Dr Strike Mbulawa is a well-seasoned research economist who has been in the educational sector for more than 10 years. He has worked in the industry (private and public) for eight years. He has a Doctorate in Economics (UB); an MSc in Finance and Investment (NUST), a BSc (Hons) in Economics (UZ), Management Accounting (CIMA, UK) and PostGraduate Diploma Higher Education (BU).
He is a Certified Associate for Digital teaching & Learning, a certified assessor and a moderator by the Botswana Qualifications Authority. He does corporate training in the fields of Accounting, Finance and Economics. It is the same fields that his research efforts are being channelled into. He is well acquainted with time series, non-parametric, parametric and panel data analysis. He has advanced knowledge of Software for Statistics and Data Science (STATA), Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), e-views and Financial Modeling in Excel. He has been working with think tanks like the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) since 2010. He received training and practical applications in the proposal, data analysis and drafting policy briefs. He has published over twenty-seven (27) research articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Main research interests over the last 5 years
- Financial economics
- Health economics
- Macro and Micro-economics
- Education and labour economics