Dr. Alexis Habiyaremye

Affiliated Researcher

Dr Alexis Habiyaremye is a Senior Research Specialist in the Economic Performance and Development (EPD) research unit of the Human Sciences Research Council. He holds a PhD in Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change from the United Nations University/Maastricht University (UNU-MERIT). Before joining HSRC, he was an assistant professor of economics and political science at Antalya International University (Turkey). His research interests include the effects of Sino-African trade and investments on manufacturing productivity, African natural resources and East-West geostrategic rivalry, export diversification and technological learning. His published work on these topics include articles and book chapters on resource for infrastructure in the Sino-African trade, growth impact of infrastructure in sub-Saharan African countries, Turkey’s engagement with Africa, US Africom and Sino-African trade, etc.

Selected publications by Alexis Habiyaremye

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Evans Mupela, 2019, How effective is local beneficiation policy in enhancing rural income and employment? The case of agro-processing beneficiation in Tzaneen, South Africa, Local Economy, 34(4): 329-345, DOI: 10.1177/0269094219857037, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, Glenda Kruss & Irma Booyens, 2019, Innovation for inclusive rural transformation: the role of the state, Innovation and Development, Online, DOI: 10.1080/2157930X.2019.1596368, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis & I. Turok, 2019, Urban-rural collaboration part of the recipe for balanced development, The Daily Maverick, January 7, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2019, Knowledge exchange and innovation co-creation in living labs projects in South Africa, Innovation and Development, online, DOI: 10.1080/2157930X.2019.1580940, More information
Jacobs, P.T., Alexis Habiyaremye, B. Fakudze, K. Ramoroka & S. Jonas, 2019, Producing knowledge to raise rural living standards: how universities connect with resource-poor municipalities in South Africa, European Journal of Development Research, online, DOI: 10.1057/s41287-019-0192-5, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2018, Enhancing productive capabilities through intra-regional trade and cross-border investments in Southern Africa, Development Southern Africa, DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2018.1504673, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Wladimir Raymond, 2017, How do foreign firms’ corruption practices affect innovation performance in host countries? : Industry-level evidence from transition economies, Innovation: Organization & Management, 20(1): 18-41, DOI: doi.org/10.1080/14479338.2017.1367626, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2017, Estimating the impact of sericulture adoption on farmer income in Rwanda: an application of propensity score matching, Agrekon, 56(3): 296-311, DOI: doi.org/10.1080/03031853.2017.1361853, More information
Avsar, Veysel, Alexis Habiyaremye & Umut Unal, 2016, Does Corruption Increase Antidumping Investigations?, International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 6(2), More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2016, Is Sino-African trade exacerbating resource dependence in Africa?, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 37: 1-12, DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.strueco.2015.11.003, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Tarik Oguzlu, 2014, Turkish Engagement with Africa: Making Sense of Turkey’s Approach in the Context of Growing East-West Rivalry, International Relations, 11(41): 65-85
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2013, Angola-mode’ Trade Deals and the Awakening of African Lion Economies, African Development Review, African Development Bank, 25(4): 636-647, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2013, Imported Capital Goods and Manufacturing Productivity: Evidence from Botswana's Manufacturing Sector, South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, 81(4): 581-604
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Thomas Ziesemer, 2012, Export demand elasticities as determinants of growth: Estimates for Mauritius, Applied Economics, 44(9): 1143-1158, DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2010.537642
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2012, Afrika'nın Doğal Kaynakları ve Sino-Amerikan Jeostrateji Rekabeti, Ortadoğu Analiz, 4(46)
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2011, Chinafrique, Africom and African Natural Resources: A Modern Scramble for Africa?, The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, 2(1): 79-93
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Thomas Ziesemer, 2011, Export demand elasticities and productivity as determinants of growth: estimates for Mauritius, Applied Economics, 1–16, iFirst, DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2010.537642, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Luc Soete, 2009, The Global Financial Crisis and Africa's "immiserizing wealth", African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 1(2&3): 181-196

Book chapters
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2019, Rural innovation adoption pitfalls: The case of interrupted diffusion of sericulture among Rwandan farmers, in: Jacobs, P.(ed), Equitable rural socio economic change, HSRC Press, Cape Town
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2019, Regional Integration and Knowledge Flows: Effect on Manufacturing Productivity in Southern Africa, in: Oloruntoba, S and M. Muchie (eds), Innovation, Regional Integration, and Development in Africa, Springer, Cham, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92180-8_14, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2018, Regional Integration and Knowledge Flows: Effect on Manufacturing Productivity in Southern Africa, in: Oloruntoba S., Muchie M. (eds), Innovation, Regional Integration, and Development in Africa. Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development, Springer, Cham, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92180-8_14, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2013, African Resources for African Development Under Sino-American Geostrategic Rivalry, in: Muchie, M., P. Lukele-Olorunju and O. Akpor, The African Union Ten Years Later, The Africa Institute of South Arica, Pretoria, South Africa
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Luc Soete, 2011, The global financial crisis and Africa's "Immiserizing Wealth", in: C. Calhoun and G. Derluguian (eds), Aftermath. A New Global Economic Order?, New York University Press, New York

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Korina, Leeja C & Alexis Habiyaremye, 2017, Indigenous knowledge for sustainable livelihoods: Lessons from ecological pest control and post-harvest techniques of Baduy (West Java) and Nguni (Southern Africa), UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-025
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2017, Estimating the impact of sericulture adoption on farmer income in Rwanda , UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-024
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2015, Is Sino-African trade exacerbating resource dependence in Africa?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-046
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Wladimir Raymond, 2013, Transnational corruption and innovation in transition economies, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-050
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Thomas Ziesemer, 2008, Export Demand Elasticities as Determinants of Growth: Estimates for Mauritius, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2008-072
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Thomas Ziesemer, 2006, Absorptive Capacity and Export Diversification in Sub-Saharan African Countries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2006-030

External working papers
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2005, Dependence on Primary Commodities and Poverty Traps in Sub-Saharan Africa: Devising strategies and building capabilities for diversification, More information

Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2009, From primary commodity dependence to diversification and growth; Absorptive capacity and technological catch up in Botswana and Mauritius, PhD dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University

Habiyaremye, Alexis & Luc Soete, 2010, The Global Financial Crisis and Africa's "Immiserizing Wealth", Research Brief, nr 1, United Nations University, More information