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Welcome to PRISM

Policy Research in International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM) is a research and policy unit located within the School of Economics. PRISM provides a lens to focus research and policy work broadly on issues of globalization, trade and industrialization. It is home to a number of related research activities, projects and programmes focused around the following issues: globalisation; global value chains; industrialisation; industrial policy; international trade; foreign investment; the defence industry; governance and economic policy; commodities and resource based industrialisation; infrastructure development; knowledge intensive services and innovation; employment intensive growth; international competitiveness of firms and clusters; China's economic impact on Africa; regulatory frameworks for trade, services and sectors; the distributional gains of industrial growth. Another feature of PRISM's work has been its applied focus, responding to economic policy questions issues in South Africa, the rest of Africa and beyond. PRISM is managed by a Steering Committee consisting of senior academics.

PRISM Seminars

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2019 2018 2017 2015
  • Seminar 1: South Africa's Development Cooperation and Economic Diplomacy in Africa: competing over Mozambique's Resource Boom? The seminar is based on research funded by the Open Society Foundation and conducted by Professor Mike Morris, Alexander O'Riordan (PhD student), Thomas McLennan and Lucy Martin (masters students).

Working Papers

2014 2013