Staff Profile

/Dr Zachary Tambudzai

Dr Zachary Tambudzai

Deputy Dean: Faculty of Commerce


Qualifications:

  • PhD in Economics (University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)
  • MSc in Economics (University of Zimbabwe)
  • BSc Honours in Economics (University of Zimbabwe)

Research Interests:

Economics of Peace and Security, Public Sector Economics, Agricultural Economics, Foreign Direct Investment and Special Economic Zones, Monetary sector issues.

University and Community Service

  • Faculty of Commerce Board,
  • Faculty of Commerce Planning Board. 
  • Catering Services Purchasing Committee.
  • Quality Assurance Committee.
  • Work Related Learning Committee.
  • Student Employment Committee.
  • Transport sub-committee of COAC.
  • KRA 9 sub-committee of RBM. 
  • Website Committee
  • MSU-UNIVEN 2015 Conference Organising Committee
  • University Senate
  • Dean’s Committee
  • Academic Board
  • Research and Post Graduate Studies Committee
  • Academic Staff Promotions and Tenure Committee
  • Academic Staff appointments Board
  • Committee on Academic Ceremonies(COAC)
  • Technical Committee of the Conservancy Committee
  • Acting Chairperson. Department of Economics, MSU (2001-2003)

 

Research positions and responsibilities and achievements

  1. Conference Coordinator and Organiser 
  • Organised a Conference on Economic Integration, Entreneurship and Sustainable development Midlands State14-16 October 2015
  • 5th International Conference on Conflict Management Peace Economics and Peace Science. University of Free State, South Africa. 19-21 June 2013.
  1. Acting Executive Dean, 16 November, 2012 to 31 March 2014 Faculty of Commerce, Midlands State University 
  2. Researcher: August 2004-2011, Southern African Military Expenditure project, UKZN, SA.
  3. Assistant Researcher, 1 November 1996 to February 1997. Multi-Country Business Linkages Project, Department of Economics, University of Zimbabwe Box MP167 Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. Worked with Dr T Godana’s research team on the Multi-Country Business Linkages Project.
  4. Assistant Researcher, March 1997-April 1997.  A Poverty Forum Project, Department of Economics, University of Zimbabwe, Box MP167 Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. Worked with Dr T. Moyo’s research team.
  5. Assistant Researcher, February 1998 to June, 1998. Department of Economics, University of Zimbabwe, Box MP167 Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. Worked with Dr.T Moyo on “Financial liberalisation in Zimbabwe”.
  6. Assistant Researcher, May 1999 to June 1999.  Department of Economics, University of Zimbabwe, Box MP167 Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. Worked with Dr M Tekere’s research team on “Agricultural Trade in the SADC Region”.
  7. Board Member: Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, Gweru Branch [2001 to 2005].
  8. Board Member: Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, Midlands Branch[2016]
  9. Patron and founder:  Midlands State University Economic Society (MSUES) [from 2001 to 2013].
  10. Reviewer of Journal Articles for: Africa Development Review; The Dyke Journal of Midlands State University, IABE journals.
  11. Reviewer and Assessor: ZIMCHE
  • Foreign qualification
  • Degree programme regulations
  • Accreditation assessments
  1. Editorial board: Chinhoyi University’s journal “THE ANNALS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES (ASBS Journal)”
  2. External marker and examiner. BComm and MComm degrees.

Publications and Conference Papers

Conference and Seminar presentations

1. Conferences

  • TRADE AND GROWTH NEXUS IN ZIMBABWE: Quantifying the economic implications of joining the Tripartite Free Trade Area Co-authors: Voronica Mufudza  and Kalman Kalotay. Paper prepared for the Conference on Economic Integration, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (14-16 October 2015). Venue: Midlands State University, Zimbabwe.
  • FDI AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION IN SUB SAHARAN AFRICA: An interrogation of literature. Co-author Voronica Mufudza and Kalman Kalotay. Paper prepared for the Conference on Economic Integration, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (14-16 October 2015). Venue: Midlands State University, Zimbabwe
  • Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Employment in Zimbabwe from 1985-2012. Co- author Janet Mupfawi. Paper prepared for the Conference on Economic Integration, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development (14-16 October 2015). Venue: Midlands State University, Zimbabwe
  • FDI and economic transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Paper prepared for the Midlands State University 1st International Research Conference:  Driving Socio-Economic Development through Value Addition and Sustainable use of Resources, Venue: Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. 14-16 July 2015
  • Institution of Special Economic Zones in Zimbabwe: Lessons from the international experience and implications for tourism zone development. Paper prepared for the Midlands State University 1st International Research Conference:  Driving Socio-Economic Development through Value Addition and Sustainable use of Resources, Venue: Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. 14-16 July 2015
  • Impact of ICT on service management in the Zimbabwean public sector:  a case of Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA),  Paper prepared for the Midlands State University 1st International Research Conference:  Driving Socio-Economic Development through Value Addition and Sustainable use of Resources, Venue: Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. 14-16 July 2015
  • Determinants of defence spending and its effects on military expenditure in southern Africa: A critical review. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Conflict Management Peace Economics and Peace Science. University of Free State, South Africa. 19-21 June 2013.
  • The determinants of government expenditure growth in Zimbabwe: 1985 to 2009. Joint paper with V. Masere presented at the 5th International Conference on Conflict Management Peace Economics and Peace Science. University of Free State, South Africa. 19-21 June 2013.
  • Causal relationship between government tax revenue and economic growth: a case of Zimbabwe (1980-2011). Joint paper with C. Dzingirai presented at the 5th International Conference on Conflict Management Peace Economics and Peace Science. University of Free State, South Africa. 19-21 June 2013.
  • Testing the applicability of the Twin Deficit hypothesis in Zimbabwe (1980-2011). Joint paper with R Mandishekwa presented at the 5th International Conference on Conflict Management Peace Economics and Peace Science. University of Free State, South Africa. 19-21 June 2013.
  • “Conflict costs and economic development: Niger Delta conflict”. Paper presented at Peace and Conflict: an international interdisciplinary conference. The Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Studies at Coventry University, UK. 17 to 20 September 2012.
  • Attended the Third Annual Peace-building Conference. Theme: Education under fire: implications for peace-building. University of KwaZulu Natal, Howard College Campus. 8-10 June 2012
  • Military expenditure and regional integration in Southern Africa. Paper presented at the “BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE at University of KwaZulu Natal, Westiville, Durban, South Africa.  28-30 September 2011.
  • Determinants of military expenditure and its effects on economic development in Southern Africa: Review of the empirical literature. The Richardson Institute, Conflict Research Conference, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom(UK). 6-7 September 2011.
  • Military expenditure and regional integration in Southern Africa. Eurasia Business and Economic Society Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 3-5, 2011. 
  • What drives milex in Zimbabwe? A comparative study. Paper presented at ‘The Fourteenth Annual International Conference on Economics and Security at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey, June 17-18, 2010.
  • Cause and effect analysis of the Zimbabwean foreign exchange crisis. Paper presented at the “BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE at University of KwaZulu Natal, Westiville, Durban, South Africa5 – 7 November 2009.
  • What underlying factors drive Zimbabwe’s military expenditure and what are the domestic security insinuations? Paper presented at ‘The Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, September 7-9, 2009.
  • Military expenditure determinants in Southern Africa, 1996-2005: A cross section and panel data analysis. Paper presented at Oxford University UK, CSAE Conference on Economic Development in Africa. 18-20 March 2007.
  • Determinants of Zimbabwe’s Military Expenditure, 1980-2003. Paper presented at the Biennial ESSA Conference on Development, Elangeni Holiday   Inn, and Durban South Africa. 7-9 September 2005.

2. Consultancy reports

  • Paper prepared for the INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SECRETARIES AND ADMINISTRATORS IN ZIMBABWE entitled “Creating and sustaining a High-Performance Culture” in July 2014.

3. Seminars

  • Presented a paper titled “Creating and sustaining a High-Performance Culture” at the INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SECRETARIES AND ADMINISTRATORS IN ZIMBABWE Current Affairs Workshop  held at Fairmile Motel, Gweru, Zimbabwe. 24 July 2014.
  • Zimbabwe climate priorities and needs: Knowledge and institutional gaps and capacity. Group discussion presenter at the Climate Change Counts Workshop held at Jameson Hotel, Harare Zimbabwe. 9-10 October 2013.
  • Dollarisation in Zimbabwe. Paper presented at a Business Seminar at Fairmile Motel, Gweru, Zimbabwe. October, 2005.
  • The Currency crisis in Zimbabwe: Causes, alternatives to and the implications of proffered solutions. Paper presented at a ZNCC seminar held at Bata Club, Gweru, Zimbabwe [18 Sept, 2003].
  • Theoretical implications of VAT and its likely impact in Zimbabwe. Paper presented at a ZNCC VAT workshop, Gweru, Zimbabwe. 29, August 2003.
  • Privatisation: A review of the Zimbabwean experience, 1991-2002 – Paper presented at a Seminar at the University of Natal, Howard College, Durban, South Africa  [22 August 2002]
  • The socio-economic implications of the recently introduced price-controls in Zimbabwe. Paper presented at a Pricing Seminar, at Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. April, 2001.

