Neil Rankin is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics, Stellenbosch University, an Affiliate of the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) and the founding director of the African Microeconomic Research Unit (AMERU) at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also currently an Associate Editor for the South African Journal of Economics.
Since 2000 he has managed firm and labour market surveys in Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania and is currently working with a number of Statistical Agencies in sub Saharan Africa to make data collected by these agencies available to academic and policy researchers. His research focuses on applied microeconomics in general and more specifically, firm and labour market dynamics, the microeconomics of international trade, and prices and price setting behaviour at a disaggregated level. He is also involved in a number of impact evaluations and field experiments.
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