Ingrid Woolard

Ingrid Woolard

Board Member

PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE Dean, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences Stellenbosch University South Africa

Ingrid Woolard is Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences and Professor of Economics at Stellenbosch University. She is also Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town; a Research Fellow of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn, a senior non-resident research fellow at UNU-WIDER and a Research Associate at the Commitment to Equity Institute at Tulane University.

In 2022, Woolard was inducted into the Academy of Science of South Africa. Her areas of research specialization include the measurement of poverty and inequality, unemployment, social protection and fiscal policy. From 2008 to 2014, Woolard served on the Employment Conditions Commission, which advises the South African Minister of Labour on making sectoral determinations concerning working conditions and minimum wages in sectors where collective bargaining is weak. From 2013 to 2018 she served on the Davis Tax Committee which advised the South African Minister of Finance on tax reform for more inclusive growth. In 2018 the Minister of Finance appointed her to chair a Committee tasked with making the VAT system more equitable.

Internationally, she has worked as a short-term consultant for UNDP, the World Bank, UNU-WIDER, AFD, the ILO, the OECD, the AERC, 3ie and the Campbell Collaboration. She has undertaken consulting work in several African countries, including Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia and Uganda.


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