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Research associate, School of Economics, University of Cape Town

Sean Archer has taught in the School of Economics since the late nineteen-sixties, and in retirement is pursuing similar research fields. Currently he is concerned with the question whether the financial crisis or Great Recession in the world’s economies since 2007 has caused the decline in the status and legitimacy of Economics as a discipline that is valid. There is a burgeoning international literature on what is a complex question. In addition his research interests encompass the economics of skills training and the economics of human rights, two research fields which have been relatively neglected by economists.


  • –present
    Research associate, University of Cape Town