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Lawrence Edwards

Lawrence Edwards is a Professor in the School of Economics‚ University of Cape Town‚ and a Research Associate of the South African Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) and Policy Research on International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM). Lawrence is a graduate of the University of Cape Town where he completed his PhD‚ the London School of Economics and Political Science‚ and Rhodes University.

Lawrence’s research interests focus on the international trade and labour‚ the determinants of trade flows and trade policy. He is the author (with Robert Lawrence) of Rising Tide: Is Growth in Emerging Economies Good for the United States and has published articles in World Development‚ Journal of International Development‚ Economics of Transition‚ Harvard Business Review and the South African Journal of Economics. Lawrence has consulted widely on trade policy issues for the World Bank‚ the African Development Bank‚ the International Growth Centre‚ the OECD‚ the Southern African Development Community Secretariat and various governments in Africa‚ including South Africa‚ Swaziland‚ Lesotho and Zambia. Finally‚ he has served as an associate editor of the South African Journal of Economics and the South African Journal of Economics and Management Studies.

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 5.08 School of Economics Building
Contact Phone +27 21 650 2723
E-mail Lawrence.Edwards@uct.ac.za

Lawrence Edwards

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