Assoc Prof Sean Gossel

Assoc Prof Sean Gossel

Financial Economics, Financial Globalization, Development Finance

POSITION: Research Director
QUALIFICATIONS: PhD (University of Cape Town), MBA, Cert.(IFA)
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Assoc Prof Sean Joss Gossel


Associate Professor Sean Gossel is the Research Director at the UCT GSB. His expertise lies in the areas of financial economics and financial globalisation. He lectures Public Sector Finance, on the MCom (Development Finance) programme and the Emerging Markets Economic Development elective on the MBA programme. His 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.

His research focuses on the effects of financial globalisation and democratisation on African economies. On the basis of his publications, Gossel 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 UCT GSB’s Development Finance Centre. In addition to his academic contributions, Gossel regularly writes opinion pieces for the popular press and is a frequent radio and TV interviewee for various media houses.

Before joining academia, Gossel 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.