Ingrid Woolard is Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and a Research Associate of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the same institution. She is currently one of the Principal Investigators on the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS). From 2008 to 2014 she was a member of the Employment Conditions Commission which advises the South African Minister of Labour on making sectoral determinations on working conditions and minimum wages in 11 sectors covering more than 4 million workers. Her current research interests include studying the relationship between cash transfers and labour supply and the evaluation of labour market programmes.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2013.