Lawrence Edwards

Lawrence Edwards is a Professor in the School of Economics, University of Cape Town, and a Research Associate at the South African Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) and Policy Research on International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM). 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 the international trade and labour, the determinants of trade flows and trade policy. He is the author (with Robert Lawrence) ofRising Tide: Is Growth in Emerging Economies Good for the United States andhas published articles in World DevelopmentJournal of International Development,Economics of Transition, Harvard Business Review and the South African Journal of Economics. He has consulted widely on trade policy issues for the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the International Growth Centre, the OECD and the Southern African Development Community Secretariat and various governments in Africa, including South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zambia. Finally, he has served as an associate editor of the South African Journal of Economics and the South African Journal of Economics and Management Studies.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This project conducts a Tracer Survey of Zimbabwean manufacturing firms to determine firm survival and firm responses to extreme and persistent economic crises and policy shocks.
Researchers: Albert Makochekanwa, Robert Davies, Lawrence Edwards
Grants Round: Special ERG - LIC #2
Country: Zimbabwe
This project examines price-setting behavior in Lesotho to understand pricing and market segmentation in low-income countries characterized by frictions preventing price arbitrage, such as weak infrastructure, poor distribution networks, and 'thin' markets. 
Researchers: Mamello Nchake, Lawrence Edwards
Grants Round: 2nd Round
Country: Lesotho