Derek Yu

Senior Researcher

Expertise: Labour Economics, Development Economics, Household Survey Analysis and Economic Education

Derek is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of the Western Cape. He is a part-time senior researcher for the DPRU at UCT. He completed his Masters (cum laude) in 2002, in Economics at Stellenbosch University. He is a former researcher for ReSEP and worked as a full-time researcher and a part-time tutor for the Economics Department of Stellenbosch University, from 2004 to 2008. Derek’s research interests include Labour Economics, Development Economics, Household Survey Analysis, and Economic Education. His full UWC biography is available here.

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Latest Research:

Defining and measuring informal employment in South Africa. Development Southern Africa: 2012, Vol. 29(1): 157-175