THE Research UNIT



School of Economics - UCT


MONSSA, Digital Transformation Research Unit is based at the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. It was established to collect evidence and enhance understanding of how digital transformation impacts the economy and well-being of the South African society, and more broadly of societies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The School of Economics of the University of Cape Town is a leading Department of Economics on the African continent. It offers a thriving intellectual environment for researchers and graduate students coming from the African continent and outside to engage in economic research on issues which drive the economy and affect the wellbeing of people and the environment.




MONSSA is led by Professor Lukasz Grzybowski, who is an expert in research and training in the area of Network and Digital Economics. He holds a doctoral degree from University of Munich and habilitation from Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris. He is Professor of Economics at Telecom ParisTech in Paris and faculty member at the University of Cape Town.

He has published widely on the functioning of communications industries and acts as Editor-in-Chief of Review of Network Economics. He teaches courses on quantitative methods for competition policy and on the economics of network industries.