volume 9, Issue

Academic Qualifications:

B Com (Wits), B Com Hons (Wits), M Com (Wits)

Research Interests

Health economics, industrial organisation and competition policy, and labour economics.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Kwenda, F., Oyetade, D. and Dobreva, R. (2017). “Factors affecting the Long-Term Post-Acquisition Performance of BRICS firms engaging in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions”, Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 13, No 2

Dobreva, R. and Kwenda, F. (2017). “The impact of acquisitions on profitability: Comparative evidence from listed firms in Brazil and South Africa”, African Review of Economics and Finance, Volume 9, Issue 2

Books and Book Chapters

Dobreva, R. (2006). “Chapter 11: Value Chains, Market Power and Competitiveness: Understanding the Performance of the Plastics Sector”, in “Sustainable Manufacturing: the Case of South Africa and Ekurhuleni”, Simon Roberts (ed.)

Conference Proceedings

Dobreva, R. (2017). “Dimensions of Health and Wellbeing in South Africa: health, socioeconomic rank and inequality”, paper presented at the ESSA Conference, September 2017

Dobreva, R. and Posel, D. (2014). “South African Patterns of Wellbeing: the impact of socioeconomic status on health over the lifecycle”, paper presented at the International Health Economics Association Conference (iHEA) Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 2014

Dobreva, R. and Kwenda, F. (2013). “The Impact of Acquisitions on Profitability: evidence from South African firms”, Paper presented at the ESSA Conference, September 2013

Dobreva, R. (2006). “Chapter 11: Value Chains, Market Power and Competitiveness: Understanding the Performance of the Plastics Sector”, in “Sustainable Manufacturing: the Case of South Africa and Ekurhuleni”, Simon Roberts (ed.)

Conference Proceedings

Dobreva, R. (2017). “Dimensions of Health and Wellbeing in South Africa: health, socioeconomic rank and inequality”, paper presented at the ESSA Conference, September 2017

Dobreva, R. and Posel, D. (2014). “South African Patterns of Wellbeing: the impact of socioeconomic status on health over the lifecycle”, paper presented at the International Health Economics Association Conference (iHEA) Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 2014

Dobreva, R. and Kwenda, F. (2013). “The Impact of Acquisitions on Profitability: evidence from South African firms”, Paper presented at the ESSA Conference, September 2013

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