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 Development, Journal of International Development, Economics 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.