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Prof J Hinaunye Eita
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School of Economics Academic Staff
Professor

Contact Details
D Ring 230
+27 (0)11 559 2105
Auckland Park Campus

Tertiary qualifications
  • PhD in Economics (coursework and thesis), University of Pretoria, PRETORIA, 2007.  Thesis title: Estimating the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate and Misalignment for Namibia.     
  • M. Com in Economics, University of Cape Town, CAPE TOWN, 2000. Dissertation: "Namibia and the Common Monetary Area: Costs, Benefits and Choices".Other Courses: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Quantitative Techniques       (Technique for Economics Analysis)
  • B. Com Honours in Economics, University of Cape Town, CAPE TOWN, 1998.Econometrics, Financial Economics, International Finance, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Monetary Economics, Public Finance, and Long Paper entitled, "Monetary Independence for Namibia: Delinking the Dollar from the Rand"
  • B. Com , University of Namibia, 1997, WINDHOEK.
Courses
 Accountancy I, II and III; Economics I, II and III; Management I, II, and III; Commercial Law I, and II; Income Tax; and Mathematics and Statistics for Economists

AWARDS
  • National Research Foundation (NRF): NRF Rated Researcher (Category C3, independent and established researcher) for the period 2015 – 2020.
  • Winner of the Pro-Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Researcher of the Year 2010 at Monash University (South African campus).
  • Teaching award for best teaching/lecturing of Economics of Money and Banking at Monash University.
University employment history
Professor: School of Economics, University of Johannesburg, June 2016 – present
Research and Teaching
  • Conduct research in area of expertise
  • Mentoring and coaching staff in research activities
  • Supervising research at Master and PhD level
  • Lecture
Administration
  • Member of the School of Economics' Higher Degree Research Committee
  • Member of the School of Economics' Management Committee
  • Coordinator of the Internationalisation Cluster in the School of Economics
  • Member of the University of Johannesburg's Senate

Research Professor for the Faculty of Commerce and Administration North-West University, Jan 2016 – May 2016
Research
  • Conduct research in area of expertise
  • Coordinate research activities in the faculty
  • Mentoring and coaching staff in research activities
  • Supervising research at Master and PhD level
Administration
    • Chairperson of the Faculty of Commerce and Administration's Higher Degree Research Committee, May 2014 to January 2015

Professor of Economics: North-West University: October 2013 – December 2015
  • Lecture
  • Research
  • Administration
    • Acting Chairperson of the Faculty of Commerce and Administration's Higher Degree Research Committee, May 2014 to January 2015;
    • Deputy Chairperson of the Faculty of Commerce and Administration's Higher Degree Research Committee, January 2015 to present.
Monash University: 2009 -2013 Associate Professor of Economics: Monash University, July 2011- June 2013.
  • Lecture;
  • Research;
  • Administration:
    • Head of Economics Department at the South African Campus of Monash University from March 2011 to June 2013;
    •  Acting Head of School of Business and Economics (February 2012 – July 2012)  at the South African Campus of Monash University;
Senior Lecturer of Economics: Monash University (South Africa Campus), 03/2009 – June 2011.
  • Lecturing/Teaching;
  • Research.
Lecturer of Economics: University of Namibia, WINDHOEK, 02/2008 – 02/2009
  • Lecturing undergraduates;
Lecturing Masters students, and supervision of their dissertations. 

Research publications
Peer reviewed (in scientific journals)
1.      EITA, J.H., JORDAAN, A.C. AND HARMSE. (2006). Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate and Commodity Prices: The Case of Namibia, Botswana Journal of Economics, 3(6): 35-41.

2.      JORDAAN, A.C. AND EITA, J.H. (2007). Exports and Economic Growth in Namibia: A Granger Causality Analysis, South African Journal of Economics, 75(3): 540 -547. Available at: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1813-6982.2007.00132.x

3.      EITA, J.H. AND JORDAAN A.C. (2007).  South Africa Export of Metal and Articles of Base Metals:  A Gravity Model Approach, Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics, 31(3): 81-96. Available at: http://www.sabinet.co.za/abstracts/bersee/bersee_v31_n3_a4.xml

4.      EITA, J.H. AND MBAZIMA, D. (2008). A Causal Relationship Between Government Revenue and Expenditure in Namibia.  Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences, 2(2): 175-186. Earlier version available at: http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/view/people/Eita,_Joel_Hinaunye_.html

5.      EITA, J.H. AND DU TOIT, C.B. (2009). Explaining Long-Term Growth in Namibia, South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, 12(1): 48-62.  Available at: http://www.sabinet.co.za/abstracts/econman_v12_n1_a4.html

6.      EITA, J.H. (2009). The Finance-Growth Nexus in Namibia, African Finance Journal, Special Issue: 162-178. Available at: http://www.sabinet.co.za/rssfeed/article/finj_feed.xml 

7.      JORDAAN, A.C. AND EITA, J.H. (2009). Testing the Export-led Growth for Botswana: A Causality Analysis, Botswana Journal of Economics, 6(10): 1-14.
http://www.ajol.info/index.php/boje/issue/view/7676

8.      ODADA, J.E. AND EITA, J.H. (2010). Causes of Inflation in Namibia: An Empirical Exploration, African Finance Journal, Special Issue: 44-57. Available at: http://www.africagrowth.com/Abstract_special10_3.htm       or http://www.africagrowth.com/afjabstracts.htm .

9.      EITA, J.H. AND JORDAAN, A.C. (2010). A Causality Analysis Between Financial Development and Economic Growth in Botswana, African Finance Journal, 12(1): 72-89. Available at: http://www.africagrowth.com/afjabstracts.htm

10.  EITA, J.H. AND ASHIPALA, J.M. (2010). Determinants of Unemployment in Namibia, International Journal of Business and Management, 5(10): 92-104.
Available at: http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ijbm/article/view/7635

11.  JORDAAN, A.C. AND EITA, J.H. (2010). Identifying South Africa's Wood Potential Using a Gravity Model, Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on E-business, Management and Economics, Hong Kong, China, 28 – 30 December 2010 [Thomson ISI accredited], pp. 159 – 164. Available at: http://www.ipedr.com/vol3/33-M00052.pdf

12.  EITA, J.H., JORDAAN, A.C. AND JORDAAN, Y. (2011). An Econometric Analysis of the Determinants Impacting on the Businesses in the Tourism Industry, African Journal of Business and Management, 5(3): 666 – 675. Available at: http://www.academicjournals.org/ajbm/abstracts/abstracts/abstracts2011/4Feb/Eita%20et%20al.htm

13.  EITA, J.H. AND GAOMAB II, M.H. (2012). Macroeconomic Determinants of the Balance of Payments in Namibia, International Journal of Business and Management, 7(3): 173 – 184.

14.  EITA, J.H. (2012). Inflation and Stock Market Returns in South Africa, International Business & Economics Research Journal, 11(6): 677 – 686. Available at: http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/IBER/article/view/7020

15.  JORDAAN, A.C. AND EITA, J.H. (2012). Determinants of South Africa's Exports of Leather Products, Agrekon: Agricultural Economics Research, Policy and Practice in Southern Africa, 51(2): 38 -52. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03031853.2012.695137

16.  EITA, J.H. (2012). Modelling Macroeconomic Determinants of Stock Market Prices: Evidence from Namibia, Journal of Applied Business Research, 28(5): 871-884. (Earlier version published in ERSA Working Paper Series, Working Paper 209). Available at: http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/JABR/issue/current.

17.  EITA, J.H. (2012). Explaining Interest Rate Spread in Namibia, International Business & Economics Research Journal, 11(10): 1123-1132. Available at: http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/IBER/article/view/7258

18.  EITA, J.H. (2013). Estimation of the Marshall-Lerner Condition for Namibia, International Business & Economics Research Journal, 12(5): 511 -518. http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/IBER/article/view/7826

19.  EITA, J.H. AND JORDAAN, A.C. (2013). Real Exchange Rate Misalignment and Economic Performance in Namibia, Corporate Ownership and Control, 10(3): 352 – 367.http://www.virtusinterpress.org/IMG/pdf/COC__Volume_10_Issue_3_Spring_2013_Continued4_contents.pdf

20.  EITA, J.H. (2013). Determinants of Investment in Namibia, Corporate Ownership and Control, 10(4):  21 - 30. Available at: http://www.virtusinterpress.org/IMG/pdf/COC__Volume_10_Issue_4_Summer_2013_contents.pdf

