Wednesday, November 15, 2017
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Imraan Valodia is the Dean of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He has a doctorate in Economics from UKZN. His research interests include employment, the informal economy, gender, and industrialization. He is currently coordinating an international study, in 10 cities, of the informal economy. His most recent book reports on the methodology and research findings of a three-year research project, conducted in eight countries, on the gender impacts of taxation. He has published in leading international journals. He serves on a number of economic policy forums and has worked with leading international development organizations, including the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, the United Nations Development Programme, UN Women, the World Bank, and Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, among others. Professor Valodia is a part-time member of the Competition Tribunal and a Commissioner on the Employment Conditions Commission.