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Nokwazi Makanya

Nokwazi Makanya
Name
Nokwazi Makanya
Title
Organisation
Politics and International Relations School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
UK
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E-Mail
Research Interests
Public budgeting, Legislative behaviour, Political economy of budget processes, South African politics, Institutions and institutional change
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/politics_and_ir/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)

Rethinking Economics and the Financial Crisis (Autumn, 2020)

Qualifications

MA in Development 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)