Honorary Research Associates
Honorary Research Associates are individuals not employed in the School of Economics who are actively working with SALDRU researchers or associates.
Sean Archer has taught in the School of Economics since the late nineteen-sixties, and in retirement is pursuing similar research fields. Currently he is concerned with the question whether the financial crisis or Great Recession in the world's economies since 2007 has caused the decline in the status and legitimacy of Economics as a discipline that is valid. There is a burgeoning international literature on what is a complex question. In addition his research interests encompass the economics of skills training and the economics of human rights, two research fields which have been relatively neglected by economists.
Professor Francis Wilson has taught for over thirty years in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town where he founded & for many years directed SALDRU. In 2001 he was also Director of the Data First Resource Unit (For Information Research and Scientific Training). He is the author of a number of books, chapters, and articles including Labour in the South African Gold Mines (Cambridge, 1972) and, with Mamphela Ramphele, Uprooting Poverty: The South African Challenge (Cape Town &New York, 1989). He was Chairperson of Council at the University of Fort Hare from 1990-1999 and also first Chairperson, 1996-1999, of the National Water Advisory Council. During part of 2000, 2001 and 2002 he was Visiting Professor in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University. In 2001 he became Chairperson of the International Social Science Council's Scientific Committee of CROP, the international Comparative Research Program on Poverty.