21.  EITA, J.H. AND SICHEI, M.M. (2014). Estimating Namibia's Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate, International Business & Economics Research Journal, 13(5): 561 -572. Available at: http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/IBER/article/view/8593/8592

22.  EITA, J.H. (2014). Interest Rate and Stock Market Returns in Namibia, International Business & Economics Research Journal, 13(4): 689 – 696. Available at: http://www.cluteinstitute.com/ojs/index.php/IBER/article/view/8677

23.  EITA, J.H. (2014). Empirical Link Between Air Transport and Economic Growth in Namibia, Proceedings of the International Work-Conference on Time Series Analysis, Granada, Spain, 25 – 27 June. pp. 1230 -1241. ISBN: 978‐84‐15814‐97‐4

24.  MONGALE, I.P. AND EITA, J.H. (2014). Commodity Prices and Stock Market Performance in South Africa, Corporate Ownership and Control, 11(4): 370-375.

25.  EITA, J.H. AND JORDAAN, A.C. (2014). Estimating Namibia's Tourism Potential. Corporate Ownership and Control, 11(4): 391-398.

26.  KHUMALO, Z.Z. AND EITA, J.H. (2015). The Determinants of Unemployment in Swaziland, Journal of Applied Sciences, 15(9): 1190 - 1195. Available at: http://scialert.net/qredirect.php?doi=jas.2015.1190.1195&linkid=pdf

27.  MPATATE, L.M. AND EITA, J.H. (2016). Manufactured Exports and Economic Growth in Swaziland: An Autoregressive Distributive Lag (ARDL) Bound Testing Approach, Proceedings of the Global Academic Institute  New York Business and Economics Conference 2016, New York, USA, 22 -25 May. ISBN: 978-0-9965803-3-0.

28.  MOSIKARI, T.J. AND EITA, J.H. (2016). Determinants of South Africa's Export of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Products to SADC: A Gravity Model Approach, Economia Internazionale/International Economics, 69(3): 248 -265.

29.  EITA, J.H. (2016). Estimating Export Potential for a Small Open Economy Using a Gravity Model Approach: Evidence from Namibia, Journal of Developing Areas, 50(4): 269 -284 . Available at: https://ideas.repec.org/a/jda/journl/vol.50year2016issue4pp269-284.html

30.  MOSIKARI, T.J., SENOSI, C.M. AND EITA, J.H.  (2016). Manufactured Exports and Economic Growth in the Southern African Development Community (SADC): A Panel Cointegration Approach, Acta Universitatis Danubius. Oeconomica, 12(5): 266 -278. Available at:http://journals.univ-danubius.ro/index.php/oeconomica/article/view/3362/3607

31.  MENIAGO, C. AND EITA, J.H. (2017). The Effects of Exchange Rate Changes on Sub-Saharan Africa Trade, International Journal of the Sustainable Economy, 9(3): 213 – 230. Available at: http://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1504/IJSE.2017.085065

32.  MOSIKARI, T.J. AND EITA, J.H. (2017). Empirical Test of the Ricardian Equivalence in the Kingdom of Lesotho, Cogent Economics and Finance, 5: 1351674. Available at: https://www.cogentoa.com/article/10.1080/23322039.2017.1351674

33.  MENIAGO, C. AND EITA, J.H. (2017). Does Exchange Rate Volatility Deters Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 7(4): 62 -69. Available at:  http://www.econjournals.com/index.php/ijefi/article/view/4523

34.  SIMO-KENGNE, B.D. AND EITA, J.H. (2017). Consumption Response to Stock Prices Shocks in South Africa: Does Life Cycle Hypothesis Hold? Advanced Science Letters (Accepted).

35.  EITA, J.H. (2017). Supply and Demand Macro-econometric Model of a Small Economy, Development Southern Africa (Accepted).

 
Author/co-author of books
Chapters in books (peer reviewed)
  1. EITA, J.H. (2009). Stock Market Returns and Inflation in Namibia. In Paliwal, U.L. and Olivier, M.A. (Eds), Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance, Windhoek: University of Namibia. ISBN: 978-99945-69-69-4
  1. KARUAIHE, S.T. AND EITA, J.H. (2009). Modelling the Impact of the Financial Crisis in Namibia Through the Link Between Trade and Economic Growth. In Paliwal, U.L. and Olivier, M.A. (Eds), Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance, Windhoek: University of Namibia. ISBN: 978-99945-69-69-4
Papers presented on international conferences
Date
Place & name of conferenceTitle of paper
(2017). 18 – 19 May.

