Dieter von Fintel is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University, where he also works within the Research on Socioeconomic Policy (ReSEP) group. His research focuses on microeconometric applications in labour, poverty, inequality and cliometrics, with a specific emphasis on South Africa. His publications include work on generational change in the labour market and survey design, as well as historical work on inequality. He has consulted to organisations such as South Africa’s National Presidency and Department of Trade and Industry, Statistics South Africa and UNICEF. He has been a visiting student at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford and a visiting lecturer at Georg-August Universität Göttingen.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in August 2014 and became a Research Fellow in December 2023.