Associate Professor Sean Gossel

POSITION: Associate Professor


AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Applied Financial Econometrics, Applied Macro Econometrics, Development Finance, Capital Flows, Finance, Financial Risk Management



Assoc. Prof. Sean Gossel’s expertise at the GSB lies in the areas of financial economics, and financial globalization. He lectures Public Sector Finance, and Corporate Finance and Investment on the MCom (Development Finance) program, the Capital Flows and Emerging Markets elective on the MBA program, and Macroeconomics on the EMBA. 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 reviewer for numerous 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 contribution, Sean regularly writes opinion pieces for the popular press and for radio and TV interviews for various media houses.

Before joining academia, Sean acquired over ten years of local and international management consulting experience in the areas of financial and econometric analysis, forecasting, financial modelling, and valuations.




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