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ERSA Team

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  • Biniam Bedasso

    Executive Committee
    Policy Liaison
  • Megan Matthews

    Admin
    Program Coordinator
  • Nicola Viegi

    Board / Executive Committee
    Deputy Director

    A graduate from the Scottish Doctoral Programme in Economics, he has held positions at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and at the University of Cape Town. His main areas of research are economic policy theory, macroeconomic modeling and regional macroeconomic integration. Current research includes inflation targeting under uncertainty, monetary policy and assets prices, macroeconomic integration in Southern Africa.

  • Johannes Fedderke

    Board / Executive Committee
    Executive Director
    Johannes Wolfgang Fedderke is Director of Economic Research South Africa and Professor at Pennsylvania State University.
  • Manoel Bittencourt

    Executive Committee
    Workshop Convenor
  • Yoemna Mosaval

    Admin
    Program Coordinator
  • Gloria Halland

    Admin
    Office Manager
  • Guangling Liu

    Executive Committee
    Editor Publications
  • Lukasz Grzybowski

    Executive Committee
    Workshop Convenor
  • Nonso Obikili

    Executive Committee
    Policy Associate / Training

    Nonso Obikili is a economist with research interests in African economic history, economic development and macroeconomics. Current research includes the long term effects of the trans-Atlantic slave trades on political and economic development in Africa. He was formerly a Lecturer at the State University of New York at Binghamton and is a regular contributor to various policy oriented think tanks in Nigeria. 

  • Neryvia Pillay Bell

    Executive Committee
    Policy Associate / Workshop Convenor / Training

    Neryvia is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town, a Policy Associate at ERSA and a Research Fellow at the South African Reserve Bank. Her research interests lie in the field of public economics covering topics such as labour markets, education, health, social grants, inequality and taxation.

  • Co-Pierre Georg

    Executive Committee
    Workshop Coordinator

    Co-Pierre is an Associate Professor at UCT where he holds the South African Reserve Bank Research Chair in Financial Stability Studies. His work focuses on financial stability and financial innovation.