Ingrid Woolard is Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town (UCT), a Research Associate of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), a senior non-resident research fellow at UNU-WIDER and a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA). She is a lead author of the chapter on inequality for the prestigious International Panel on Social Progress.
She has been one of the PIs of South Africa’s national household panel survey, the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), since 2007. She holds a C1 rating from the National Research Foundation. According to Google Scholar, her total citations stand at 3705, her h-index is 27 and her i10-index is 52.
She served as the Chair of the Employment Conditions Commission (ECC) from 2011 to 2014 which advises the South African Minister of Labour on making sectoral determinations on working conditions and minimum wages in 11 sectors covering approximately 4 million workers. She has been a member of the Davis Tax Committee since 2013.
Ingrid's research interests include: