Simon Franklin is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics at the Queen Mary University of London. He is a research affiliate at CEPR (development and labour) and at JPAL. He studied at the University of Cape Town at the undergraduate level, and spent time working at SALDRU. He received his DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford, where he remain a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies. He is an affiliate at the CEP at the London School of Economics.
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