 
Paper Presented at the 13th African Finance Journal Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe,Does Exchange Rate Volatility Deters Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa.
(2017). 18 – 19 MayPaper Presented at the 13th African Finance Journal Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe,Drivers of Total Factor Productivity in the SACU Region.
(2016). 10 – 11 December.

 
Paper Presented at the Asia International Conference (AIC-2016), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Consumption Response to Stock Prices in South Africa: Does Life Cycle Hypothesis Hold?
 (2016).,21 -23 September.

 
Paper Presented at the International Conference on Business & Economics (BE-ci) 2016, Selangor – MalaysiaFinancial Development and Poverty Reduction in SACU.
(2016). 22 -25 MayPaper Presented at the Global Academic Institute  New York Business and Economics Conference 2016, New York, USA,Manufactured Exports and Economic Growth in Swaziland: An Autoregressive Distributive Lag (ARDL) Bound Testing Approach.
 (2016)., 18 -19 May.

 
Paper Presented at the 13th African Finance Journal Conference, Accra, GhanaThe Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Sub-Saharan African Trade.
 (2015). 29 – 30 October.Paper Presented at the 2015 Global Development Finance Conference, Cape Town, South Africa,Supply and Demand Macro-econometric Model of the Namibian Economy.
 (2014). 2 – 3 September.

 
Paper Presented at the 2014 Global Development Finance Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates,The Role of Macroeconomic Variables on Stock Market Indices in BRICS.
 (2014). 25 -27 June.

 
Paper Presented at the International Work Conference on Time Series Analysis, Granada, Spain,Empirical Link Between Air Transport and Economic Growth in Namibia.
 (2012).,12 – 14 June.

 
Paper Presented at the Workshop on Perspectives of Emerging Markets, University of Mauritius, MauritiusReal Exchange Rate Misalignment and Economic Performance in an Emerging Economy: Evidence from South Africa
 (2012)., 19 -20 April.

 
Paper Presented at the 9th African Finance Journal Conference, Nairobi, Kenya,Determinants of Investment in Namibia
 (2011). 8 – 11 November.

 
Paper Presented at the 2011 Global Development Finance Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates,Explaining Interest Rate Spread in Namibia,
 (2011). 14 – 15 April.

 
Paper Presented at the 8th African Finance Journal Conference, Windhoek, Namibia,Macroeconomic Determinants of the Balance of Payments in Namibia,
(2011)14 – 15 AprilPaper Presented at the 8th African Finance Journal Conference, Windhoek, Namibia, A Re-examination of the Finance Growth nexus in Namibia,
 (2011)., 14 – 15 April.

 
Paper Presented at the 8th African Finance Journal Conference, Windhoek, Namibia,Determinants of Bonds Market Development in Namibia
 (2010). 28 – 30 December 2010.

 
Paper Presented at  the 2010 International Conference on E-business, Management and Economics, Hong Kong, China,Identifying South Africa's Wood Potential Using a Gravity Model,

Papers presented on national conferences
DatePlace & name of conferenceTitle of paper
 (2016). 23 – 24 November.

 
Paper Presented at the 2016 Global Development Finance Conference, Durban, South Africa,The Impact of Electricity Supply on Manufacturing Sector Output in South Africa.
(2015). 2 – 4 September.

 
Paper Presented at the Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa,The Role of Governance Indicators in Stock Market Development of Selected Sub-Saharan Economies.
 (2015) 20-21 May.

 
Paper presented at the 12 African Finance Journal Conference, Cape Town, South Africa,Price Determination in a Unified Market: The Role of South African Prices in the BLNS Countries.
 (2014).. 15 -16 May.

 
Paper Presented at the 11th African Finance Journal Conference, Durban, South Africa,A Public Sector Macro-econometric Model of the Namibian Economy
 (2013). 15-16 May.

 
Paper Presented at the 10th African Finance Journal Conference, Durban, South Africa,Modelling International Tourim Demand for Botswana: Panel Data Evidence.
 (2013). 15 – 16 May.

 
Paper Presented at the 10th African Finance Journal Conference, Durban, South Africa,Estimation of the Marshall-Lerner Condition for Namibia: Panel Data Evidence.
 (2012). 20 – 22 November.

