Niki 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 APORDE (the African Programme on Re-thinking Development Economics), a joint initiative of the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). She is also a member of the dti’s Economic Research Advisory Network (ERAN). 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 is a PhD candidate at the School of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is an examiner for the University of Cape Town’s School of Economics, 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 and the CSID at Wits University. She was an 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), as well as the Human Sciences Research Council’s BRICS Research Centre. She holds an MSc in Economics from Rhodes University.