Matthew William Butler-Adam
Matthew is a master’s student in the department of economics at the University of Cape Town. His current degree has a focus on applied economic and development work. His honours dissertation used data collected by the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) in an attempt to better understand the supply of sex work in Cape Town, and the market more generally. This year his planned research is related to the influence of language, and in particular accents, in determining wage and labour market outcomes. Matthew’s interests are related to the use and analysis of household data, as well as experimental techniques in solving development and policy problems, specifically in Africa. Matthew has lived in Durban, Johannesburg, and now Cape Town, and looks forward to the new networks available for collaborative research.
His research interests include development economics, labour markets, household data and econometric techniques, poverty and inequality analysis and social justice and theories of redistribution.
Martin is a doctoral student in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. He holds an MA in economics from the University of Malawi. His on-going doctoral research explores the economic impacts of work related migration and remittances on the welfare of migrant sending households.
His research interests include development microeconomics, labour migration, dynamics of poverty and income distribution.