Prof Haroon Ismail Bhorat

Director
UCT
South Africa

Haroon Bhorat is Professor of Economics and Director of the Development Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town. He serves on the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and holds a SARChI Chair in Economic Growth, Poverty and Inequality Research. He is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; a Research Fellow at IZA; and a member of the UCT College of Fellows.

Prof. Bhorat sits on the World Bank Economic Review editorial advisory board, and is a board member of UNU-WIDER and the National Research Foundation. He also sits on the UN/WHO’s High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth. He served as an economic advisor to two past Ministers of Finance, and previous Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe, formally serving on the Presidential Economic Advisory Panel. He has his PhD in Economics through Stellenbosch University, studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was a Cornell University research fellow.

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