Macroeconomist with @Airfinity (London) looking at COVID-19. Researcher with Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London (@IIPP_UCL) on economic rents in digital platforms. Senior Research Associate at University of Johannesburg (@go2uj).
I recently led several major investigations for the ILO: (i) Rapid assessment of COVID-19 employment impacts on South Africa; (ii) Eswatini labour market trends; (iii) employment and macroeconomic impacts of COVID-19 on SADC economies; and (iv) impact of COVID-19 on debt dynamics and progress towards SDGs for The Gambia (for AfDB West Africa Department).
Previously, an economic consultant with AfDB (Tunisia) and external consultant with UNCTAD writing the World Investment Report. Taught macroeconomics at the Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University and New York University.
* Latest Works *
African Development Review. 2021. `COVID‐19 impact on SADC labour markets: Evidence from high‐frequency data and other sources'. Online: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8268.12528
African Development Review. 2021. `The effect of shocks to GDP on employment in SADC member states during COVID‐19 using a Bayesian hierarchical model'. Online: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8268.12524
Developing Economy Firms' Investment Rates (Deleveraging and the dramatic slowdown) - International Review of Financial Analysis [Accepted].
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. 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). Led several research teams for consulting projects with the ILO (Pretoria), and AfDB (West Africa Department). Currently a macroeconomist with Airfinity (London) and a researcher with UCL's IIPP research unit.