Ronelle Burger

Ronelle Burger is a professor at the Economics Department at Stellenbosch University. She is an National Research Foundation rated researcher and currently appointed as a full-time researcher via the NRF Research Career Advancement programme. She is also a research fellow of the Centre for Development and International Trade at Nottingham University.

Her interest is in poverty and exclusion in African countries, with a focus on the role of health inequalities. Her research is closely aligned with policy processes because it aims to inform and support initiatives to fight inequity and address problems with service delivery.

She has consulted to National and Provincial government in South Africa and also multilateral donors such as UNICEF and the World Bank. Recent sabbatical visits include the Centre for Health Policy at Imperial College London and the Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She holds a PhD in Economics from Nottingham University and a Masters degree in Economics from Cambridge University.


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Fields of specialization

Gender & women’s empowerment, Poverty and inequality , Health and nutrition, Education and training, Impacts of government programs


Title Country Themes
Leading the way: Fostering fair North-South research collaborations South Africa Poverty and Inequality
Considering regional representation at development conferences South Africa Poverty and Inequality
Understanding the impact of COVID on health inequality -South Africa South Africa Financial inclusion
RFP - Examining the Impact of Early Childbearing on Labor Market Outcomes Brazil Labour markets and employment , Youth and children
Poverty, Inequality and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys Africa - subregion Poverty and Inequality , Health and nutrition


Professor Ronelle Burger
Economics Department, Stellenbosch University

Contact information:

PO Box X1, Economics Department
South Africa
T: +27-21-808-3106
T: 27 21 808 4483

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