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Dr Albert Touna Mama
Macroeconomics (households’ consumption/investment
behavior); international macroeconomics (current account
imbalances, sovereign borrowing); dynamic stochastic
equilibrium models; development economics (informal
insurance arrangements, terms of trade shocks, structural
Associate Professor Corne van Walbeek
The economics of tobacco control; evaluating economic
forecasts; the quality of official data, economics education;
economic history.
Associate Prof Martine Visser
Behavioural and experimental economics applications
to natural resource utilization; environmental and natural
resource economics; poverty, inequality and sustainability;
social institutions and networks; applied game theory and
microeconometrics; valuation techniques.
Professor Martin Wittenberg
Data Quality; Measurement of Poverty, Incomes and
Economic Well-being; Labour economics; economics of the
household; analysis of time-use data; microeconometrics.
Associate Professor Ingrid Woolard
Measurement of poverty; income inequality; labour
economics; social assistance.
Adjunct staff
Adjunct Professor Brian Levy
Governance and political economy; development policy
and practice.
Adjunct Associate Professor Mark Ellyne
Monetary economics (monetary transmission, monetary
policy, inflation targeting); exchange rates (policy,
valuation, exchange regimes and controls); regional
integration (SADC convergence, African integration); IMF
and World Bank (structural adjustment programs); country
macroeconomic studies.
Dr Nick Samouilhan
Financial Economics: asset allocation and portfolio
construction, asset class modelling, quantitative market
strategies and volatility modelling and forcasting.
Internship teaching staff
Ms Catherine Kannemeyer
Labour economics; education; social transfers.
Mr Francois Steenkamp
Labour economics and trade.
Mr Sean Muller
Applied microeconometrics; growth and development
(particularly in Africa); choice theory; intergenerational
mobility; methodological issues in economics and
Honorary staff
Honorary Professor George Ainslie
Behavioral economics (picoeconomics); motivation; choice;
self-control; higher mental functions; interface among
economics; experimental psychology; philosophy (theory
of mind).
Research Staff
Nathan Geffen
(researcher, deputy director of ASRU,
and co-ordinator of GroundUp)
Mr Morné Oosthuizen
Deputy Director: Labour markets; prices; poverty and
Ms Carlene van der Westhuizen
Senior Researcher: Labour economics; poverty and
Ms Toughedah Jacobs
Labour markets; development; poverty; inequality
Ms Natasha Mayet
Labour economics; minimum wage
Ms Sumayya Goga
Labour markets; poverty and inequality.
Ms Elne Jacobs
Development economics; labour economics; institutional
economics; micro economics; survey data analysis;
economics of education.
Mr David (Chen-Wei) Tseng
Labour economics; survival analysis; time series and
Mr Benjamin Stanwix
Labour markets; economic history.
Mr Nan Tian
Labour economics; conflict; economic growth.