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Staff Biography

[Photo: Derek PILLAY] Mr Derek PILLAY
PhD Student - Trade
Email: d.k.pillay@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.03 U  

Expertise: Growth and Development, International Trade


Derek Pillay is a MRes/PhD student in Economics at LSE. He previously worked as an economist and ODI Fellow at the Zanzibar Ministry of Finance and Planning. Derek's research interests are related to macro development issues. His current research is focused on international trade and structural change in developing economies.


  • MSc Economics, London School of Economics, 2013
  • BCom (Hons) Economics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2010
  • BSocSc (Hons) Economic History, University of KwaZulu-Natal 2008