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Martin Wittenberg

Economist and Acting Director at DataFirst


Born in Bielefeld Germany

I specialise in the analysis of household surveys and teach postgraduate courses in econometrics and labour economics



Professional details

Current Position(s)

Professor | School of Economics | University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa | 2012 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Teach postgraduate students econometrics, microeconometrics and labour economics


Acting Director | DataFirst | University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa | 2010 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Fund-raise, Oversee the data archiving, training and research activities of DataFirst


Previous Position(s)

Associate Professor | School of Economics | University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa | 2004 - 2011

Academia, Education and Training

Taught postgraduate courses in Microeconomics (Game Theory), Econometrics and Labour Economics.


Visiting Associate Professor | Woodrow Wilson School | Princeton University
Princeton, United States of America | 2000 - 2001

Academia, Education and Training

On sabbatical. Taught a course on the labour markets of developing economies.


Senior Lecturer/Lecturer | University of the Witwatersrand
1994 - 2003

Academia, Education and Training

Developed the mathematical economics and econometrics programmes.


Research Officer, Dept of Geography | University of KwaZulu-Natal
1992 - 1993

Academia, Education and Training

Conduct research on local government and local politics in Pietermaritzburg


Research Officer, Development Studies Research Group | University of KwaZulu-Natal
1989 - 1991

Academia, Education and Training

Research on local government and local politics in Pietermaritzburg


Secretary, Natal Midlands subregion | United Democratic Front
1984 - 1990

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Educational history

Secondary

Alexandra High School, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (1980)

Tertiary

University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1994 - 1997

M.Com. - Economics

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | 1991 - 1995

Ph.D. - Geography

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | 1985 - 1991

M.A. - Political Science

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | 1984 - 1984

B.A.Hons - Philsophy

University of Kwa Zulu Natal (Pietermaritzburg Campus)

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | 1981 - 1983

B.A. - Philsophy, Mathematics, Statistics

UNISA

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | 1980 - 1980

Mathematics 1 - Mathematics

Enrolled NDP for 1st year Maths course in my matric year.

Achievements

Awards

Best paper prize, African Econometric Society Conference | 2008

Paper co-authored by Vimal Ranchhod

Best paper prize, African Econometric Society conference | 2004

Fulbright Scholarship | 2008

Didn't take this up due to personal circumstances.

Middleton Award, South African Economic Society | 2004

Prize for best paper by a new author in the South African Journal of Economics

National Scholarship | 1985

University of Natal Entrants Prestige Scholarship | 1981

Anglo American Open Scholarship | 1981

Held this Scholarship from 1981 to 1984

Competitive Accomplishments

1 | Natal Senior Certificate (matric) | 1980

10 | SA Science Olympiad | 1980

1 | SA Mathematics Olympiad | 1980

1 | Natal Schools Chess Championship | 1979

Academic Achievements

Certificate of Merit, Philosophy 3 | 1983

Top of class plus distinction

Certificate of Merit, Statistics 2 | 1982

Top of class, plus distinction

Certificate of Merit, Mathematics 3 | 1982

Top of class plus distinction

Certificate of Merit, German 1 (Higher) | 1981

Top of class plus distinction

Certificate of Merit, Statistics 1 | 1981

Top of class plus distinction

Certificate of Merit, Mathematics 2 | 1981

Top of class plus distinction

Certificate of Merit, Philosophy I | 1981

Top place in class plus distinction

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