Dr Alexis Habiyaremye

Affiliated Researcher

Alexis Habiyaremye is a Senior Researcher seconded to the office of the South Africain Research Chair (SARChI) in Industrial Development, School of Economics of the University of Johannesburg. He holds a PhD in Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change from the United Nations University/Maastricht University (UNU-MERIT). Before joining The University of Johannesburg, he worked for the Inclusive Economic Development division of the Human Sciences Research Council as a senior research specialist. 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)
Nwosu, Chijioke, Alexis Habiyaremye & Thomas Habanabakize, 2023, Millions of young South Africans are jobless: study finds that giving them ‘soft’ skills like networking helps their prospects, The Conversation(May 15), More information
Khurana, Indu, Alexis Habiyaremye, Veysel Avsar & Siri Terjesen, 2023, The impact of policy uncertainty on entrepreneurial activity: a cross-country analysis, Entreprneurship and Regional Development, Online, DOI: 10.1080/08985626.2023.2211978, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2022, Patent protection, access to Covid vaccines and the right to healthcare versus corporate profits, The Daily Maverick, 23.10.2022, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, Thomas Habanabakize & Chijioke Nwosu, 2022, Bridging the labour market skills gap to tackle youth unemployment in South Africa, Eonomic and Labour Relations Review, Online, DOI: 10.1177/10353046221138400, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2022, Fast-Tracking the SADC Integration Agenda to Unlock Regional Collaboration Gains along Growth Corridors in Southern Africa, Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences, 59, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Joseph Eliabson Maniragena, 2022, The contribution of South African higher education institutions to tackling exclustion and sustainability challenges: The case of University of Johannesburg's Izindaba Zokudla project in Soweto, GUNi World Report, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2022, Optimal Patent Protection Length for Vital Pharmaceuticals in the Age of COVID-19, Sustainability, 14: 9799-, DOI: 10.3390/su14169799., More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2022, Racial capitalism, ruling elite business entanglement and the impasse of black economic empowerment policy in South Africa, African Journal of Business Ethics, 16(1), DOI: 10.15249/16-1-298, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Indu Khurana, 2022, Economic policy uncertainty and the loss of South Africa’s growth momentum: Can the decline be reversed?, Daily Maverick, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Leeja C Korina, 2021, Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Ecological Pest Control and Post-Harvest Rice Conservation Techniques: Sustainability Lessons from Baduy Communities, Sustainability, 13(16): 9148-, DOI: 10.3390/su13169148, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, Olebogeng Molewa & Pelontle Lekomanyane, 2021, Estimating Employment Gains of the Proposed Infrastructure Stimulus Plan in Post?Covid?19 South Africa, Vol.:(0123456789)The European Journal of Development Research, Online, DOI: 0.1057/s41287-021-00400-5, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2021, Co-Operative Learning and Resilience to COVID-19 in a Small-Sized South African Enterprise, Sustainability, 13(4): 1976-, DOI: 10.3390/su13041976, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Veysel Avsar, 2020, Bilateral trade agreements and trade finance: evidence from Turkey, International Journal of Emerging Markets(online), DOI: 10.1108/IJOEM-07-2020-0751, More information
Turok, Ivan & Alexis Habiyaremye, 2020, Territorial collaboration: a novel way to spread prosperity, Regional Studies, Online, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2020.1807490, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2020, Water innovation in South Africa: Mapping innovation successes and diffusion constraints, Environmental Science & Policy, 114(online): 217-229, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.08.011, More information
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 & Ivan 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, 2022, The impasse of Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa: a glance through the lenses of postcolonial epistemic violence and racial capitalism, in: Houston, G., Y. D. Davids and M. Kanyane, Paradise Lost: Race and Racism in Post-apartheid South Africa, Brill, the Netherlands, 28, DOI: 10.1163/9789004515949_004, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2021, Turkey’s diplomatic charm offensive in sub-Saharan Africa: Is Ankara winning the hearts and minds of Africans?, in: Elem Eyrice Tepeciklio?lu, Ali Onur Tepeciklio?lu (eds), Turkey in Africa, Routledge, London, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2020, Natural resource abundance: a hidden drag on Africa's development?, in: Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba and Toyin Falola (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of African Political Economy, Palgrave Macmillan, UK, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-38922-2, More information
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
Habiyaremye, Alexis, Peter Jacobs, Olebogeng Molewa & Pelontle Lekomanyane, 2021, Macroeconomic stimulus packages and income inequality in developing countries: Lessons from the 2007-9 Great Recession for the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-006
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, 2023, 4IR Technology Adoption in the South African Airline Industry: Drivers, Constraints and Labour Market Effects, SARChI Industrial Development Working Paper Series WP 2023-04, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, Nicola A King & Fiona Tregenna, 2022, Innovation and socio-economic development challenges in South Africa: An overview of indicators and trends, SARChI Industrial Development Working Paper Series WP 2022-03, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2020, Fast tracking the SADC integration agenda to unlock regional collaboration gains along growth corridors in Southern Africa, WIDER Working Paper 95/2020
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, 2020, Tackling poverty and inequality in Southern Africa: transnational growth corridors as a solution, UNU-Wider research brief, volume 20, issue 5, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis & Luc Soete, 2010, The Global Financial Crisis and Africa's "Immiserizing Wealth", Research Brief, nr 1, United Nations University, More information

Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Habiyaremye, Alexis, 2021, Creating jobs costs money - how can cash-strapped SA shape a post-pandemic turnaround?, fin24, Opinion piece, More information
Habiyaremye, Alexis, Peter Jacobs, Pelontle Lekomanyane & Olebogeng Molewa, 2020, Macroeconomic policy options beyond Covid-19 depression, Mail & Guardian, Op-ed, More information