Jim Meikle

Jim Meikle is Professor in the Economics of the Construction Sector at UCL’s Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management. Since 2005, he has worked on international construction price comparison studies in the West Balkans (for the European Union), and Africa (for African Development Bank) and on comparison methodology development for the World Bank; studies on construction productivity in Singapore; a study of the construction sector in Abu Dhabi; and studies of informal construction in Africa.

Content by Jim Meikle
  • Publication - Working Paper

    The cost of power outages to Zambia’s manufacturing firms

    17 Sep 2019 | Imaduddin Ahmed, Michelle Baddeley, D'Maris Coffman, Jim Meikle, Musiliu Oseni, Graham Sianjase

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The cost of power outages to Zambia’s manufacturing sector

    The researchers surveyed 146 large manufacturing firms in Zambia’s industrial hubs in 2018 to assess the impacts of power outages on Zambia’s manufacturing sector, and firms’ coping mechanisms. Following the outages of 2015 and 2016, manufacturing’s share of energy delivered by Zambian energy utility ZESCO dropped and had not recovered by 2017. The...

    28 Aug 2019 | Imaduddin Ahmed, Michelle Baddeley, D'Maris Coffman, Jim Meikle, Graham Sianjase

  • Project

    Electricity crises in Zambia: Estimating the costs of unreliability at firm level

    As Zambia seeks to diversify its economy via growth in the manufacturing sector, rising demand for electricity from manufacturing firms is likely to impose additional constraints on the efficiency and sustainability of Zambia’s energy infrastructure. As a palliative measure, the Zambian government recently announced her decision to waive import duties on backup...

    19 Oct 2016 | Imaduddin Ahmed, Michelle Baddeley, D'Maris Coffman, Jim Meikle, Musiliu Oseni, Graham Sianjase