Lawrence Edwards is a Professor in the School of Economics, Researcher within the Policy Research on International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM), and Research Associate of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. He is also an IZA Research Fellow.
His research interests fall within the field of international trade and development in Africa, covering, inter alia, the effects of trade on product market integration, labour market outcomes and firm performance. His research agenda is generally structured around policy-based research initiatives.
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