Catherine Kannemeyer holds an Applied Economics Masters from the University of Cape Town. She has worked for the Development Policy Research Unit as a policy researcher, and has lectured in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town for a number of years. Her interests include development economics, applied microeconometrics, measuring economic wellbeing, poverty, inequality, labour market dynamics, health, education, social protection and social transfers.

Catherine joined the Mapungubwe Institute in April 2013, where she has had to develop a versatile skill set to address a broad array of policy concerns.