Macroeconomist skilled in developing policy implications from modelling & technical analysis, and leading long-form narrative development. Experience producing and managing flagship publications, including for the African Development Bank, UNCTAD's World Investment Report, & leading think tanks.

* Latest Works in Progress *

Corporate Secular Stagnation: Empirical Evidence on the Investment Slowdown (with Jangho Yang of Oxford Martin School, Oxford University)

 Advanced economy firms 

Developing economy firms


I was a research economist with the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunisia and have consulted for or worked with the African Union (AU), Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) at Columbia University, the ILO (Geneva and Johannesburg), Johns Hopkins University, UNCTAD, and UNECA. I have experience managing teams and producing high-level policy reports.


I currently teach macroeconomics at the Jones Graduate Business School, Rice University (online MBA); and am 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).

I am published in leading journals and serve as an occasional peer reviewer for several. In another life, I worked in non-profits in South Africa.

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Brooklyn, New York

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