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Professor, University of Witwatersrand Business School, University of the Witwatersrand

Professor Jannie Rossouw is a Professor at Wits Business School (WBS) at Wits University. Previously he was Interim Head of WBS, after serving as Head of the University’s School of Economic and Business Sciences.

Rossouw's research interests cover inflation perceptions and expectations and the danger of South Africa facing a fiscal cliff owing to fiscal unsustainability. He serves as Deputy Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the South African Academy for Arts and Culture. He chairs the Audit Committee of the Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument in Paarl. He also serves as President of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA).

Rossouw obtained degrees in economics and an MBA-degree from the University of Pretoria and holds a PhD-degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.


  • 2014–present
    Head of School of Economic & Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2012–2014
    Professor in the Department of Economics, University of South Africa
  • 1986–2012
    Assistant to the Deputy Governor and Head, Currency Management, South African Reserve Bank

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Head of School of Economic & Business Sciences
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation