2013 Summer Seminar, July 15-18, Krakow, Poland


Professor Imraan Valodia is an Associate Professor in the School, and Academic Leader Development Studies. His research interests include employment, the informal economy, gender and economic policy, and industrial development. He is currently co-ordinating an international study, in 12 cities across the globe, of the informal economy using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. His most recent book, published in 2010, is a co-edited volume that reports on the methodology and research findings of a three year research project, conducted in 8 countries, on the gender impacts of direct and indirect taxation. He has published widely in leading international journals. He serves on a number of economic policy advisory panels including as a member of the Employment Conditions Commission in South Africa, and with the Industrial Development Corporation in South Africa. He has worked with leading international development organizations, including the United Nation Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank, and is a member of the international research network Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising (WIEGO).



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