Principal Researcher, Economist
Shamira Ahmed joins RIA from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) where she was an Assistant Director. She has experience in both the private and public sectors, working on a wide variety of research projects that range from application of behavioural economics theories in order to determine consumer choice architecture to strategic implementation of international trade agreements in order to enhance South Africa’s national economic development policies.
She has a keen interest in sustainable development economics, policy analysis, globalization, digitalization and structural economic change in low and middle income countries. Shamira is an Australia Awards Africa Scholarship recipient and completed her Masters Degree in International and Development Economics from the Australian National University, Shamira also has a BCom Honours in International Trade and Finance and a BCom in Economics and Econometrics, both from the University of Johannesburg.
Shamira brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of econometrics, regulation and global governance from her time at DTI.