Philippe Burger is Professor of Economics, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences and Pro Vice-Chancellor: Poverty, Inequality and Economic Development at the University of the Free State. He is a past President of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) and was a member of the South African Statistics Council. He is a National Research Foundation rated researcher and has been a research consultant to the OECD and visiting scholar at the IMF. He is the 2002 recipient of the Founder’s Medal of ESSA for the best PhD thesis at a SA university and was associate editor of the South African Journal of Economics. He is the author of Getting it right: A new economy for South Africa, published in 2018.