Staff Profiles

Dr Onkokame Mothobi

Onkokame Mothobi

Faculty of Social Sciences



Location: 244E/077
Phone: 355 5092
Email Dr Onkokame Mothobi

Economics (PhD), School of Economics, University of Cape Town

Masters of Arts (Economics), University of Botswana


Dr. Mothobi is an expert in research and training in the areas of Competition and Regulation, Network and Digital Economics. He holds a doctoral degree from School of Economics, University of Cape Town. He is a member of MONSSA Digital Transformation Unit based in the University of Cape Town, School of Economics. He is a faculty member in the department of economics, University of Botswana. He has provided technical assistance to a number of international organizations, including the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the World Bank, the south African Competition Commission and a number of African telecommunication authorities, on issues of telecommunication access, pricing, affordability and digital rights. Dr. Mothobi is an associate Researcher at Research ICT Africa. Some of the areas of interest include econometrics, game theory, international trade and institutional economics.





Game theory

Research Methods

Network and digital economy

Competition and regulation

Institutional economy

Institutions and growth

Poverty and inequality

Network economics and digital economy

Mothobi, O. and Grzybowski, L (2017). Infrastructure Deficiencies and Adoption of Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa. Information Economics and policy. Vol 40, pp. 71-79, Elsevier,

Mothobi, O. (2017). The impact of Telecommunication Regulatory Policy on Mobile Retail Prices in Selected African Countries, ERSA Working Paper Series,


In pursuit of academic excellence