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Mr Carren Pindiriri


Mr Carren Pindiriri

Qualifications: BSc (hons) Economics, UZ; MSc Economics, MPhil, (Oslo)(DPhil Student)

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Research Interests: Growth, Poverty, Trade, Agricultural Technologies, Developmental, Environmental and Health Economics.

Mr Pindiriri’s Biography:

Carren Pindiriri is a Lecturer and a researcher in the Department of Economics, University of Zimbabwe. In the lecturing position, Carren teaches econometrics, mathematics, microeconomics, international trade, growth and development economics. Before joining the University of Zimbabwe, Carren worked for the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe as a business development officer. He holds BSc. and MSc. in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe and an MPhil in Development Economics from Oslo University. He specializes in applied econometrics. His research interests include growth and technological adoption by farmers in Africa, environmental economics, growth and trade, and industrialization of African economies. Currently, Carren Pindiriri is in the finishing stage of his DPhil in the economic costs of extreme weather events to smallholder farmers and how modern technology adoption could be used to mitigate these costs. Through his research, Carren has gained much experience in the problems faced by rural farmers, in particular, limited access to finance to improve their technologies. Carren has been involved in a number of researches; among them are: 1) Tariff regime and competitiveness of the business sector in Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC)/ITC), 2) Positioning the private sector in TFTA (ZNCC), 3) Zimbabwe mining revenue transparency initiative (World Bank, Ministry of Finance), 4) Economic costs of biofuels in Zimbabwe (UNWIDER), 5) Value chains and youth employment in Zimbabwe (SNV), 6) Measuring business confidence in the manufacturing sector of Zimbabwe (Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI)/ITC), 7) Strategies for Spatial Development Initiatives in Zimbabwe (Ministry of Industry and Commerce/ADB), 8) Poverty in Zimbabwe (AGRODEP), 9) Economic section of Zimbabwe Environment Outlook (EMA), 10) Mapping of women business associations in Zimbabwe (ITC) and many other University community researches.


  1. Pindiriri, C.S (2017). Breaking the Traditional Trap: Assessing Drivers of Modern Technology Adoption by Smallholder Farmers in Hurungwe District, Zimbabwe.

  2. Pindiriri, C. (2016) “The Economic and Environmental Costs/Benefits of Green Fuels: The Case of Chisumbanje.” African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Special Paper No. 50, Nairobi.

  3. Pindiriri, C. (2015) “Modeling Determinants of Poverty in Zimbabwe”. AGRODEP Working Paper No. 15, IFPRI, Washington DC, USA.
  4. Zhou, H. & Pindiriri, C. (2015) “Informal Sector Labour Demand: Evidence from Zimbabwe’s Urban Informal Metal Sector.” Botswana Journal of Economics (BOJE), 13(1):26-39
  5. Pindiriri, C., Makochekanwa, A. and Ndudzo, S. (2015) “Examining the Long Run Relationship between Import Structure and Economic Growth in Zimbabwe Using VAR methodology.” UZ Business Review, 2(2): 29-42.
  6. Pindiriri, C. (2014) “Aid Effectiveness, Development Theories and Their Influence on the Structure and Practices in Development Aid to 3rd World Countries.” Zambezia Journal of Social Sciences, 39(I):60-81
  7. Pindiriri, C. (2014) “A Theoretical Analysis of the Impact of Sustainable Development Assistance on Environmental Quality.” Cogent Economics and Finance, Taylor and Francis, 2: 939293
  8. Zhou, H., Pindiriri, C., &Tambama, J. (2013) “Consumption Response to Diaspora Remittances in Zimbabwe.” Botswana Journal of Economics (BOJE), 2(16):32-41
  9. Pindiriri, C and Muhoyi, E. (2012). An Assessment of Vocational Training and Youth Employment in Zimbabwe, Zambezia Journal of Social Sciences, 38(I): 77-94 (ISSN: 0379-0622).
  10. Pindiriri, C. (2012). Monetary Reforms and Inflation Dynamics in Zimbabwe, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 90: 207-222 (ISSN: 1450-2887).
  11. Pindiriri, C and Chidoko, C. (2012). The Impact Assessment of Sustainable Development Assistance on Carbon Dioxide Emissions: The Sub-Saharan Africa Experience, Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 14(2): 182-198 (ISSN: 1520-5509).
  12. Pindiriri, C and Nhavira, J. (2011). Modeling Zimbabwe’s inflation process, Journal of Strategic Studies, 2(1): 32-49 (ISSN 2076-6645).
  13. Nhavira, J and Pindiriri, C. (2011). Sub-Saharan time-consistency: A comparison of SADC and the RBZ law, Journal of Strategic Studies, 2(1): 63-87 (ISSN 2076-6645)

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