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SALDRU Associates are full time employees of the School of Economics whose research falls within SALDRU's research themes and for whom SALDRU is their research home. Research Associates run research projects through SALDRU and produce regular SALDRU working papers.

 

Justine BurnsJustine Burns

Professor, School of Economics, UCT

Office 4.21, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Justine is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics as well as a Research Associate of both the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) and the Research Unit in Behavioural Economics and Neuroeconomics (RUBEN) at the University of Cape Town. Her research interests include behavioural and experimental economics, trust and social capital, discrimination, labour markets and social networks, and intergenerational mobility. Her experimental work has focused on the effects of racial identity and income inequality on individual decision-making, as well as group co-operation in the provision of public goods. She has also published work on educational mobility, social assistance, and the impact of social networks on employment outcomes. More recently, she has completed a series of projects investigating the feasibility of a wage subsidy as a tool to promote employment in South Africa.

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Reza DanielsReza Daniels

Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, UCT

Office 2.24, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Reza is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics and a Research Associate of SALDRU. His research interests include the economics of the household; micro-econometrics; micro-macro aggregation problems in the constructs of income, expenditure, savings, debt and net worth; and data quality assessments of micro-data and macro-data.

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J Paul DunneJ. Paul Dunne

Professor, School of Economics, UCT

Office 4.19, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Paul is Professor of Economics at the School of Economics at UCT, a Research Associate of SALDRUand Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of the West of England Bristol. He is also editor, with JurgenBrauer, of the Economics of Peace and Security Journal and a Fellow of a Economists for Peace and Security (USA). His research focuses mainly on the economics of peace and security but other areas of interest include industrial economics,marxist economics, macroeconometric modelling, analysis of large data sets, macroeconomic policy analysis and structural change.

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Lawrence Edwards.pngLawrence Edwards

Professor and Head of the School of Economics, UCT

Office 5.08, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Lawrence is a Professor in the School of Economics and a Research Associate of SALDRU. Lawrence is a graduate of the University of Cape Town (where he completed his PhD), the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Rhodes University.  Lawrence’s research interests focus on the international trade and labour, the determinants of trade flows and trade policy. He is the author (with Robert Lawrence) of Rising Tide: Is Growth in Emerging Economies Good for the United States and has published articles in World DevelopmentJournal of International DevelopmentEconomics of Transition, Harvard Business Review and the South African Journal of Economics. He has consulted widely on trade policy issues for the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the International Growth Centre, the OECD, the Southern African Development Community Secretariat and various governments in Africa, including South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zambia. Finally, he has served as an associate editor of the South African Journal of Economics and the South African Journal of Economics and Management Studies.

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Katherine_Eyal

Katherine Eyal

Lecturer, School of Economics, UCT

Office 5.14, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Katherine is a Lecturer in the School of Economics at UCT and a Research Associate of SALDRU. She teaches Intermediate Micro Economics, Introductory Economics, and Quantitative Methods in Mathematical Economics. Her research interests include program evaluation, econometrics, labour and development economics and the economics of education. Prior to becoming a lecturer in the School of Economics, Katherine worked as a research assistant at the Falk Institute at the Hebrew University under Professor Victor Lavy.

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Andre HofmeyrAndre Hofmeyr

Lecturer, School of Economics, UCT

Room 4.41, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Andre is a Lecturer in the School of Economics at UCT and a Research Associate of SALDRU. He is currently working on a PhD which uses experimental methods to analyse the link between impulsivity and addiction. He holds a MCom and BCom(Hons) in Economics from UCT and teaches game theory at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests include game theory, behavioural and experimental economics, economic methodology and the economics of addiction.

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Malcolm KeswellMalcolm Keswell

Associate Professor, School of Economics, UCT

Office 5.19, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Malcolm is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics and a Research Associate of SALDRU. He holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His main research interests are applied microeconomics, the econometrics of programme evaluations and behavioural economics. He teaches postgraduate courses in microeconomic theory, economic development and econometrics.

