Position: Economics PhD Candidate; Junior Research Fellow
Institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst; SALDRU, UCT
Expertise: Labour and development economics
Joshua Budlender is an Economics PhD Candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Junior Research Fellow at the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at UCT. His work is in Labour and Development Economics, using Applied Microeconometrics methods. He has a particular interest in exploring the role of firms in the development process and in determining wages and employment. He has also done economic advisory work on social grant policy for the South African Presidency and National Treasury.