Researcher and advisor to the Department of Basic Education
Martin is a researcher with the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University, from which he obtained his Master’s degree in 2006 and PhD in 2014, the latter being on the role of education in economic development.
Martin is a part of the RESEP team but is based in Pretoria, where he works as an advisor for the Department of Basic Education. His areas of specialisation include the use of economics in education planning, the design of school funding policies, the economics of teacher pay, the demographics of schooling systems and cross-country comparisons of educational policy and performance.
- Understanding the sharp primary level enrolment increases beginning in 2011
- Rotten apples or just apples and pears? Understanding patterns consistent with cheating in international test data
- Teacher supply and the quality of schooling in South Africa. Patterns over space and time
- Treating schools to a new administration: Evidence from South Africa of the impact of better practices in the system-level administration of schools
- Using the hierarchical linear model to understand school production in South Africa
- What we can learn from a comparison of the schooling systems of South Africa and Argentina
- Managing the teacher pay system: What the local and international data are telling us
- Policy note on pre-primary schooling: An empirical contribution to the 2009 Medium Term Strategic Framework
- South Africa’s economics of education: A stocktaking and an agenda for the way forward
- The costs of illiteracy in South Africa
- Identifying Binding Constraints in Education
- School production modelling to strengthen government monitoring programmes in developing countries
- The when and how of leaving school: The policy implications of new evidence on secondary schooling in South Africa
- Education and Country Growth Models
- More countries, similar results. A nonlinear programming approach to normalising test scores needed for growth regressions
- The gap between school enrolments and population in South Africa: Analysis of the possible explanations.
- New evidence in the case for improving the quality of secondary school learning outcomes
- Recent patterns in the extent and quality of pre-primary education in South Africa