Mike Morris

Director of the Policy Research on International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM), and Professor of Economics, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Mike Morris is Professor in the School of Economics and Director of PRISM (Policy Research in International Services and Manufacturing) at the University of Cape Town.  He has a PhD from the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex University). Mike Morris has significant experience working with firms and national, regional and international policy makers. He has published widely in the fields of globalization, global value chains, political economy, international competitiveness, industrialization paths, industrial policy, apparel and automotive industries, political economy of renewable energy, and social differentiation. He recently co-authored a book with Raphael Kaplinsky and David Kaplan – ‘One Thing Leads to Another’: Promoting Industrialization by Making the Most of the Commodity Boom in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Bridges news

20 October 2017
Le respect des normes et réglementations joue un rôle central en matière de compétitivité commerciale, en particulier au sein des chaînes de valeur mondiales. Quelles sont les implications de ces instruments pour la réalisation des Objectifs de développement durable ? Il y a eu une évolution...
13 October 2017
Compliance with regulations and standards plays a central role in global trade competitiveness, in particular in the context of global value chains. What are the implications of these instruments for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals? There has been an important shift in the...
1 July 2014
How can Sub-Saharan African countries make the most of the commodity price boom to promote sustainable development? In the context of the opportunities opened up by the boom in commodities prices, how can sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) ensure that the benefits are widely spread and inclusive whilst...