Peter C.

Industrial and agro-industrial economist & development policy strategist



Peter E. Coughlin (Ph.D., 1975, Univ. of New Mexico), an industrial and agro-industrial economist with 40 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 wrote Claro e Directo: Como Escrever um Relatório [translation: Clear and Direct: How to Write a Report (3rd edition); Barking You’ll Be Eaten: The Wisdom of Kamba Oral Literature; Salomão Júlio Manhiça: Retalhos da Minha Vida—Autobiografia e Testemunhos; and a monograph about plagiarism in Mozambican universities. 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.


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

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