22 Dec 2016

Allan Davids Joins the Project Team of "Quantitative Easing and Financial (In)Stability"

PhD student from UCT complements research team

The University of Cape Town (UCT) team has brought Allan Davids on board for the project "Quantitative Easing and Financial (In)Stability" funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.

Allan Davids holds a Master's degree (Cum Laude) in Economics and is currently a Ph.D. student at the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) at the UCT under the supervision of Co-Pierre Georg.

His research primarily focuses on housing markets, urban economics, and agent-based modeling applications. In particular, his Ph.D. focusses on various aspects of housing finance in South Africa. During 2018, Allan was awarded a financial stability research grant from the South African Reserve Bank to study the relationship between international capital flows and house prices, work which he has already presented at a Financial Stability workshop at Waseda University in Tokyo. 

In 2019, Allan will spend a semester at the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College to advance his research.