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Zhou, H.

Senior ecturer


Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Economics, MSc Economics, (UZ), PhD.(Univ. of Hull)

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Research Interests: Labour, Macroeconomic and Industrial Issues

Dr Zhou’s biography

Dr Honest Zhou holds a BSc Economics (Honours) and an MSc (Economics) both from the University of Zimbabwe and a PhD (Economics) from the University of Hull, UK. He is a senior lecturer with vast experience in university teaching. He has participated in university teaching in a number of countries including; Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania. Over the years, Dr Zhou has taught a number of courses including Macroeconomics, Labour economics, Industrial economics, etc. Currently, he teaches Macroeconomics at the postgraduate level and Labour Economics at the undergraduate level. He is also heavily involved in the supervision of both MSc and DPhil students. Dr Zhou has wide experience in consultancy. Over the years, he has been consulted by a number of both local and international organizations including: the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI), Zimbabwe Policy Analysis and Research Unit (ZEPARU), the World Bank, the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), among others. His main research interests are in Macroeconomic issues, Labour and Industrial issues.


  1.  Kadenge, P. G., E. Madzivanyika, and H. Zhou (2016) “A diagnosis of the effects of VAT refunds and overall VAT performance in Zimbabwe’s mining sector (2009-2015)”, Zambezia (forthcoming)
  2. Zhou, H. (2016) Insecurities of Zimbabwe’s urban informal metal workers, University of Zimbabwe Business Review, (forthcoming)
  3. Zhou, H. and Pindiriri, C.  (2015) Informal sector labour demand: Evidence from Zimbabwe’s urban informal metal sector, The Botswana Journal of Economics, 2015, vol. 13, no.1
  4.  Zhou, H. et al (2014) Workforce Connections: Zimbabwe Labour market Assessment, October, 2014 USAID, Harare
  5.  Zhou, H. (2014) Pricing in the informal sector: Evidence from Zimbabwe’s urban informal metal firms, University of Zimbabwe Business Review, 2014, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 30-37
  6.  Zhou, H. and Pindiriri, C. (2013) Consumption response to diaspora remittances in Zimbabwe, The Botswana Journal of Economics, 2013, vol. 2. Issue 15, pp. 32-41
  7.  Zhou, H. (2008), An Overview and Analysis of the Conduct of Zimbabwe’s Fiscal and Monetary Policies; 2000-2006; 2008, ZEPARU, Harare.
  8.  Zhou, H. (2007) Employment and Unemployment, [Chapter 7, in F. Maphosa, K. Kujinga and S.D. Chingarande (ed). Zimbabwe’s Development Experiences since 1980: Challenges and Prospects for the Future, OSSREA, 2007].
  9.  Zhou, H. (2003), The State of Zimbabwe’s Manufacturing Sector in 2002, CZI, Harare.
  10.  Zhou, H. (2002), Determinants of Youth Earnings: The Case of Harare, Zambezia, 2002, volume 29, No II. 213-220.
  11.  Zhou, H. (2001) Industrial Investment, ILO (Samat), Harare.
  12.  Zhou, H. (2001) The demand for Labour in Zimbabwe’s Engineering Industry: 1995-1997, The South African Journal of Economics, December 2001, 69: 4, 734-51.
  13.  Mumvuma, T. and Zhou, H. (1995) “Constraints to Capacity Utilization”, in The Manufacturing Sector in Zimbabwe: Industrial Change under Structural Adjustment, J.W. Gunning and C. Mumbengegwi, 1995 (eds), Free University, Amsterdam and University of Zimbabwe.

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