Dr. Carren Pindiriri
DPhil in Economics (University of Zimbabwe - UZ), MSc in Economics (UZ), MPhil in Environmental and Development Economics (University of Oslo-UIO) and BSc in Economics (UZ). In addition, Dr. Pindiriri holds a certificate in Climate change Economics (UN-WIDER) and has done a number of courses in General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) offered by AGRODEP-IFPRI and UNIDEP for economic analysis.
Poverty, growth and development, agricultural and environmental economics, growth and trade, impact evaluation of an intervention.
Faculty: Business Management Sciences And Economics
Department: Economics and Development
Research Category: Economics
Dr. Pindiriri is a senior lecturer and a researcher in the Department of Economics, University of Zimbabwe. In the lecturing position, he teaches econometrics, agricultural production, microeconomics, international trade, environmental, growth and development economics. Before joining the University of Zimbabwe, Dr. Pindiriri worked for the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe as a business development officer. He holds DPhil in Economics (University of Zimbabwe - UZ), MSc in Economics (UZ), MPhil in Environmental and Development Economics (University of Oslo-UIO) and BSc in Economics (UZ). In addition, Dr. Pindiriri holds a certificate in Climate change Economics (UN-WIDER) and has done a number of courses in General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) offered by AGRODEP-IFPRI and UNIDEP for economic analysis.
Phone: +263 773044364
1. Pindiriri, C., Chirongwe, G., Nyajena, F. & Nkomo, G. (2020). Agricultural input support schemes, input usage, food insecurity and poverty in rural Zimbabwe. World Bank/ZEPARU Working Paper
2. Pindiriri, C. & Zwizwai, B. (2020). Land inequality, gender land disparity and poverty in rural Zimbabwe. AERC Working Paper.
3. Pindiriri, C. (Forthcoming). Land reform policy-induced access to agricultural land and child nutritional outcomes in developing countries: Evidence from Zimbabwe.
4. Pindiriri, C. (2019). Taking Stock of the Impact of Sanctions on Livelihoods and Poverty in Zimbabwe. Defence and Peace Economics, 31(8), 1006-1020
5. Pindiriri, C. (2018). Breaking the Traditional Trap: Assessing Drivers of Modern Technology Adoption by Smallholder Farmers in Hurungwe District, Zimbabwe. In Building a Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa (pp. 33-53). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
6. Makochekanwa, A., Mahuyu, J. & Pindiriri, C. (2018). Employers’ Perceptions of Technical Vocational Education and Training activities in Zimbabwe. The African Review, 45(2), 109-133.
7. Pindiriri, C., Makochekanwa, A., & Mahuyu, J. (2018). Positioning Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Zimbabwe: An Exploration of Trainers’ Perspectives. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, 30(3), 441-455.
8. Pindiriri, C. (2016) Breaking the Traditional Trap: Assessing Drivers of Modern Technology Adoption by Smallholder Farmers in Hurungwe District, Zimbabwe.” A Paper Presented at the African Economic Conference on 5 December 2016, Abuja, Nigeria: AEC.
9. Pindiriri, C., Mumbengegwi, C., & Zhou, H. (2016). The impact of drought on technical efficiency of smallholder farmers in hurungwe, Zimbabwe. Botswana Journal of Economics, 14(1), 71-92.
10. Pindiriri, C. (2016). The Economic and Environmental Costs/Benefits of Green Fuels: The Case of Chisumbanje. African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Special Paper No. 50: Nairobi.
11. Pindiriri, C., Zhou, H. & Mumbengegwi, C. (2015). Extreme Weather and Poverty in Rural Zimbabwe: Evaluating Drought Impact on Poverty amongst Smallholder Farmers in Hurungwe. Zambezia, 42(i/ii), 108-127.
12. Pindiriri, C. (2015). Modeling Determinants of Poverty in Zimbabwe. AGRODEP Working Paper No. 15. Washington, DC: IFPRI, USA.
13. Zhou, H., & Pindiriri, C. (2015). Informal sector labour demand: Evidence from Zimbabwe’s urban informal metal sector. Botswana Journal of Economics, 13(1), 26-39.
14. Pindiriri, C., Makochekanwa, A. & Ndudzo, S. (2015) Examining the Long Run Relationship between Import Structure and Economic Growth in Zimbabwe Using VAR methodology. UZ Business Review, 2(2), 29-42.
15. Pindiriri, C. (2014). Aid Effectiveness, Development Theories and Their Influence on the Structure and Practices in Development Aid to 3rd World Countries. Zambezia, 39(I), 60-81.
16. Pindiriri, C. (2014), A Theoretical Analysis of the Impact of Sustainable Development Assistance on Environmental Quality. Cogent Economics and Finance, 2(1),2-11.
17. Zhou, H., Pindiriri, C., & Tambama, J. (2013). Consumption response to Diaspora remittances in Zimbabwe. Botswana Journal of Economics, 11(15), 32-41.
18. Pindiriri, C & Muhoyi, E. (2012). An Assessment of Vocational Training and Youth Employment in Zimbabwe. Zambezia, 38(i), 77-94.
19. Pindiriri, C. (2012). Monetary reforms and inflation dynamics in Zimbabwe. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 90, 207-222.
20. Pindiriri, C. & Chidoko, C. (2012). The Impact Assessment of Sustainable Development Assistance on Carbon Dioxide Emissions: The Sub-Saharan Africa Experience. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 14(2), 182-198.
Grants & Funding (current and Past projects):
Economic Impact of Sanctions in Zimbabwe (Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education -2016 to 2018)
Upscaling Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Sub-Saharan Africa (Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania) – IDRC, 2014
Assessing agricultural risk (maize, tobacco and groundnuts value chains) in Zimbabwe, 2018 (World Bank)
Assessing smallholder farmers vulnerability to drought risk (poverty, consumption shortfalls, technical efficiency among smallholder farmers) – AERC and UZ
Assessing business condition in the manufacturing sector, 2015-18 (CZI)
National Competitiveness Report 2017 (National Economic Consultative Forum)
Manufacturing Survey Mapping and Sampling (CZI, 2017)
Budget Analysis for the Portfolio Committee on Women Affairs and Gender: 2015 (Parliament of Zimbabwe/ UNDP)
Evaluating the impact of Import Tariffs on Business Competitiveness in Zimbabwe (ITC, EU, ZNCC Proj.): 2014-2015
Awards & Achievements:
DPhil Departmental award
Consultancy and advisory work (current and past):
CZI sampling of manufacturing firms
Supervision information (MPhil, DPhil, etc.):
Professional membership, Committees, Boards:
Zimbabwe Economics Society (ZES) Council Member, African Growth and Development Policy Modeling (AGRODEP – IFPRI) and African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) member
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