Staff Profiles

Dr. Lesego Sekwati

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Faculty of Social Sciences


Senior Lecturer

Location: 240/263
Phone: 3552726
Email Dr. Lesego Sekwati

Lesego Sekwati holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. He also holds a Master of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, both from the University of Botswana.

Dr Lesego Sekwati is a seasoned academic with over 10 years experience in teaching at university level. He has published widely in local, regional and international journals of repute. His work has been referenced in journal articles, and preparation of policy papers. Dr Sekwati has also carried out consultancy research that has had significant impact on national policy debate on different issues of national interest.

  • Mathematical Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Economics
  • Monetary Economics

  • Small Business Entrepreneurship
  • Economic Growth and Economic Diversification Policy
  • Efficiency and Productivity Analysis
  • Other Development Issues

Current PhD Students

  • A. Macharia - Proxy Means Tests and Identification of Poor Households (Co-Supervisor)

Current MA Students

  • T. Mahloane - Determinants of Private Investment in SSA: The Role of Institutions (Main Supervisor)
  • B. Keofethile - A Comparison of Effects of FDI and Remittances/ODA on Growth in the ECOWAS countries (Co-Supervisor)

P. Betha, I. Mogotsi and L. Sekwati (2019), Botswana’s Import Demand Function: A Disaggregated Expenditure Approach, Indian Development Review, 17, 2, pp. 97-110.

K. Sebolao, L. Sekwati and M. Bakwena (2019), Determinants of Export Decisions by Manufacturing Firms in Botswana, International Journal of Business and Economics Research, 8, 5, pp. 257-262

B. Oitsile, O. Galebotswe and L. Sekwati (2018), “Insurance - Economic Growth Nexus: Evidence from Botswana”, Asian Economic and Financial Review, Vol. 8, No. 6, 843-852.

In pursuit of academic excellence