Josh works on an AFD funded project, which is to advance the evidence base and understanding of the stimulus effects of income transfer programmes in the South African context, focusing on the impacts of social grants and of public employment. He will be undertaking an evaluation of the employment stimulus programme as well as working on developing the data resource to be made available for further work by other researchers.
Josh is an Economics PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research is broadly in Labour Economics, with a particular focus on the role of firms in wage-setting and employment decisions in South Africa. He previously worked at the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa.