Stan du Plessis is a macroeconomist at the University of Stellenbosch where he is a Professor in the Department of Economics. He teaches macroeconomics, monetary economics and advanced econometrics, mainly to graduate students in Stellenbosch and at the University of Cape Town. His publications in South African and International academic journals include papers on monetary policy, business cycles, applied econometrics, law and economics and competition policy. He is also a regular author on economic issues for the financial press in South Africa. Stan is an editor of the South African Journal of Economics and Treasurer and Secretary of the African Econometric Society.
Stan is also experienced with various aspects of competition and industrial policy in South Africa, where he has been involved as an expert witness and consultant in cases involving large mergers (such as the recent hostile takeover bid for Gold Fields by Harmony), allegations of anti-competitive conduct (such as the recent case involving Nationwide and SAA) and trade policy (such anti-dumping cases). His academic qualifications include an M.Phil (Economics) from the University of Cambridge and a PhD (Economics) from Stellenbosch University.