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Lawrence Edwards

Lawrence Edwards is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics, University of Cape Town. Lawrence graduated with a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1998. He completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Cape Town in 2003.

Lawrence's research falls within the field of international trade with a specific focus on international trade and labour, the determinants of trade flows and economic adjustments to trade liberalisation. He has published in a number of international and local journals including World Development, Journal of International Development, South African Journal of Economics and Journal of Studies in Economics and Econometrics. He has also consulted widely with the World Bank, the National Treasury, the Department of Trade and Industry and is currently a member of the South African Growth Project managed by the Centre of International Development at Harvard University.

Fields of research

  • International trade, technology and labour markets
  • International trade and poverty
  • The effectiveness of economic academic development programs
  • International competitiveness

Courses taught

  • Masters Applied International Trade theory
  • Masters and PhD Quantitative techniques
  • Masters Economic Modelling Techniques
  • Eco324w International trade

Course material

Contact Information

Office Rm 5.64 Leslie Social Science Building
Contact Phone +27 21 650 2723
E-mail Lawrence.Edwards@uct.ac.za

Lawrence Edwards

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