School of Social and Political Science

Nokwazi Makanya

Job Title

PhD student

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Country (Address)

UK

Background

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 formal and informal budget and political institutions (procedures, rules and norms) 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)

Research interests

Research interests

Public budgeting, Legislative behaviour, Political economy of budget processes, South African politics, Institutions and institutional change