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Rochelle Jacobs

Rochelle has spent the past three years working as a behavioural practitioner and consultant. Her work has focused on financial inclusion for women in low-income households and she was part of a project working on using chatbots to improve the speed and accuracy of research into human behaviour and financial decision-making. She has also worked for the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Small Business Development on the small business sector in South Africa, and co-authored two studies on the challenges and opportunities in the sector and policy recommendations for improving SMME resilience in the country.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics from Stellenbosch University
  • Honours degree in Economics from Stellenbosch University
  • Master of Commerce (Economics) from Stellenbosch University, specializing in development economics and behavioural economics

Recent Work by Rochelle Jacobs
Driving digital financial services with behavioural science
After conducting a ...
Sink or swim: Who is recovering as South Africa eases its lockdown restrictions?
On 1 May 2020, South Africa lowered its lockdown restrictions to Level 4 – a level at which the economy beg...
What’s the fuss? The rise of behavioural science for development
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, governments across the world are asking individuals to stay at home. Lockdown, se...
What does the “new normal” for South Africa look like post the COVID-19 lockdown?
As South Africans finally enjoy some exercise in the open air after six weeks of strict government-imposed lockdown, the biggest question on everyo...