Morné Oosthuizen is Chief Research Officer and Deputy Director of the DPRU. His research interests include the generational economy (National Transfer Accounts), poverty, inequality, and labour markets. He has worked on issues of intergenerational transfers and the demographic dividend in several countries in Southern Africa and helped coordinate the multi-country research project, Counting Women’s Work, which aims to value time spent in unpaid services and incorporate it into estimates of production and consumption over the lifecourse. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town, focussing on intergenerational resource flows, demographic dividends, and unpaid care across the lifecycle in South Africa using the National Transfer Accounts methodology.
Morné also holds the INSETA-UCT Research Chair. The Insurance Sector Education Training Authority (INSETA’s) purpose is to grow the pool and quality of scarce and critical skills in the insurance and related services sector, enhancing the sector and supporting the country’s transformation. Credible research based on robust evidence is essential to support decision-making by employers, insurance sector stakeholders, INSETA, and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). To this end, the INSETA-UCT Research Chair at the DPRU has embarked on a formal research programme in partnership with INSETA that aims to address key policy-relevant research questions.
Morné joined the Unit in 2002, becoming Senior Researcher later that year. He became Deputy Director in 2006. After graduating cum laude with a B Comm Honours in Economics in 1999, Morné spent a year at the University of Cambridge. He then graduated cum laude from the University of Stellenbosch with an M.Comm in Economics in 2002.
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