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Nokwazi Makanya

Nokwazi Makanya
Name
Nokwazi Makanya
Address
UK
Email
Research Interests
Public budgeting, Legislative behaviour, Political economy of budget processes, South African politics, Institutions and institutional change
URL
http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/people/phd_students/nokwazi_makanya

My research project uses an assessment of the institutional arrangements of the government budgeting process as a vantage point to understand the balance of power between different actors in a political system. I am interested in the ways that budget institutions incentivise and constrain the behaviour of actors, and the effects of this on decision-making and budget policy.

Supervisors

Professor James Mitchell (School of Social and Political Science)

Professor Chris Carter (Business School)

Tutoring

Politics in a changing world: An introduction for non-specialists (Autumn, 2019)

Qualifications

  • MA in Economics (with distinction). Williams College, USA

Professional experience

  • Director: Public Finance. National Treasury of South Africa (2014-2018)
  • Senior Policy Analyst: Budget Office. National Treasury of South Africa (2011-2014)
  • Economic/Financial Analyst. National Energy Regulator of South Africa (2007-2009)