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Professor, GIBS, University of Pretoria

Prof Alicia Fourie is a full-time faculty member at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and lectures in macroeconomics and microeconomics. Prior to joining GIBS, she lectured at the North-West University for 10 years in economics and acted as subject convenor for introduction to micro-and macroeconomics for many years. Prof Fourie was also involved with the distance education programme UNIVPREP. During her time at the North-West University, she received numerous teaching awards from the university and Media24.

Prof Fourie has a PhD in economics education and has several peer-reviewed articles published in national and international journals relating to economics education, tourism economics and behavioural economics. Currently, she is focusing her research on behavioural economics and the informal labour market.

Prof Fourie was part of Green Bubbles (2015-2019), which was an EU-funded project dedicated to sustainable scuba diving. The Green Bubbles project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement. Furthermore, she was part of a project to use tourism as a tool for poverty reduction in Southern Africa (2018-2019). This project was funded by the British Academy through the Newton Mobility Grant Scheme.


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    Professor, GIBS, University of Pretoria