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Dr Fiona Tregenna re-appointed to Competition Tribunal

Dr Fiona Tregenna has been re-appointed to the Competition Tribunal.

Holder of the South African Research Chair (SARChI Chair) in Industrial Development, Fiona is a Professor in the Department of Economics and Econometrics at the University of Johannesburg.

She has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), and earlier degrees from the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal).

An internationally acclaimed researcher with a B-rating from the National Research Foundation, she has received various awards, recognitions and grants for her research.

Fiona’s primary area of research is on structural change, with a particular focus on deindustrialisation. She has published on topics including: the specificity of the manufacturing sector as an engine of growth, intersectoral linkages, heterogeneity of activities within sectors, various aspects of deindustrialisation, intersectoral outsourcing, and employment intensity.

A secondary area of research has been on inequality, poverty and unemployment.Fiona is an elected member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), and also sits on its Standing Committee on Science for the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality.

In addition to her duties as a part-time member of the Competition Tribunal (appointed by the President of South Africa), she also sits on the boards of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (MERSETA) (appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training); the Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO); the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) (appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training); the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) and the Centre for Researching Education and Labour (REAL Centre).b-Committee.

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