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Dr Calvin Mudzingiri
Senior Lecturer
Economics and Finance

Short CV

Qualifications : PhD in Economics  (UFS) (2019), Master of Science in Economics (UZ)(African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Collaborative Masters Programme for Anglophone Africa (CMAP) African Economic Research Consortium Joint Facility for Electives (JFE)(2009) Nairobi, Kenya, B.Sc. Honours in Economics (UZ) (2004), DipED Mathematics (MTC)(UZ) (1998).

Teaching Philosophy: To empower students with economics knowledge critically required in South Africa and the world beyond.


Published articles
  • Koumba, U., Mudzingiri, C., & Mba,J. (2020) Does uncertainty predict cryptocurrency returns? A copula-based approach, Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, vol.13:1, 67-88, DOI: 10.1080/17520843.2019.1650090.
  • Mudzingiri, C., Muteba Mwamba, J.W., Keyser, J.N. & Bara, A., | Marco Hubert (Reviewing editor) (2019) Indecisiveness on risk preference and time preference choices. Does financial literacy matter?, Cogent Psychology, 6:1, DOI: 10.1080/23311908.2019.1647817
  • Mudzingiri, C., Muteba Mwamba, J.W. & Keyser, J.N., 2018. Financial behavior, confidence, risk preferences and financial literacy of university students, Cogent Economics & Finance, 6:1, 1-25, DOI: 10.1080/23322039.2018.1512366 
  • Mudzingiri, C., Muteba Mwamba, J.W., Keyser, N.J., 2018. Incentivized Time Preferences, Level of Education in a Household and Financial Literacy: Laboratory Evidence. J. Econ. Behav. Stud. 10, 103–119.doi:
  • Mudzingiri, C., 2017. Incentivized time preferences and financial literacy: Evidence from South African university students. SAIMS2017: Conference Proceeding. University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. ISBN: 9780620769761
  • Chikabwi, D., Chidoko, C., Mudzingiri, C., 2017. Manufacturing sector productivity growth drivers: Evidence from SADC member states. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development Vol. 2  pp1–9.
  • Bara, A. and Mudzingiri, C. (2016). Financial innovation and economic growth: evidence from Zimbabwe. Investment Management and Financial Innovations, Volume 13, Issue 2, p67-77 
  • Calvin Mudzingiri, Emmanuel Moyana & Fungai Mbengo (2016) Caregivers’ perspective of the child support grant in South Africa: An exploratory study, Journal of Psychology in Africa, 26:2, 176-179 
  • Bonga, W.G, Chiminya, J and Mudzingiri, C. (2015). An Explanatory Analysis of the Economic and Social Impact of Corruption in Zimbabwe. Journal of Economics and Finance (IOSR-JEF). Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 11-20
  • Mudzingiri, C. (2014) The Impact and Lessons of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis to Zimbabwe. Vol 5, No 27 P1 (2014.)
  • Mudzingiri, C. and Chidoko, C. (2011). Food Aid and Food Crop Production in Zimbabwe. An Economic perspective. Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011. ISBN 3844384928, 9783844384925
  • Kwaramba, M and Mudzingiri, C (2016) Taxes Rates, Economic Crisis and Tax Evasion: Evidence using Zimbabwe and South Africa Bilateral Trade Flows-ERSA working paper-April 2016



  • Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa 2019, Birchwood Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, 3-5 September 2019: Paper Presented: Indecisiveness on risk preference and time preference choices. Does financial literacy matter?
  • Australian Conference of economists (ACE2018) - The Economic Society of Australia (ESA) in conjunction with Australia National University, 10-13 July 2018, Canberra, Australia. Paper Presented: Multiple price list incentivized time preferences and financial literacy. Lab evidence. 

  • The (29th Annual Conference) Southern African Institute of Management Scientists (SAIMS) in conjunction with the Department of Business Management, University of the Free State, 10- 12 September 2017: Paper Presented: Incentivized time preferences and financial literacy: Evidence from South African university students

  •  Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 30 August - 1 September 2017: Paper Presented: Incentivized time preferences, level of education in a household and financial literacy: Laboratory evidence. 

  • 14th International Conference Developments in Economic Theory and Policy (Bilbao, Spain, June 29-30,2017) (www.cinferencedevelopments), Organized by the Department of Applied Economics V of the University of the Basque Country with the centre of Economic and public Policy, Department of Land Economy of the University of Cambridge. Paper Title: Financial Literacy and incentivized time preferences: Evidence from South African University students.

  • Kwaramba, M and Mudzingiri, C (2015), Taxes Rates, Economic Crisisand Tax Evasion: Evidence using Zimbabwe and South Africa Bilateral Trade Flows. ESSA 2015 Biennial Conference  2 - 4 sept 2015, University of Cape Town

  • Booysen, F.; Guvuriro, S.; Campher, C. and Mudzingiri, C. (2013). The Who’s Who of Decision-Making in South African Households? Biennnial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA). Bloemfontein, South Africa. September, 25 – 27, 2013

  • Mudzingiri, C. (2013). The impact and lessons of the 2008 global financial crisis to Zimbabwe. Proceedings of 6th International Business and Social Sciences Research Conference 3 – 4 January, 2013, Dubai, UAE, ISBN: 978-1-922069-18-4-i

  • Mudzingiri, C (2012) Assessing Students’ Feedback in the Teaching of Economics: Dealing with Information Asymmetry in Learning. (HELTASA) Conference. University of Stellenbosch, 28 – 30 November 2012

Publications (Short List)

  1. Trade liberalization: lessons from other countries-(Financial Gazette)

  2. Land property rights in Zimbabwe-(Financial Gazette and ZES News Letter)

  3. Prices critical for economic development-(Financial Gazette and ZES News Letter)

  4. Development hinges on solid infrastructure framework- Medium term fiscal policy critique-(Government of Zimbabwe) - (Financial Gazette


  • behavioral and experimental economics

  •  decision sciences

  • Choice over time

  • International economics
  • Food aid, Grant aid

  • Financial innovation

  • Financial literacy, Financial behavior

  • risk preferences and time preferences

Area(s) of Interest

  • behavioral and experimental economics, financial literacy education, development economics, Financial innovation,international economics, welfare economics

Courses Presented

EECF 1614 Introduction to Micro Economics

EECF2614 Introduction to Macro Economics

EINT3715 International Economics
EMIC 2714 Intermediate Micro Economics

EECT3725 South African Macroeconomic Policy Issues

EFEF 2614 Personal Finance


Community Service

International economics community awareness on global issues

financial literacy 

Service Learning

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