Elvis K. Avenyo

Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED), University of Johannesburg

Elvis K. Avenyo is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Before joining CCRED, he was a Research Officer at the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD), Oxford Department of International Development (ODID), University of Oxford. He was also a Global Excellence and Stature (GES) Fellow, and Open AIR’s Queen Elizabeth’s Scholar (QES) at the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development Unit, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Avenyo obtained his Ph.D. in Economics of Innovation, Policy Studies of Technical Change and Governance in May 2018, from the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT)/Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He also holds a collaborative Master of Philosophy (M Phil.) in Economics from the University of Cape Coast (Ghana) and the African Economic Research Consortium’s Joint Facility for Electives: Collaborative Masters Programme (CMAP) in Economics. He researches broadly on development economics with interests in innovation, technologies, industrial development, labour markets, firm behaviour, and a focus on developing countries.

Mar 15, 2024
Caio Torres Mazzi, Gideon Ndubuisi, Elvis Avendo

Learning-by-exporting in South Africa: The influence of global value chain (GVC) participation and technological capability

Using the South African Revenue Service and National Treasury firm-level panel data for 2009–2017, this paper investigates how trade related to the global value chain (GVC) affects the performance of manufacturing firms in South Africa. The paper uses extant classifications of internationally trad...

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