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Chuma Maxwele | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr Chuma Maxwele, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Dr. Chuma Maxwele is an accomplished economist with a PhD from Nelson Mandela University 🏫. He holds a Master’s in Commerce in Economics πŸŽ“, along with a Bachelor’s in Education (Economics and Business Management) from the University of Fort Hare πŸ“˜. His expertise spans international trade, applied microeconomics, and econometrics πŸ“ˆ. Dr. Maxwele has taught at various educational institutions and conducted significant research, focusing on economic complexity and governance in Sub-Saharan Africa 🌍. He is proficient in Xhosa and English 🌐 and has published multiple papers in renowned journals πŸ“‘.

Publication profile



πŸŽ“ Dr. Chuma Maxwele’s academic journey began at Qokolweni S.S.S., Mthatha, where he completed Grade 12 with top marks in IsiXhosa, English, Mathematics, and more. He earned a Bachelor of Education in Economics and Business Management from the University of Fort Hare (2012-2015), excelling in modules like Basic Classroom Research and Community Development. At Nelson Mandela University, he achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics (2017) and later, a Master’s in Commerce in Economics, specializing in Advanced Macroeconomics and Economic Impact Assessment. Dr. Maxwele culminated his studies with a PhD in Economics, producing an impactful thesis. πŸ“šπŸŒŸ

Research Skills

Conducted basic classroom research at UFH, and a research treatise at NMU. Completed a research paper on β€œDeveloping content knowledge in Economics” and β€œEffect of the exchange rate on economic growth in South Africa” over two months (August-September 2015) at UFH, and 11 months at NMU.

Research focus

Chuma Maxwele’s research focuses on the intersection of economic complexity and governance in Sub-Saharan Africa. His work explores how intricate economic activities and structures impact the quality of governance across different countries. By analyzing cross-country data, he aims to uncover patterns and relationships that can inform policy and drive sustainable development. This research is crucial for understanding how economic diversity and sophistication contribute to better governance outcomes, ultimately fostering growth and stability in the region. πŸŒπŸ“ŠπŸ”πŸ“ˆ

Publication top notes

Economic Complexity and Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross Country Analysis


Chuma Maxwele | Social Sciences | Best Researcher Award

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