Mamello Nchake

Mamello Nchake is a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town, under the Collaborative PhD Programme by coursework and thesis, supported by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). Her research thesis is titled product market price integration in developing countries. Professor Lawrence Edwards is supervising this PhD. She completed her Masters degree in economics in 2005, at the University of Zimbabwe, under the Collaborative Master's Programme also supported by AERC. She was then employed as a lecturer at the National University of Lesotho, where she taught international economics and public sector economics among others. She has also been intensively engaged on a number of projects including; background document on Lesotho's external sector and the Lesotho investment policy for Lesotho government and UNDP; and the study on Economic growth-HIV/AIDS-Poverty Nexus in Lesotho within the context of Garment and Textile industry which was funded by HIV IDRC/HEAD Canada. Mamello's research interests lie in the field of international trade and development within the context of Africa. The current and future focus more on price transmission, market structure and regional integration and poverty-related issues within the context of Low income countries.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This project examines price-setting behavior in Lesotho to understand pricing and market segmentation in low-income countries characterized by frictions preventing price arbitrage, such as weak infrastructure, poor distribution networks, and 'thin' markets. 
Researchers: Mamello Nchake, Lawrence Edwards
Grants Round: 2nd Round
Country: Lesotho