Elize is an economist at Econex, focusing on healthcare economics. She holds a BComm Honours (Economics) and MComm (Economics) from the University of Stellenbosch. During her postgraduate studies Elize focused on Econometrics and Competition Economics, particularly pertaining to healthcare. Her Master’s thesis investigated the impact of ageing medical scheme beneficiaries on the cost of providing them the prescribed minimum benefits, with reference to the Competition Commission’s inquiry into the private healthcare sector.
Since joining Econex in 2016, Elize has contributed to various projects related to the healthcare sector. These include submissions to the private healthcare market inquiry and research into the proposed National Health Insurance. Her work has involved quantitative analysis and qualitative research, making sure to consider the question from both a theoretical and practical perspective.