I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Governance. The School of Governance is a multidisciplinary school and my research is interdisciplinary by nature, although I am an economist by training. I have a PhD and a MCom in Applied Development Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand. In also have a BA International Studies (majoring Politics & Economics) and a BCom (Hons) in International Trade and Finance from the University of Johannesburg.

I consider myself a labour and feminist economist and my research interests are related to the division, quality, and definition of both paid and unpaid work, how households and families are structured and formed around these types of work, and how the state interacts with households and the market to reinforce the gendered and racial division of work. I have broadly written on social security, poverty, and inequality specifically as these factors relate to gender inequalities in society. I have also written on the relationship between time spent on paid and unpaid work. A full list of published research is available on the Research page.

I teach Analytical Methods, Public Finance, and Economics for Public Managers at the honour’s level, while my supervision, being part of a multidisciplinary school, covers a broad range of topics.

I am an associate editor for the African Review of Economics and Finance and in addition, I publish a monthly newsletter (The Researcher) aimed at helping research students along on their journeys, which you can sign up for here. I also have additional resources which may be of interest to students on my Resources for Students page. 

My CV can be viewed here.

Media engagements and blogs that I have written can be seen here.

To get a hold of me, you may look up my email address on the Wits School of Governance website, or alternatively email me on info@odilemackett.com.