Lauralyn Kaziboni is an Economist at Acacia Economics and a researcher at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg.
She is an economist specialising in industrial development and regional integration. Lauralyn has conducted research on local economic development in Johannesburg and Gauteng; regional growth in Southern Africa focusing on the mining inputs sector; and mobile money in Zimbabwe. She is also involved in coordinating projects and training in Southern and East Africa.
Lauralyn holds an MCom in Development Economics from the University of Johannesburg. She holds a BCom (Hons) in International Trade and Finance from the University of Johannesburg and a BSocSci majoring in Economics, with minor in Psychology, from Africa University. She has authored a number of conference papers, working papers and articles.
COMPETITION ECONOMICS AND SECTOR SPECIFIC WORK
South Africa (2016). Conducted research into the public procurement policy in South Africa in order to understand the impact of public procurement on industrial development.
South Africa (2016). Developed a sector strategy for the machinery and equipment sector in Gauteng aimed at reviving the sector, increasing international competitiveness and employment.
Zimbabwe (2016). Assessed the implications of the regulatory regime and competition bottlenecks for the development of mobile money markets in Zimbabwe for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
South Africa (2015-2016). Conducted a city-wide survey and drafted a report on the challenges and recommendations for the growth of firms in the City of Johannesburg.
Zimbabwe, South Africa (2015-2016). Contributed to research for The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNUWIDER) on the mining-related systems in Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.