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Nicolas Pons-Vignon (Senior Researcher at CSID, Wits University, South Africa) is a political economist who is interested in exploring the contradictions of capitalist accumulation; his research interests are therefore centred around economic development, industrialisation, labour and poverty. He is the founder and course director of the annual African Programme for Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE). Nicolas joined the CSID in March 2008 and has co-ordinated research on South Africa’s industrial development and policy. In the past he was a consultant at the OECD Development Centre and worked for an international NGO in Morocco, London and Paris. Nicolas is pursuing a PhD in the Department of Comparative Studies on Development at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Between 2004 and 2007, he was a bursary holder and researcher at IFAS, the French Institute of South Africa in Johannesburg. Nicolas also holds a Masters in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2001) and a Masters in Public Administration from Sciences-Po, Paris (2000)