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Simon Franklin is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the School of Economics at Queen Mary University of London. He studied at the University of Cape Town at undergraduate level, and spent time working at SALDRU. He received his DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford, where he is a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies. He is a research affiliate at CEPR.

Current areas of research include:

  • Economics of housing demand and informal housing in developing countries.
  • Equilibrium and local labour market effects of urban social welfare programs.
  • Labour market frictions and job search assistance.