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Vusi Gumede

Vusi Tallman Gumede

Independent Analyst/Researcher


Born 26-05-1975

Prof Vusi Gumede has worked for the South African government, in various capacities, for about 12 years. Prior to that, he was in the research/academic environment – the field he returned to in 2010. He publishes in international and South African journals, contributes chapters in books, authors working papers, background papers and policy briefs, is an editor for the Journal of African Studies and Development, lectures in various South African universities, serves in numerous organizations in various capacities, and so on. He holds postgraduate qualifications in economics and policy studies, including a PhD in economics (2003). He researches and publishes in areas of macroeconomics, human development, public policy, developmental state & broadly political economy.


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University of Johannesburg - Kingsway Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2092


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Current Position(s)

Associate Professor | University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg | 2010 - present

Trustee | Southern Africa Trust
2008 - present

Consultant | Various | Various Companies
1996 - present


Previous Position(s)

Fellow/Lecturer | Graduate School of Public and Development Management | University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa | 2008 - 2009


Chief Director | The Presidency's Policy Unit
2003 - 2005

Senior Economist | The Presidency
Pretoria | 2001 - 2003

Economic Advisor | Ministry of Trade and Industry
2000 - 2001

Economist | Ntsika Enterprise Promotion Agency
1999 - 2000

Economic Researcher | National Institute For Economic Policy
1998 - 1998

Lecturer | Economics | University of Durban-Westville
Durban | 1997 - 1997

Educational history

Tertiary

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Completed 2002

Doctor of Philosophy, Economics

University of London

United Kingdom | Completed 2009

Post-Graduate Diploma, Policy Studies

post-grad diploma

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Yale World Fellow | Yale University

Distinguished African Scholar | University of Cornell

Postdoctoral grants | Various

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Numerous: book chapters, journal papers, working papers, etc

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