 
Paper Presented at the Global Development Finance Conference, Cape Town, South Africa,Estimation of Long-Run Trade Elasticities: Evidence from Namibia,
 (2011)., 5-7 September.


 
Paper Presented at the Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA), Stellenbosch-Cape TownA Macroeconometric Model of the Namibian Economy,
 (2010)., 24 -26 November.

 
Paper Presented at 2010 Global Development Finance Conference, Cape Town,Determinants of Stock Market Prices in Namibia
 (2010).30 August - 1 September.

 
Paper Presented at Value 2010 Conference, Birchwood Hotel -Johannesburg,Determinants of Inflation in Swaziland,
Post-graduate students
Current students
PhD students
  • Khumalo, Z.Z. "Essays on Exchange Rate in Selected African Countries", (PhD in economics, North-West University).
  • Lembede, P.F. "Funding of Higher Education and Economic Growth in South Africa: An Econometric Analysis" (PhD in economics, North-West University).
Former students
PhD students
  • Khumalo, M.J. "Private Capital Formation in South Africa: A Non-Reversible Model for South Africa" (PhD in economics, North-West University). Thesis completed and submitted for external examination.
  • Meniago, C. "The Impact of Exchange Rate Change and Volatility on Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa", (PhD in economics, North-West University). Completed and candidate   graduated in October 2016.
  • Teboho Mosikari, "An Econometric Analysis of Manufactured Export and Economic Growth in SADC", (PhD in economics, North-West University). Supervised with Dr. M. Senosi. Completed and candidate  graduated on 25 April 2017
Current students
Master students
  • Maphelane, P. "Assessing return and volatility spillovers between South African and Nigerian equity markets", (M.Com Financial Economics, University of Johannesburg).
Former students
  • Ngobese, S. "An Empirical Analysis of Macroeconomic Risk in South Africa", (M.Com Financial Economics, University of Johannesburg). Thesis submitted for external examination.
  • Mpatane, L. "Effect of Electricity Supply on Manufacturing Sector in South Africa" (Masters in Economics, North-West University). Completed and candidate graduated in October 2016..
  • Mooketsi, A.M. "Transport Infrastructure and Economic Growth in South Africa", (Master in economics, North-West University). Completed and the candidate graduated in October 2016.
  • Maposa, O.K. "Financial Development and Poverty Reduction in South Africa", (Masters of International Business, Monash University). Completed and candidate graduated in 2016.
  • Matsika, T. "The Efficacy of GATT and WTO in ensuring Fair Trade Domestic Laws in Member Countries", (Master of International Business, Monash University). Submitted for examination. Completed and candidate graduated in 2016.
  • Mashamhanda, T. "An Analysis of Constraints of SMMEs in South Africa: A Case Study of the of the Construction Sector in Gauteng", (Master theses, University of Stellenbosch Business School). Degree will be awarded in December 2015.
  • Zitsile Z. Khumalo, "Determinants of Unemployment in Swaziland" (Master of Commerce in economics, North-West University). Degree awarded with distinction in May 2015.
  • Morufhi Komanyane, (2013) "Integrating the Financial Systems in Emerging Markets: A Case of the SADC Region", (Master theses, University of Stellenbosch Business School). Degree awarded in December 2013.
  • Paula Oracio, (2013)"Failure of Small Business funded by the Development of Namibia", ((Master theses, University of Stellenbosch Business School). Degree awarded in December 2013
  • Dr. Thabo Twala, (2013). Municipal Funding and Local Economic Development: An Evaluation of Municipalities in the North West Province" (Master thesis, University of Stellenbosch Business School, Degree awarded in March 2013).
  • Obert Kudzai Maposa. (2011). "Determinants of Financial Development in South Africa" (Bachelor of Business Science Honours, Monash University: Degree obtained with higher distinction). The candidate received a Dean's Honour in 2012 because his performance placed him in the top two percent of the course in the entire Monash University.
  • Benjamin Jacobs. (2009). "The Effect of Policy Reforms on the Performance of the Telecommunication Sector in SADC", (Master of Sciences in economics, University of Namibia).
  • Eden Tate Shipanga. (2009. "An Analysis of the Effect of Exchange Rate Volatility on Exports in Namibia (Master of Science in economics, University of Namibia)"