3. Workshops and training

  • Workshop on the Science and Art of Post-graduate Supervision and Assessment. Facilitator: Prof. Kris Kapp from University of Stellenbosch. At Crowhurst, Kloof, South Africa. 26-29 October 2012.
  • Workshop on Post-graduate Supervision. Facilitator: Prof. Johann Mouton from University of Stellenbosch. At Leeb Du Toit Chamber, King Edward Avenue, University of KwaZulu-Natal PMB Main Campus, 28-29 October 2011.
  • Training on Non-Violence and Peace-building for University youths. University of KwaZulu Natal, PMB Campus, Commerce Building. 7 December, 2011
  • Workshop on Post-graduate Supervision. Facilitator: Prof. Johann Mouton from University of Stellenbosch. At Biological Sciences Centre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, 11-12 August, 2010.

Publications

1. Published books 

  • Tambudzai, Z. and Harris, G (2011) What drives military expenditure? Evidence from Zimbabwe and the SADC region. Saarbrucken, Germany, Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH& Co. ISBN: 978-3-8465-3675-9

2. Referred journal articles

  • Mandishekwa R., Tambudzai Z, and Marufu A. (2014) Testing the applicability of the Twin Deficits Hypothesis in Zimbabwe. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, ISSN (Paper) 2222-1700, 5(28):209-217
  • Tambudzai Z, (2011) Determinants of military spending in Zimbabwe, The Economics for Peace and Security Journal, 6(2): 41-49.
  • Tambudzai Z, (2010) The Impact of Financial Liberalisation on Savings Mobilisation in Zimbabwe. The Dyke Journal of Midlands State University, 4(1).
  • Nkomazana N and Tambudzai Z. (2009) Cause and effect analysis of the Zimbabwean foreign exchange crisis. Business Management Conference 2009, University of KwaZulu Natal ISBN NO 978-0-620-47228-9 pp63-78
  • Nkomazana N and Tambudzai Z. (2008) “An analysis of the foreign currency crisis in Zimbabwe, 1997-2008”.  Africana Bulletin (56): 141-164.
  • Tambudzai Z and Charumbira M (2007) “Cash Shortages in Zimbabwe: The Prospects of a Solution”. The Dyke Journal of Midlands State University, 2(1): 22-31.
  • Tambudzai Z, (2006) Determinants of Zimbabwe’s Military Expenditure, 1980-2003. Journal of Development Perspectives, 2 (1): 103-120.
  • Tambudzai Z, (2005) Zimbabwe’s Military Sector and Military Expenditure: A Study from the Comparative SADC Perspective, 1980-2003, Africana Bulletin, (5): 135-167.
  • Tambudzai Z, (2003) Privatisation: A Review of the Zimbabwean Experience, 1991-2002, Africana Bulletin. (51) 2003.
  • Tambudzai Z, (2015) Defense expenditure determinants in Southern Africa: A cross section and panel data analysis. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (3) 10 [Accepted]

    Discussion Papers

  • Tambudzai Z, (2006) “Military expenditure determinants in Southern Africa, 1996-2005: A cross section and panel data analysis”, University of KwaZulu Natal, School of Economics and Finance, Discussion Paper Series: No. 61, 2006.
  • Nkomazana N and Tambudzai Z. (2008) “An analysis of the foreign currency crisis in Zimbabwe, 1997-2008”. University of KwaZulu Natal, School of Economics and Finance, Discussion Paper Series: No.71, 2008.
  • Tambudzai Z, (2005) Zimbabwe’s Military Sector and Military Expenditure: 1980-2003, University of KwaZulu Natal, School of Economics and Finance, Discussion Paper Series: No. 61, 2006.
  • Tambudzai Z, (2006) Determinants of Zimbabwe’s Military Expenditure, 1980-2003. University of KwaZulu Natal, School of Economics and Finance, Discussion Paper Series: No. 61, 2006.
  • Tambudzai Z, (2003) Privatisation: A Review of the Zimbabwean Experience, 1991-2002, University of KwaZulu Natal, School of Economics and Finance, Discussion Paper Series: No. 61, 2006.
  • Tambudzai Z, (2001) The Impact of Financial Liberalisation on Savings Mobilisation in Zimbabwe: An Application of error-correction and cointegration modelling, University of Natal, Durban South Africa.  Discussion Paper Series: Dp 22 – 2001.
  • Tambudzai Z, and Charumbira M (2004), Cash Shortages in Zimbabwe: The Prospects of a Solution, University of Natal, Discussion Paper Series: Dp 52-2004.

     Magazine Articles 

The following articles were published in the Megabuck Premier Business Magazine published by Dialop DTP: –

  • Unholy network behind price rises?  November, 2001 pp16, Harare
  • Privatisation key to indigenisation.   August 2001 pp6, Harare.
  • Land versus business.  Dec/January, 2001 pp6, Harare.
  • Fiscal sustainability required.   July 2000 pp6, Harare.
  • Bitter to swallow policies needed for economic recovery. May 2000 pp3, Harare.
  • Thorny issue of indigenisation. September, 2000 pp5, Harare
  • Supplementary budgets a raw deal to economy. October 2000 pp6, Harare.

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