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Haroon Bhorat

Professor of Economics


Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born in Cape Town South Africa

Director: Development Policy Research Unit, School of Economics, University of Cape Town. Professor: School of Economics, University of Cape Town. Economic Advisor to Minister of Finance. SARChi for Economic Growth, Poverty and Inequality.


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Business Address

Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa


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Current Position(s)


Professor | School of Economics | University of Cape Town
2000 - present

Director | Development Policy Research Unit, School of Economics | University of Cape Town
2000 - present

Lecturer (Labour Economics) | Certificate Programme on Industrial Relations (CPIR) | University of the Witwatersrand
1996 - present

Business School


Member | Editorial Board, Frontiers | South African Reserve Bank

Member | Expert Panel on Taxation & SMEs | South African Revenue Services

Accounting, Banking and Finance



Ecocnomic Advisor to President Thabo Mbeki | Office of the President | Government of South Africa

Board Member | Centre for Policy Studies | University of the Witwatersrand


Member | Editorial Board | New Agenda

Previous Position(s)

Deputy Dean: Research | Faculty of Commerce | University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa | 2000 - 2000

Academia, Education and Training



Senior Researcher | Development Policy Research Unit | University of Cape Town
1997 - 1998


Lecturer | Department of Economics | University of Cape Town
1993 - 1996

Educational history

Tertiary

University of Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, South Africa | 2003 - 2003

PhD (Economics) - Economics

University of Cape Town

Bachelor of Arts

University of Cape Town

Completed 1991

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Completed 1992

Coursework Component of Master of Economics

Completed 1996

Master of Economics

Achievements

Awards

Pifer Award | The Pifer Award is for outstanding work in the research area of Poverty, Inequality and Labour Markets

UCT Meritorious Award | University of Cape Town

Staff Development Award | University of Cape Town

Individual Scholarship Award | Ford Foundation

Tuition Scholarship Award Class Medal, Economics 1 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Book | HSRC Press. | 2006

Co-Editor

Book | UCT Press | 2001

Co-Author

Chapters in various books


Various scientific journal articles


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Memberships

Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition

Member

Employment Conditions Commission

Member

Research Advisory Panel, Working for Water Programme, Department of Water Affairs and Forestry

Member

Advisory Committee for Labour Force Survey, Department of Labour

Member

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