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Murray Leibbrandt 2Murray Leibbrandt

Professor, School of Economics, UCT and Director of SALDRU

Office 3.03, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Murray is a Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and the Director of SALDRU. He holds the DSD/NRF National Research Chair of Poverty and Inequality Research and is an IZA Research Fellow. His research focuses on South African poverty‚ inequality and labour market dynamics using survey data and‚ in particular‚ panel data. He is currently one of the Principal Investigators on the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS). He is a past president of the African Econometric Society and immediate past president of the Economic Society of South Africa.

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Cecil MlatsheniCecil Mlatsheni

Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, UCT

Office 4.43, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Cecil is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at UCT, a Principal Investigator on the National Income Dynamics Study and a Research Associate of SALDRU. His research interests lie in labour market participation and employment, with a specific focus on youth unemployment and the transition from schooling to work.

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Edwin MuchapondwaEdwin Muchapondwa

Professor, School of Economics‚ UCT

Office 4.32, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Edwin is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics and also a Senior Research Fellow of the Environmental Economics Policy Research Unit (EPRU) at the University of Cape Town. His main research interests are on community-based and transboundary natural resource management, bioregional wildlife conservation and valuation of non-marketed environmental amenities.

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 Leigh NeethlingLeigh Neethling

Lecturer, School of Economics, UCT

Office 4.09, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Leigh is currently working towards her PhD. Her research areas include the economics of education and labour economics. She lectures various undergraduate courses.

 


Patrizio Piraino.PNGPatrizio Piraino

Associate Professor, School of Economics, UCT

Office 4.12, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Patrizio is an Associate Professor at UCT and a Research Associate of SALDRU. Patrizio holds a PhD and BA in Economics from the University of Siena, Italy. His main research interests are in the fields of labour economics, applied microeconometrics and development economics.

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Mare SarrMare Sarr

Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, UCT

Office 4.06, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Mare is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at UCT, the Director of the Environmental Policy Research Unit (EPRU) and a Research Associate of SALDRU. His research focuses on institutions and natural resources. He holds a PhD in Economics from University College London.

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Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, UCT

Office 5.15, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Asha is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics, UCT and Research Associate of SALDRU.  She has an M.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Economics from Syracuse University. Her research interests are in the fields of International Trade and Development Economics.  Her current research focuses on the impact of globalization on the domestic economy and the role played by domestic institutions in determining these effects.

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Corne van WalbeekCorne van Walbeek

Professor, School of Economics, UCT

Office 5.05, School of Economics Building, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Corne is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics and was the Director of the School from 2009 to 2012. He is currently the Principal Investigator on the Economics of Tobacco Control Project, housed in SALDRU. The project aims to increase research capacity and research output in the economics of tobacco control, not just in South Africa, but also in other African countries. Corne completed his undergraduate studies in actuarial science at Stellenbosch University. He completed his Masters in Economics at the same university in 1993, and received his PhD at UCT in 2005 for a thesis entitled “The Economics of Tobacco Control in South Africa”. He joined UCT in 2000.

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Martine VisserMartine Visser

Professor, School of Economics, UCT

Office 4.21,School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Martine is a Professor in the School of Economics at UCT and a Research Associate of SALDRU. Martine received her doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Gothenburg in May 2007. She is on the Executive Committees of the Environmental–Economics Policy Research Unit (EPRU) and the Research Unit for Behavioral Economics and Neuroeconomics (RUBEN). She is also on the Steering Committee for the African Climate Development Initiative (ACDI).

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Martin WittenbergMartin Wittenberg

Professor, School of Economics, UCT

Office 3.48,School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Martin is a Professor in the School of Economics and the Director of DataFirst. His research interests include theoretical and applied microeconomics, and issues of data quality in household surveys.He teaches graduate level courses in Econometrics and Microeconometrics.

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Ingrid WoolardIngrid Woolard

Professor, School of Economics and Dean of Commerce, UCT

Office 4.16, School of Economics, Middle Campus, UCT, Rondebosch, 7700

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Ingrid is a Professor in the School of Economics and a Research Associate of SALDRU. She holds a PhD in economics from UCT. Ingrid is currently one of the Principal Investigators of the National Income Dynamics Study, now in its fourth wave. She holds a C1 research rating from the National Research Foundation. Ingrid currently serves on the Davis Tax Committee which advises the Minister of Finance on tax policy. Her research interests include income inequality, the measurement of poverty, fiscal policy and labour market issues.

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