Dr Kenneth Creamer is an academic economist based at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has Masters degrees in Law (Wits) and Financial Economics (SOAS, University of London) and a PhD (Wits) for which he was awarded a Gold Medal by the Economic Society of South Africa as South Africa’s best PhD in Economics submitted in 2010. Creamer is an NRF-rated researcher with a range of publications on fiscal policy, monetary policy, open economy macroeconomics, competition policy and labour market policy, published in local and international academic journals and books including the South African Journal of Economics, the Journal of Development Studies and the Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa. In addition to his senior lecturer position at Wits University, Creamer is a member of the Management Committee of SASSFE, which raises funds for tertiary education students in need of support, and serves in the management of Creamer Media, publisher of Engineering News, Mining Weekly and Polity.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand


  • 2010 
    University of the Witwatersrand, PhD in Economics