Prof Vimal Ranchhod

University of Cape Town
South Africa

Vimal Ranchhod is a professor in the School of Economics and the Deputy Director of SALDRU. He is also the convenor of ACEIR’s South Africa node at the University of Cape Town. He grew up in Johannesburg and did his undergraduate studies at Wits University. In 1999, he went to the University of Michigan on a Mandela Fellowship to continue his graduate studies. He completed his PhD in economics in 2007, with an emphasis on labour economics and the economics of education. He was promoted to full professor at UCT in 2018.

Prof. Ranchhod has taught multiple courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level, at Wits, UCT, Michigan and Yale university. These include PhD and Masters level courses in labour economics and econometrics, which are his core fields of expertise. He has authored or co-authored over twenty peer-reviewed publications, and has several additional working papers. His work has appeared in both local and international journals, including the World Bank Economic Review, World Development, and the Journal of Development Economics.

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