Associate Professor

PhD Economics (UCT, RSA) , Msc Economics (York, UK) Bsoc (Mlw)   



Dr Ronald Mangani is an Associate Professor of Economics. He graduated from the universities of Malawi, York, and Cape Town. He has held visiting scholar positions at the IMF Institute and the University of Oxford. He is a founding member of the Economics Association of Malawi, a network member of the African Economic Research Consortium (Kenya), and part of the global faculty of the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (Tanzania). He is also on the Editorial Board of the Malawi Journal of Economics, and in the Malawi Steering Committee of the International Food Policy Research Institute. Between 2014 and 2017, he served as Secretary to the Treasury of the Government of Malawi. He is currently chairman of Old Mutual Malawi, and sits on the Boards of the First Capital Bank Malawi as well as the Malawi Environmental Protection Authority. Previously, he also served as an independent director of the Reserve Bank of Malawi, the Malawi Development Corporation, the Malawi Institute of Management and the Malawi Stock Exchange. He also sat in the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank of Malawi. He has undertaken many consultancies for governments as well as regional and international organisations.


Selected publications:


Mangani, R. (2021), On Fiscal Dominance in Malawi, African Review of Economics and Finance, (forthcoming).


Mangani, R. (2020), The Macroeconomic and Political Foundations of Endemic Poverty in Malawi. In Rompel, M. and Gronemeyer, R. (eds.), Malawi: Economy, Society and Political Affairs, Ch. 3. London: Zed Books.


Mangani, R. (2011), Testing the PPP Hypothesis in Bilateral Real Exchange Rates of the Malawi Kwacha. Applied Economics Letters, 19(16), 1557-1560.


Chinsinga, B., Mangani, R., & Mvula, P. (2011). The political economy of adaptation through crop diversification in Malawi. IDS Bulletin, 42(3), 110-117.


Mangani, R. (2011). Monetary policy, structural breaks and JSE returns. Investment Analysts Journal, 40(73), 27-35.


Mangani, R. (2008). Modelling return volatility on the JSE securities exchange of South Africa. African Finance Journal10(1), 55-71.


Levin, A., Dmytraczenko, T., McEuen, M., Ssengooba, F., Mangani, R., & Van Dyck, G. (2003). Costs of maternal health care services in three anglophone African countries. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management18(1), 3-22.



You can find more of his work on his Google scholar page   



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