Expertise: Applied Economics, Labour Economics, Economic & Social History
Ben obtained a Masters degree in Applied Economics from the University of Cape Town. He also holds a Masters degree in Economic and Social History from the University of Oxford. His research interests include: Labour Economics, Economic & Social History. He has spent time working in India with the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and joined the DPRU in October 2012 as a researcher. He is also a tutor in Economic History.
Latest Research & published papers:
- Minimum Wages in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Primer. 2015 IZA Discussion Papers, No. 9204.
- Non-income welfare and inclusive growth in South Africa', Brookings Working Paper, Number 36 of 39, March 2015.
- Minimum Wage Enforcement and the Informal Economy, Department of Labour research paper, 2015.
- Resources and Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2014.
- The Predicted Impacts of Expanding the Community Works Program (CWP) in South Africa.
- Costs, Benefits and Compliance: The Case of the Agricultural Minimum Wage in South Africa.
- Estimating the Impact of Minimum Wages on Employment, Wages and Non-wage Benefits: The Case of Agriculture in South Africa.