Stan du Plessis

Professor in the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University

Stan du Plessis is a macroeconomist at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa where he is a Professor in the Department of Economics and Head of Research at the Bureau for Economic Research. He studied at the Universities of Cambridge (MPhil) and Stellenbosch (PhD) and is the President of the Economic Society of South Africa and formerly Treasurer and Secretary of the African Econometric Society. He was a member of the “Harvard group” of local and international economists who have advised the South African government on policy reform since 2006 and teaches macroeconomics, monetary economics and advanced econometrics, mainly to graduate students. His academic publications have focused on monetary policy and the business cycle but he has also written on the economic impact of the FIFA World Cup, fiscal policy, economic growth, the exchange rate, institutional economics and law and economics.