Prof. Eric Schaling
P.O.Box 71 Wits, 2050
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +277 817 81310
Current Position
  • Senior Principal Consultant - AREFC

Professor Eric Schaling holds the Jelle Zijlstra Chair in International Finance at Wits Business School. He moved from The Netherlands to South Africa in 1998 when he was appointed full professor of economics at the University of Johannesburg. He was appointed Fellow at the Centre for Economic Research at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, in 2004. He was appointed South African Reserve Bank Chair at the University of Pretoria in 2007.

He studied macroeconomics at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Tilburg University in The Netherlands. After graduating, he worked in the Research Department of ING Bank ( After obtaining his doctorate from Tilburg University, he joined the Monetary Analysis Division of the Bank of England.

Eric has a lot of experience with consulting work. He was a Director at Genesis Analytics (, Africa's most prominent Economics Consulting firm. Eric has been an adviser to the National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank, the SA Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance, SADC, the IMF, the European Central Bank (ECB), the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Bank of Finland, De Nederlandse Bank and the South African Presidency.

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