Ingrid Woolard

Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow

Ingrid Woolard is Dean and Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town, a Research Associate of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) and a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA).  Her areas of interest include labour markets, social protection, fiscal policy, and the measurement of poverty and inequality. Her work is firmly rooted in the analysis of household survey data and at the interface with policy-making.  

From 2008 to 2014 she was a member of the Employment Conditions Commission which advises the South African Minister of Labour on making sectoral determinations on working conditions, and minimum wages. Since 2013 she has been a member of the Davis Tax Committee which advises the South African Minister of Finance on tax reform.