Social Sciences and Humanities
Professor Syden Mishi

Department of Economics
Nelson Mandela University

Professor Syden Mishi’s research interest is in applied microeconomics of development, behavioural and experimental economics focusing on understanding how the financial and real sectors interact to contribute to better economies; decision-making of businesses, households and individuals in light of their circumstances. Prof Mishi studied Economics at the University of Fort Hare, obtaining his PhD in 2016. He was a research intern for an NGO before moving to the University of Fort Hare where he held various positions. In 2019 he joined Nelson Mandela University as Associate Professor in Economics and was later appointed Acting Head of the Economics Department. Since 2012 he has published 25 articles in journals including the International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies and the International Journal of Education Economics and Development. He co-authored three book chapters and edited two books. He was Guest Editor for the African Journal of Economic and Management Studies and Editor for Research Methods for Economic Sciences. He has supervised 23 Honours, Master’s and Doctoral students to completion and is currently supervising 24 and one Postdoctoral Researcher.