Nicolette Cattaneo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Economic History at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, where she has taught since 1990. Prior to that, she was a researcher at the University's Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER). She is co-course director of the African Programme on Re-thinking Development Economics (APORDE), a joint initiative of the dti and the IDC. Her research areas are trade and industrial policy, regional integration, South-South cooperation, and the impact of WTO and regional/bilateral trade agreements on development policy space.
She teaches trade and industrial policy and econometrics at Rhodes University, and lectures on the Certificate in Economic and Development Policy offered by the CSID and Graduate School of Public and Development Management at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is an examiner for the University of Cape Town's School of Economics, the CSID at Wits University, the Department of Economics and Econometrics at the University of Johannesburg and, previously, for the School of Economics and Finance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
She was the editor of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies from 1995 to 2005, and an associate of the Trade Law Centre in Stellenbosch from 2008 to 2013. She has research linkages with TIPS Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), as well as the HSRC's recently formed BRICS Research Centre. She holds an MSc in Economics from Rhodes University.