Associate Professor Sean Gossel’s expertise at the GSB lies in the areas of financial economics and financial globalization. Thus, he lectures Public Sector Finance, on the MCom (Development Finance) program and the Emerging Markets Economic Development elective on the MBA program. Sean’s lectures seek to position finance and macroeconomics in a historical, emerging market, and financial globalization context. This focus carries over into his research and supervision.
Sean’s research focuses on the effects of financial globalization and democratization on African economies. On the basis of his publications, Sean is an editorial member of the Journal of African Business, and a peer reviewer for over 30 international journals. He is also a research collaborator at UCT’s Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy, and the GSB’s Development Finance Centre. In addition to his academic contributions, Sean regularly writes opinion pieces for the popular press and is a frequent radio and TV interviewee for various media houses.
In addition to teaching, research, and supervision, Sean is also the Assistant Deputy Director and Research Director of the GSB. Before joining academia, Sean acquired over a decade of local and international management consulting experience in the areas of financial and econometric analysis, economic forecasting, financial modelling, and valuations.