<p>Neil is a researcher and trade economist, specialising in regional integration and firm-level analysis. His areas of expertise include regional trade agreements, product market integration and supply chain linkages.</p>
Neil has previously worked as a researcher and consultant in several different capacities in South Africa, undertaking a diverse range of policy-oriented research on trade and economic development issues across the Southern African region. This has included work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. Most recently, Neil worked as a Research Associate for the Centre for International Development at Harvard University. He holds a B.Com in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, B.Com (Honours) and M.Com degrees in Economics, and a PhD in Economics, all from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.