Professor, School of Economics, University of Cape Town.
Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Dr. Leibbrandt, Director of the Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit at UCT, specializes in research on inequality in labor markets in South Africa. He has directed the South African research team on a multi-country study of Poverty, Inequality and Labor Markets in Africa. He collaborates with David Lam on several projects.
Lam, David, Cally Ardington, and Murray Leibbrandt. 2011. "Schooling as a lottery: Racial differences in school advancement in urban South Africa." Journal of Development Economics, 95(2): 121-136. PMCID: PMC3076682. DOI. Abstract.
Ardington, Cally, Anne Case, Mahnaz Islam, David Lam, Murray Leibbrandt, Alicia Menendez, and Analia Olgiati . 2010. "The Impact of AIDS on Intergenerational Support in South Africa: Evidence From the Cape Area Panel Study." Research on Aging, 32(1): 97-121. PMCID: PMC2794137. DOI. Abstract.
Lam, David, Murray Leibbrandt, and C. Mlatsheni. 2009. "Education and youth unemployment in South Africa." In Labor Markets and Economic Development edited by Kanbur, R. and Svejnar, J.. Routledge. (Routledge Studies in Development Economics) Public Access.