Tamara Paremoer is an economist working on the economics of competition and regulation.
Prior to joining Acacia Economics, Tamara was a senior researcher at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED). Tamara was previously Lead Economist and Inquiry Director of the Competition Commission of South Africa’s first market inquiry, the Market Inquiry into the Private Healthcare Sector. Tamara also worked as a Principal Policy Analyst at the Competition Commission responsible for developing and advocating for pro-competitive regulation in media, banking, healthcare, and regulated sectors and as an investigator in various food sector and agro-processing cases.
Tamara holds a MCom (Economics) from the University of the Witwatersrand.
COMPETITION ECONOMICS AND SECTOR SPECIFIC WORK
South Africa (2015-current). Currently advising the Competition Commission of South Africa on economic aspects of the Healthcare Inquiry into the private healthcare market in South Africa.
South Africa (2015). Provided expert advice to ICASA in relation to the merger proceedings
between Vodacom and Neotel.
South Africa (2015-2016). Provided expert advice to the Economic Development Department in relation to the competition and public interest effects the merger between Coca-Cola and SAB (bottlers) in South Africa.
South Africa (2015-2016). Conducted research for the National Treasury on the barriers to entry in the agro-processing and telecommunications sectors.
Uganda (2015-2016). Completed research on the competition dynamics of the mobile money
sector in Uganda for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
South Africa (2015-2016). Developed strategy for the agro-processing sector for the Gauteng
Department of Economic Development.
South Africa (2015-2016). Conducted a study on local industrial development for the City of
Johannesburg’s Department of Economic Development.
Kenya and Zambia (2015-2016). Facilitated and coordinated training programs on Competition
Economics in Kenya and Zambia