Professor David Kaplan, BA BComm, (UCT) MA (Kent) DPhil (Sussex) is Professor Emeritus: Business Government Relations, Department of Economics UCT. He was Chief economist of the Department of Trade and Industry; 2000-2003. Chief Economist (part-time), Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Provincial Government of the Western Cape, 2004-2011. He has also served as a Member of the Presidential Commission to Investigate the Development of a Comprehensive Labour Market Policy and on the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI). He is currently a board member of the Technology Innovation Agency and the Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS).
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