I am currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS).

In 2022 I was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for the Advanced Study of the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh.

My latest paper is on the credibility of economics:

You can read this paper here (or there are a limited number of open access copies here, or email me if you don’t have access).

My first book, The Incentivised University: Scientific Revolutions, Policies, Consequences published by Springer is now available online and many universities have access to the electronic version. The book is written to be accessible to a general audience but unfortunately is currently priced towards the academic market; I hope that will change at some point in the future. A recording of the virtual launch of the book is available here.


I have a very wide range of intellectual and academic interests – see my research page and sub-pages for some detail. My Google Scholar and ORCID pages tend to have my most recent academic publications.

Previously I was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Johannesburg, from August 2016 to July 2021. From July 2014 to July 2016 I worked as an economist in the South African Parliamentary Budget Office and continued my intellectual/academic work in my own time. Before that I was a lecturer and PhD candidate in the School of Economics at UCT and briefly a Senior Researcher at the Development Policy Research Unit. I received my PhD in Economics in 2014.