Ronald Wall

Prof. Ronald Wall holds the ‘Chair of Economic Development of the City of Johannesburg’, at the School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, and has been established by the Municipality of Johannesburg. He is also professor at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). He received his PhD in economic geography from the Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

His research concerns global, regional (particularly Africa and Asia) and urban economic development, on topics such as regional integration, economic competitiveness, sustainable cities, world city analysis, smart cities, food security, urban inequality, infrastructure, renewable energy, green economy and happiness economics. He is the principal researcher and author of the upcoming UN-Habitat report ‘State of African Cities 2018: The Geography of African Investment’, a partnership between UN-Habitat and IHS-Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Fellow member
School of Economic and Business Sciences (University of the Witwatersrand) & Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (Erasmus University Rotterdam)