Erinah Chipumho is an Economist with more than 10 years of experience in economic policy research. I joined ZEPARU in January 2005 as a Research Fellow and rose to the post of Senior Research Fellow in February 2011. She holds a Bachelors and a Master’s degree in Economics obtained from the University of Zimbabwe. Over the years she gained extensive research experience in fiscal, mineral, energy and trade issues. She undertook a number of researches in the areas fiscal space, tax policy analysis, mining sector linkages, Zimbabwe’s energy sector analysis including the investment requirements and alternative energy sources, currency options and regional integration, which contributed immensely in the macroeconomic policy making in Zimbabwe.
She have also attended training courses run by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI), the African Tax Institute (ATI), the Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) and the Trade and Development Studies (TRADES) Centre, among others. Before joining ZEPARU, she worked briefly as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Zimbabwe. She also worked for the then TN Financial Services (now Steward Bank) as an Analyst in the Financial Advisory Services Division. The main duties at TN Financial Services entailed offering financial advisory services to corporate clients.