Mike Schussler

A well-known economic commentator in the media and through the academic articles he has written over the last three decades, Mike Schüssler, is the owner of an Economic Consultancy. He is the most quoted and endorsed economist in South Africa for his insights from Academia to Analysts, the world over. He presents economics in an understandable and entertaining style and his audiences have included International and South African audiences ranging from farmers to financiers. He also advises and presents to pension funds, local governments and business chambers.

His innovative research on employment and household issues has earned him much praise and his insights have led to the development or introduction of new economic measurement indices and management tools. These include the ‘Transport cost adjustment and logistics indices’, ‘the BankservAfrica transaction index’ and ‘The ABSA SMME Index.

Mike has won the ‘South African Economist of the Year’ twice, one of only three economists to have won this competition more than once in the past twenty five years. He has also ben recognised as ‘Small Business and Member of the Year’ by the Jo’burg Chamber of Business (the Afrikaans business chamber).

Mike Schüssler, an economist for over two decades, holds a Masters in economics as well as being a successful entrepreneur, business owner and employer, so he truly understands business at grass roots level.

Well-known for his innovative research from employment to education indicators, Mike invented and maintains the Provincial Barometers and fixed investment indices which are widely-published. They give insight into economic conditions on a regional basis – the first and only such indices in South Africa.