Caesar Cheelo joined ZIPAR in April 2015. He is an Economist with over 10 years of research and teaching experience. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Zambia. Caesar worked with COMESA Secretariat as a Macroeconomist and University of Zambia Department of Economics as a Lecturer. On a part-time basis, he served as an Associate Editor on the Zambia Social Sciences Journal (ZSSJ) and the Southern African Journal of Policy and Development (SAJPD), and ad hoc Technical Advisor to Equilibria Consulting Ltd. Caesar is an experienced people and research programme manager, having worked with senior staff at policy, academic, research and funding institutions.