Lawrence Edwards is Professor in the School of Economics, University of Cape Town, and a Research Associate of the South African Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) and Policy Research on International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM) in the same institution. Lawrence is a graduate of the University of Cape Town where he completed his PhD, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Rhodes University.
Lawrence’s research interests focus on international trade and labour, the determinants of trade flows and trade policy. He is the author (with Robert Lawrence) of Rising Tide: Is Growth in Emerging Economies Good for the United States and has published articles in World Development, Journal of International Development, Economics of Transition, Harvard Business Review and the South African Journal of Economics. His research has a strong policy oriented focus and has been conducted for institutions including the World Bank, the OECD, the African Development Bank, the South African National Treasury, the Department of Trade and Industry, the UK ESRC, IZA, CEPR/DFID and recently the Zambian and Swaziland governments.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2015.