Professor Haroon Bhorat

Haroon Bhorat is Professor of Economics and Director of the Development Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town. His research interests cover labour economics, poverty and income distribution. He is a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and holds a prestigious National Research Chair.

Prof Bhorat sits on the advisory board of UNU-WIDER, is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a Fellow of the UCT College of Fellows. Prof Bhorat served as an economic advisor to two past Ministers of Finance and previous Presidents, formally serving on the Presidential Economic Advisory Panel.