Peter C.

Industrial and agro-industrial economist & development policy strategist

Mozambique

Summary

Peter E. Coughlin (Ph.D., 1975, Univ. of New Mexico), an industrial and agro-industrial economist with 37 years of professional experience in eastern and southern Africa, has conducted and supervised numerous research projects and written five books about labor relations, industrialization strategy, and the management and tactics for negotiations with international companies. He also co-authored two other books: Claro e Directo: Como Escrever um Ensaio [translation: Clear and Direct: How to Write an Essay] and Barking You’ll Be Eaten: The Wisdom of Kamba Oral Literature. Of relevance for the present conference, he authored an analysis of Plagiarism in five universities in Mozambique: Magnitude, detection techniques, and control measures, published in 2015 by the International Journal of Educational Integrity 11(2). In the 1980s and 1990s, he was a university senior lecturer in Kenya and professor in Mozambique, where, in different moments, he taught courses about research methods, industrial economics, economic planning, and economic development policy and strategy. He has also supervised more than 30 licenciatura and masters theses. Since, 1999, he has worked as a consultant and, currently, is the managing partner of EconPolicy Research Group, Ltd., a Mozambican company specialized in conducting sectoral studies, analyzing economic policy, designing questionnaires, administering rural and urban sample surveys, and monitoring and evaluating diverse projects, including electrification, cookstoves, and HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation.

Experience

  • research & development
  • economic policy
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • hiv/aids
  • architecture / design
  • mozambique
  • kenya
  • mexico
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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