Mmatlou Kalaba is a research fellow at TIPS, specialising in trade research. He also carries out TIPS's capacity-building initiatives in the Southern African region, providing training courses on applied analytical and methodological tools. He holds a position in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Pretoria.
Current and previous responsibilities and projects include bilateral and multilateral trade analyses, the SADC Mid-Term Review, tariff and non-tariff analyses, reviews of tariff policies and related competitiveness issues and the Southern African Trade Database.
Mmatlou was previously with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) and the National Department of Agriculture (NDA) as an economist and senior economist, respectively. His responsibilities included an investigation into impact of deregulation on the citrus industry and transformation in the agricultural sector. He also participated in the Food Price Monitoring Committee that investigated high food prices, the impact of deregulation on the wheat and citrus industries and transformation in the agricultural sector, and was involved in developing regional research capacity.
Mmatlou can be reached on the following e-mail address: Mmatlou.Kalaba@up.ac.za