Murray Leibbrandt is a Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and the Director of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), an accredited research grouping at the University of Cape Town. He completed his PhD at Notre Dame University, and his research focuses on South African poverty‚ inequality and labour market dynamics using survey data and‚ in particular‚ panel data. He holds the DST-NRF SARChI Chair in Poverty and Inequality research, and is an IZA Research Fellow. Murray is currently one of the Principal Investigators in the National Income Dynamics Study. He is a past president of the African Econometric Society and of the Economic Society of South Africa, and is Project Director of the Research Project on Employment, Income Distribution and Inclusive Growth (REDI3x3).