Director of African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research, SALDRU, University of Cape Town
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Murray Leibbrandt is a Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. He holds the National Research Foundation Chair in Poverty and Inequality Research and is the Director of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit. He is the Director of African Centre of Excellence for Inequalities Research within ARUA. He is on the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association and is a Senior Research Fellow of WIDER and the IZA. In 1995-96 he served on the President Mandela’s Labour Market Commission to advise on post-apartheid labour market legislation and in 2016-17, served on then Deputy President Ramaphosa’s Advisory Panel on the National Minimum Wage. From 2007 he has been a Principal Investigator on the National Income Dynamics Study, South Africa’s national longitudinal study. His research uses these and other longitudinal survey data to analyse South Africa’s poverty, inequality and labour market dynamics.