Macroeconomist skilled in econometric modelling, data analysis, and macroeconomic surveillance, with an eye for policy implications and clear non-technical write-ups. Experience producing and managing flagship publications for the African Development Bank (AfDB), UNCTAD's 'World Investment Report', the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the African Union Commission. Currently serving as an expert consultant on COVID-19 economic impacts for UNIDO, AfDB, and the ILO. Passionate about using careful economic analysis to improve society.
* Latest Works *
Advanced Economy Firms' Investment Rates ('Secular Stagnation') - the Review of Economic Studies [under peer review].
Developing Economy Firms' Investment Rates (Deleveraging and the dramatic slowdown) - the World Bank Economic Review [under peer review].
ILO COVID-19 Input-Output Modelling: "Rapid Country Assessment: South Africa - The impacts from a COVID-19 shock to South Africa's economy and labour market".
COVID-19 Impact Assessment for 16 SADC countries (DRAFT), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and ILO (Appendix here). NOTE: This research does not reflect the views of the ILO or SADC.
I was a research economist with the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunisia and wrote the Africa section of the World Investment Report for UNCTAD for several years. In addition, I have consulted for, or worked with, the African Union Commission (AUC), Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) at Columbia University, the ILO (Geneva and Johannesburg), Johns Hopkins University, SADC, UNIDO, and UNECA. I have experience managing teams and producing high-level policy reports.
I was a lecturer in macroeconomics at the Jones Graduate Business School, Rice University (online MBA), and an adjunct lecturer at New York University (Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies). I am currently a Senior Research Associate, South African Research Chair in Industrial Development, University of Johannesburg.
I hold a Ph.D in economics from the New School for Social Research and an MSc in international economics from SOAS (University of London, First Class).
I am published in leading journals and serve as an occasional peer reviewer for several.