Thomas Ferreira


Thomas Ferreira is currently as Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University. He completed his PhD in December 2017 at the same institute. His main research interests concern issues around poverty and economic mobility in sub-Saharan Africa and specifically the relationship between smallholder agriculture and economic outcomes. Further research interests include the use of satellite data in development economics and the relationship between climate change and development. He has worked on numerous consulting projects for both the private and public/NGO sectors. These include an ongoing project on the gender-differentiated effects of rainfall variability with the World Bank and numerous projects with UNICEF Namibia.

Using satellite data to track socio-economic outcomes: a case study of Namibia

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP12/2018
Efforts to improve the livelihoods of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa are hindered by data deficiencies. Surveys on socio-economic outcomes, for example, are generally conducted…
July 19, 2018 By: Thomas Ferreira PDF

Does education enhance productivity in smallholder agriculture? Causal evidence from Malawi

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2018
Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP05/2018 Publication date: March 2018 Abstract: Malawi is a low-income country where the majority of the poor live and work…
July 19, 2018 By: Thomas Ferreira PDF

The extension of existing data and methods to measure poverty and mobility in data-poor, agrarian sub-Saharan Africa

Thesis (DCom)—Stellenbosch University, 2017
Candidate: Thomas Ferreira Supervisor: Professor Servaas van der Berg Co-supervisor: Doctor Dieter von Fintel Institution: Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Department of Economics   Abstract:…