Dr Petro Sauti Magai




Petro Sauti Magai

College/School/Institute/ Directorate/Unit:

University of Dar es Salaam Business School


General Management


Associate Professor

Current Summarised CV/Profile:

Dr Magai holds a PhD in International Trade and Economics from Dong-A University, South Korea. His professional knowledge is anchored in profound theoretical and practical competence in trade economics and business management. He has been associated with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), World Trade Organisation (WTO), Geneva, and HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences in Germany where he spent considerable time as a visiting scholar. He is currently recognised by the International Trade Centre (ITC) as a Certified Trainer on ITC market analysis tools (Trade Map and Market Access Map).

Dr Magai has extensive knowledge and experience in carrying out research, training and consulting in the areas of international trade, urban economics, investments (FDI), project planning, and management together with public policy analysis and advocacy. He has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses for over 15 years at the University of Dar es Salaam.

Dr Magai is also a Town Planner holding a BSc in Urban and Regional Planning from the then University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS), of the University of Dar es Salaam. He is competent in using several computer applications packages such as GIS, IBM SPSS Statistics 19, STATA, WITS, and E-Views9(*64) programme.

Professional Details:

PhD, Dong-A, S/Korea

Specialised areas of teaching: International Trade & Economics

Research interests: Internationalisation of Firms, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Regional Integration, Business and Trade Negotiation, Mining and Fishery Sustainability

Recent publications: Magai, PS. (2021). Trade and Foreign Direct Investment in Tanzania: Do they Matter for Economic Growth? Tanzanian Economic Review, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp 22–40

Membership and Registration:

Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies, UDBS from 2018 to date.

Board Member, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) from 2018 to date.

Board Member, University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UDBS), 2018 to date.

UDBS representative, University of Dar es Salaam Staff Assembly (UDASA),

2018-2020.University of Dar es Salaam Staff Assembly (UDASA), Treasurer, 2020 – to date.

Member of Operation Research Society of East Africa (ORSEA).

Important Contribution:


Korean Government Scholarship Programs (KGSP) for pursuing PhD, South Korea

DAAD scholarship for pursuing Masters,

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tanzania Government Scholarship for pursuing Undergraduate studies, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania