Andrew joined Cenfri in 2021 after working previously as an economist for provincial government. His work has both strong quantitative and qualitative aspects covering a wide range of topics including rural development, agricultural economics, policy analysis, MSME development, institutional economics, value chains, technological innovation, resource sustainability and impact assessments.
- Developing a Computable General Equilibrium Modelling for South Africa which was used to inform government plans around the implementation of the carbon tax.
- Trade negotiations for both a potential post-Brexit and post-AGOA future and the allocation of disaster relief funding in response to the recent drought.
- Conceptualisation and development of a system to generate and continually update South Africa’s Agri Processing Index in order to help government prioritise specific agri-processing support initiatives.
- Leading a recent study into the state of agricultural insurance in South Africa and how government policy can help to ensure small-scale farmers are able to access suitable risk management products.
In his free time, Andrew likes spending time with his wife and children, catching up with friends and family, enjoying being out in nature and is an avid sports fan.
- Master’s in Economics: Applications to Development, University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Honours in Economics, University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Bachelor of Business Science in Management Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa