KwaZulu-Natal Income Dynamics Study (KIDS)
Industrial Restructuring Project
The Impact of Asian drivers on Sub-Saharan Africa
A Socio-economic Impact Assessment of the Local Competitiveness Fund Implementation Projects Under Gijima KZN LED Support Programme.
Manufacturing Firms in the Greater Durban Area.
Fisheries in Madagascar
Gender, SMME and Trade Issues in South Africa [completed]
Myriam has a PhD in Economics (International Economics) from the University of Sussex (UK). She has been involved with a number of projects while at the School. She was a full-time researcher at the School between 2001 and early 2008, and subsequently joined Trade in Industry Policy Strategies (TIPS), a section 21 not-for-profit agency, as Head of Research. Myriam came back to the School in April 2010 on a part-time basis. Since her return, she has been involved with the evaluation of the Local Competitiveness Fund Implementation of Gijima KZN, one of a number of innovative funding mechanisms used for Local Economic Development in the province. This has been carried out together with other staff members at the school on behalf of the Department of Economic Development. She completed at the beginning of this year work on Growth Scenarios for the Department of Economic Development with Professor Imraan Valodia and his team of researchers. Her focus is on agro-processing in KZN. She has recently completed UNCTAD training on Non-Tariff Measure data collection and entry together with a number of SADC professionals.
Robbins, G. and Velia, M. (2012) From time definite to time critical?:challenges facing airfreight and port growth in Durban. In Hall, P. and Hesse, M. (eds) Cities, Regions and Flows, London: Routledge.More
Grynberg, R. and Velia, M. (2012) South Africa's electricity subsidies and import dependence in Botswana. In: Hartzenberg, T. et al (eds) Monitoring regional integration in South Africa. Stellenbsoch: Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa, and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Vol 11, 2011.More
Yamauchi F., Buthelezi T. and Velia M. (2008) Impacts of prime-age adult mortality on labour supply: Evidence from adolescents and women in South Africa. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 70(3), 375-298.More
Robbins, G. Valodia, I. Velia, M. and Lebani, L. (2006). An Assessment of the Opportunities to Increase the Value-add in KwaZulu-Natal's Dominant Export Industries. Research Report 68.
Valodia, I. and Velia, M. (2006) Macro-micro linkages in Trade: Trade, Effciency and Constraints to Growth and Competitiveness of Manufacturing Firms in Durban, South Africa. Journal of African Economies, vol.15, no. 4, 688-721. More
Valodia I and Velia M (2006) Trading and training: Large manufacturing firms in the Greater Durban Metropolitan Area. In: Sustainable Manufacturing? The Case of South Africa and Ekurhuleni, Roberts S (ed), Cape Town: Juta & Co, 61-92.
Yamauchi, F. Buthelezi, T. and Velia, M. (2006) Gender, Labor, and Prime-Age Adult Mortality: Evidence from South Africa. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Food Consumption and Nutrition Discussion Paper, No. 208. More
Velia, M., Valodia, I. and Amisi, B. (2006) Trade Dynamics in Used Clothing: The Case of Durban, South Africa. Research Report, 71.
Devey, R. Valodia, I. and Velia, M. (2005) Constraints to Growth and Employment: Evidence from the Greater Durban Metropolitan Area. Research Report, 64.
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Valodia, I. and Velia, M. (2005) Varieties of manufacturing adjustment: evidence from firms in Durban. Paper presented at TIPS/DPRU Forum.More
Robbins, G., Todes, A. and Velia, M. (2004) Firms at the Crossroads: The Newcastle-Madadeni Clothing Sector and Recommendations on Policy Responses. Research Report No. 61. More
Devey R., Valodia I., Rajaratnam B. and Velia M. (2003) Constraints to growth and employment: Evidence from the Greater Durban Metropolitan Area. Trade and Industry Policy Secretariat (TIPS) and Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) Conference, Pretoria. More
Moodley S*, Morris M and Velia M (2003) E-commerce for exporting garments from South Africa: "digital dividend" or leap of faith? IDS Working Paper, 182, Sussex University, United Kingdom, 52pp.More
Valodia I. and Velia, M. Key features of the post-1994 pattern of trade of KwaZulu-Natal with the rest of the world: emerging trends and issues. Trade and Industry Monitor, 28. More
Velia, M. and Valodia, I. (2003) Where are the Opportunities for the Dube TradePort? An Assessment of the Potential Demand from Some Time-sensitive and Time- critical Sectors. Research Report No. 56.More
Velia, M. and Valodia, I. (2003) Key Features of the Post-1994 Pattern of Trade of the KwaZulu-Natal Province with the Rest of the World: Emerging Trends and Issues. Research Report No. 57.More
Moodley, S. and Velia, M. (2002). An Analysis of the Recent Exporting Trajectory of the South African Clothing Value Chain: Upgrading or Downgrading? Research Report No. 54. More