Ishmael Radikoko
Senior Lecturer
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Professional Qualifications

MBA-Finance- University of New Brunswick (Canada)

Bachelor of Finance- University of Botswana (Botswana)

Diploma in University Teaching- University of New Brunswick (Canada)

Certificate in Real Estate- Baisago University(Botswana)

Brief Biography

I am currently a Senior Finance Lecturer at the University of Botswana (UB) and a member of UB Senate. I am a coordinator for Finance Programmes at the Faculty of Business in UB. I have Published over 15 research articles that appear in various journals across the globe, my research work also appear in many conference proceedings around the world. I am an Ad hoc reviewer of Botswana Journal of Business. I am Deputy Chairperson of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM Botswana National Team) and have written 3 reports between 2012 and 2014 for GEM Global that covers Botswana’s entrepreneurship environment. I am passionate about capital markets; financial literacy and financial consultancy. I was part of a team of consultants who wrote financial literacy Modules (Personal Finance, Money and banking, Savings and Investments and introduction to business Finance) for Stanbic bank Botswana in 2004. I am a member of Botswana Bond Market Association (BBMA) and a patron of the University of Botswana Finance society. I was a member of UB academic team that wrote a comprehensive report on consultancy basis for BBMA on the Operation of Botswana Bond Market. I have worked before as an Accounts Executive with Botswana International University of Science and technology and also as a research analyst and portfolio manager for the Centre for Financial Studies in New Brunswick , Canada.

Teaching Areas

Corporate  Finance

Financial Planning & Forecasting

Financial Statements Analysis

Investments Analysis & Portfolio Management


Research Areas

Equities & Fixed income Markets

Investments in general


Postgraduate Supervision Areas

Equities and Fixed income Markets

Financial Markets in general

Selected Publications

Radikoko, I. (2014). Testing the random walk behavior of Botswana’s equity returns. Journal of Business Theory and Practice, 2(1), 84-99.

Shiller, I., & Radikoko, I. (2014). Fuzzy liability driven pension fund management. Journal of Accounting & Finance, 14(1), 23-50.

Shiller, I., & Radikoko, I. (2014). Testing weak form market efficiency on the TSX. Journal of Applied Business Research, 30(3), 647-658.

Radikoko, I., Leepile, M.M., & Mapharing, M. (2014). The returns of Botswana’s equity markets are predictable: is this a blessing or a curse? International Journal of Economics, Commerce & Management, 11(1), 1-19.

Mapharing, M., Otuteye, E., & Radikoko, I. (2015).Determinants of demand for life insurance: the case of Canada. Journal of Comparative International Management, 2(18), 1-25.

Bolokwe, K., & Radikoko, I., (2017) Investigating the impact of Inflation on the Returns of Botswana’s Equity Market. Journal of Accounting and Finance. 17(19), 31-45.


In pursuit of academic excellence