Augustine Adebayo Kutu earned his PhD in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in 2018. As part of his academic contributions to the body of knowledge, he has conducted research and published several articles in macroeconomics and monetary economics using econometrics/statistical tools, with several other papers currently under review. He presented his work at local and international conferences including the IJAS conference at Harvard University, USA and the AICAEF conference at Cambridge University, UK. He has taught economics at the Universities of Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal. Currently, he is the Research Director at Macroeconomics Research Unit (MRU).
Kutu has won several awards including the best PhD student award at UKZN, MRU first Runner up Research and Writing Competition award, and ERSA award as 2011 second placed in Honours at University of Limpopo. He has also won several funding awards from the National Research Foundation (NRF).
His research interest focuses on Macroeconomics, Public Finance, Econometrics, Monetary-Fiscal Policy Interdependence, Macro-prudential Policy, Macro-modelling for Emerging Countries, Economic Growth, Macro-financial Linkages and the use of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) models.
Currently, he is an external examiner to the University of Cape Town (UCT), University of Zululand and University of South Africa (UNISA). He has supervised several Honours, Masters and PhD students. He is a member of Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA), Nigeria Economic Society (NES), and Association for Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA).