Johane Dikgang is an Associate Professor of Environmental Economics at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) with primary appointment at the Department of Economics & Finance, and secondary appointment in the Water School. He is a Research Associate for the Environmental Economics Policy Research Unit (EPRU) at the University of Cape Town and Visiting Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also a co-founding Director of Public and Environmental Economics Research Centre (PEERC) at the University of Johannesburg.
He was elected as Council member of the African Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AFAERE) in 2019. He is also a member of the American Economic Association (AEA), Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), Eastern Economic Association (EEA), Southern Economic Association (SEA), and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Commerce degree in environmental economics from Nelson Mandela University, and a Ph.D. in economics from University of Cape Town.
Dr Dikgang’ research has focused on diverse areas of environmental economics and policy, including economics of water management, environmental valuation, conservation economics, agricultural and food polices, climate economies, energy policies, and efficiency and productivity analysis, with secondary interests in applied microeconomics in general. His research appears in World Development, Ecological Economics, Food Policy, Environment and Development Economics, Applied Economics, Journal of Commodity Markets, other scholarly and popular periodicals, book chapters and reports.