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Dr Atoko Kasongo
Research Specialist

Atoko Kasongo is researcher in the field of economics a focus on development finance, the economics of innovation, and econometrics. She obtained her Ph. D. at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town. Doctor Kasongo worked as a lecturer of economics at the University of the Western Cape before her appointment as a statistician and researcher at the Center of Science Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII). In her current role, she specialises in data preparation and analysis, data management, predictive modelling, and coding. Her research focuses on debt and portfolio flows into a country, domestic and foreign direct investment, international trade and finance, innovation for economic growth, R&D growth, panel data analysis and modelling, and a strong focus on the African continent. She has published in leading accredited journals and presented conference papers at both regional and international conferences