Ross graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2005 with a Bachelor of Commerce in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, followed by an Honours and MPhil in Public Policy. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics at UCT. His research uses game theoretic analysis to explain why Angola and Nigeria diverge institutionally and display different political economy manifestations of the resource curse. From 2010-2011, he lectured in Political Economy at UCT’s Political Studies Department. During 2012, Ross worked as a researcher in Parliament. Since June 2013, he has been a senior researcher with SAIIA’s Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme (GARP) in Cape Town. Ross hopes that his research will shape the institutional elements – norms, beliefs and rules – that motivate policymaker behaviour in a direction that benefits ordinary Africans.
- Harvey R, Alden C and Y Wu, ‘Speculating a fire sale: options for Chinese authorities in implementing a domestic ivory trade ban’ in Ecological Economics, 141, November 2017, pp. 22-31.
- Harvey R, ‘Why is labour strife so persistent in South Africa’s mining industry?’, Extractive Industries and Society, 2016, in press.
- Harvey R, ‘From diamonds to coal: Critical reflections on Botswana’s economic future‘, in Extractive Industries and Society, 2, 4, December 2015, pp. 827-839.
- Harvey R, ‘Natural resource rents and elitebargains in Africa: Exploring avenues for future research’, South African Journal of International Affairs, 21(2), 2014, pp. 213-233.