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Kelesego Mmolainyane

Research   Department

  Research Fellow

Email :   kmmolainyane@bidpa.b

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Areas of Expertise

Macroeconomics Development Policy Modelling and Analysis, Financial and Capital Markets Development, Financial Planning and  Analysis, Accounting and Econometrics.

Dr Kelesego Mmolainyane is a Research Fellow  at the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis since August 2017. She holds a PhD degree in Financial Economics from Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia), with special focus on financial and economic development policy modelling and analysis. Dr Mmolainyane also holds MCom Degree in Accounting & Finance from Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) and a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from University of Botswana. Dr Mmolainyane was a Finance Lecturer at the University of Botswana before joining BIDPA.  She previously worked as a Principal Finance Officer in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, seconded to various ministries (i.e. Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Lands and Housing, Administration of Justice and Ministry of Agriculture). Dr Mmolainyane’s research fields are macroeconomics, financial integration, financial access as well as financial and capital markets development policies.


Journal Articles

  • Ahmed, A. D., & Mmolainyane, K. K. (2014). Financial integration, capital market development and economic performance: Empirical evidence from Botswana. Economic Modelling, 42, 1-14.

Conference Papers

  • Mmolainyane, K. K., & Ahmed, A. D. (2014). Financial integration and access to finance by the private sector in Botswana: An empirical analysis and evidence; Proceedings of the Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences Conference 2014, Malaysia (in partnership with The Journal of Developing Areas) ISBN 978-0-9925622-0-5.
  • Magembe, B.A.S., and Mmolainyane, K., (2011), Factors that affect access and liquidity in emerging bond markets: The case of Botswana, presented at the 8th African Finance Journal Conference in Windhoek, Namibia, 14-15 April 2011.


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