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  • Anthony Black

    Anthony Black is the Director of PRISM and Professor in the School of Economics. He is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Environmental Policy Research Unit (EPRU). He was Director of the School of Economics from 2003-2005. He has published widely in the fields of industrial policy and the automotive industry, trade, regional integration, foreign direct investment and employment. He was a leading advisor to the South African government on its programme to develop the automotive industry. Black has also acted as an advisor or consultant to a number of other African governments as well as to international organisations including UNIDO and UNCTAD. Research collaborations or fellowships with institutions internationally have included the International Motor Vehicle Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Centre for New and Emerging Markets (London Business School); Groupe d’Etudes et de Recherche Permanent surl'Industrie et les Salaries de l'Automobile (GERPISA) in Paris; the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) in Helsinki and the United Nations University Institute for New Technology (UNUIntech) in Maastricht. His books include an edited volume entitled Towards Employment-intensive Growth in South Africa (2016) and Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges of Integration into the Global Economy (2019). He holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town.   

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  • Jing Woei Chien

    Jing is an Assistant Lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. He is also the Research Coordinator of Policy Research in International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM) research unit. He holds a Masters of Commerce degree in economics from the University of Cape Town. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Economics at the University of Cape Town. His research interests include international trade, regional integration, development economics and industrial policy. 

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  • John Paul Dunne

    J Paul Dunne is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Associate of SALDRU, in the School of Economics, University of Cape Town and Emeritus Professor at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He has worked at the British University in Egypt and the Universities of Middlesex, Leeds, Cambridge, Warwick and London. An applied economist, his main area of research is the economics of peace, security and military spending. He edits the Economics of Peace and Security Journal with Jurgen Brauer and Mike Brown and is a Fellow of Economists for Peace and Security (EPS). Links to many of his publications are available at his RepEc webpage(https://ideas.repec.org/e/pdu43.html#person), where he is ranked in top 5% worldwide and 3rd in South Africa. 

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  • Lawrence Edwards

    Lawrence Edwards is a Professor in the School of Economics, University of Cape Town, and a Research Associate at the South African Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), Policy Research on International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM) and the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). 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 international trade, trade policy, firms and labour markets. 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, Review of International Economics, Journal of International Development, Economics of Transition and Harvard Business Review. 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, Zimbabwe and Zambia.


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  • David Fadiran