Amina Ebrahim is an economist holding a PhD from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is a Research Associate at UNU-WIDER based in Helsinki where she is a core researcher in the Domestic Revenue Mobilisation programme. She previously worked on UNU-WIDER’s Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) in Pretoria, South Africa.
Her research interests include labour and public economics, focusing on employment, tax, and social policies. Her recent research has focused on the evaluation of the South Africa’s youth wage subsidy policy using tax data from South Africa. Her works focuses on making large administrative tax data available for research and research collaboration with African revenue authorities.
Before joining UNU-WIDER, Amina spent six years teaching at Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in Qatar.