Professor Mihalis Chasomeris

Associate Professor and Programme AL: Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership
Westville
GSB&L – Room 28, Ground Floor

Biography

Professor Mihalis Chasomeris is an Associate Professor who has lectured economics for over 23 years at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the former University of Natal. Since 2007, he has lectured on Economics for Management in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programme at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership, UKZN.

His fields of academic research and experience in international consultancy include the economic regulation of seaports, port governance and pricing, maritime transport economics, international trade and transportation costs.

Prof Chasomeris has a sustained record of research in economics. This is evidenced by his attendance and presentation at national and international conferences, as well as publications in accredited journals. He has presented his research in South Africa, China, Taiwan, Chile, the United States of America and several European countries.

Prof Chasomeris is a member of the International Association of Maritime Economists and the Economic Society of South Africa. As a Port Economist and Maritime Economist, Chasomeris regularly meets with port stakeholders to resolve challenges and assist in enhancing South Africa’s ports system.

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Master of Commerce (Economics), University of Natal
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)(Economics), University of Natal
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Industrial Psychology, Business Administration and Economics), University of Natal

Research Interests

  • Maritime Studies
  • Maritime Economics and Policy
  • Port Economics
  • Port Governance and Pricing
  • International Trade and Transportation Costs
  • Local Economic Development

Recent Publications and Papers

  • Mthembu, S.E., Chasomeris, M. (2024) Revisiting marine services pricing in South Africa’s ports. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs. Volume 23, pp. 5-24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13437-023-00320-7.
  • Mthembu, S.E. & Chasomeris, M., (2023a), An evaluation of the governance structure of marine services in South Africa’s Ports System, Journal of Shipping and Trade, 8, article number 17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41072-023-00148-7.
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  • Mthembu, S.E. & Chasomeris, M.G., (2023b). An assessment of the capacity and the performance of marine services in South Africa’s ports, Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management 17(0), a879.- pp. 1-13 https://doi.org/10.4102/ jtscm.v17i0.879 : https://jtscm.co.za/index.php/jtscm/article/view/879/1440.
  • Foster, J. Chasomeris, M. and Blaauw, D. (2022) ‘This job is not part of my dreams, what do I leave my children? Nothing’. Livelihoods of Durban car guards at ticketed pay to park sites. Published in Local Economy, 2022, Vol. 37(5) 331–347. DOI: 10.1177/02690942221146684.
  • Mthembu, S. E., and Chasomeris M. G. (2022) A systems approach to developing a port community system for South Africa, Journal of Shipping and Trade (2022) 7:26 https://doi.org/10.1186/s41072-022-00128-3
  • Fakir, M. and Chasomeris, M.G. (2022) Ports regulation in South Africa: An equitable tax rate approach, Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences 15(1), a736. https://doi.org/10.4102/jef. v15i1.736
  • Grater, S. and Chasomeris, M.G. (2022) Analysing the impact of COVID-19 trade disruptions on port authority pricing and container shipping in South Africa, Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management 16(0), a772. https://doi.org/10.4102/jtscm.v16i0.772
  • Foster, J., Chasomeris, M. and Blaauw, D. (2021) Re-visiting car guarding as a livelihood in the
  • informal sector. Development Southern Africa, published online 11 March 2021. DOI:
  • https://doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2021.1891862.
  • Meyiwa, A. and Chasomeris M. (2020) South Africa’s Port Doctrine: Dilemmas and the Way Forward. Maritime Studies, 19, pp. 179-191. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40152-020-00166-2.
  • Bax, D. and Chasomeris, M. (2019) Listing price estimation of apartments: A generalised linear model. Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences, July 2019 12(1) a204. AOSIS Publishing. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jef.v12i1.204. ISSN: 1995-7076 (PRINT) ISSN: 2312-2803 (ONLINE)
  • Gumede, S. and Chasomeris, M. (2018) Pricing Strategy and Tariff Structure for a Port Authority: A Case Study of South Africa. Maritime Policy and Management, 45(6) pp.756-769. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03088839.2018.1446103.
  • Gumede, S. and Chasomeris, M. (2017) A Critique of South Africa’s National Ports Authority Revenue Required Pricing Methodology. International Journal of Transport Economics. Vol. XLIV. No4. December 2017. pp 611-631. Publisher: Fabrizio Serra editore: Rome.
  • Foster, J. and Chasomeris, M. (2017) Examining car guarding as a livelihood in the informal sector. Local Economy, Vol. 32(6) pp. 525-538. SAGE, UK.
  • Gregory, V. and Chasomeris, M. (2016) JSE Listed Companies in the Food and Drug Retail Sector: A Content Analysis of Financial Statements to determine their Primary Purpose. Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences, October 2016 9(3), pp. 927-950.
  • Meyiwa, A. and Chasomeris, M. (2016) Restructuring Port Governance in South Africa. Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences, October 2016 9(3), pp. 854-873.
  • Khumalo, T. Chasomeris, M., Munapo, E., and Adeyeye, O. (2015) The South African tea industry: Challenges and Business Strategies. Environmental Economics, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp. 133-142.
  • Ariatti, C. and Chasomeris, M. (2015) Agriculture and Local Economic Development: A Case Study of uMshwathi. Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences, July 2015 8(2), pp. 432-455.
  • Chasomeris, M. (2015) Port Infrastructure Pricing: A Critique of the Revenue Required Methodology. International Journal of Transport Economics. Vol. XLII. No2. June 2015. pp 153-170. Publisher: Fabrizio Serra editore: Rome.
  • Gumede, S. and Chasomeris, M. (2015) Maritime Port Pricing and Governance in South Africa: Trends and Stakeholder Comments. Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences, April 2015 8(1), pp. 47-62.
  • Gilmore, P. and Chasomeris, M. (2015). An evaluation of the Umbumbulu Agri-Hub as a model to support small-scale farmers. Local Economy, Vol. 30(4) pp. 421-434. SAGE, UK.
Chapters in Books
  • Chasomeris, MG. and Gumede, S. (2022) Regulation, Governance and Infrastructure Pricing in South Africa’s Ports Sector. In: Ferrari C., Haralambides H., Prete S., Tei A. (eds) Regulation and Finance in the Port Industry. Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83985-7_4.
  • Chasomeris, MG. (2007) South Africa’s Port Performance: Policy, Pricing and Growth. Chapter 18, in Restructuring of Indian Ports: Reforms and Challenges, edited by Saji Kumar, IBS Bangalore Centre for Business Research (ICBR), India, Hyderabad.

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