About the Company


RAMP Economics is a specialist economics and business services consultancy based in South Africa. RAMP Economics provides services to both private and public sector clients across the African continent in a range of project types across all major economic sectors.

RAMP Economics is founded on the principle that we can achieved when one considers what you can offer society, than can be achieved when considering what others can do for you.

With that in mind, the core mission of RAMP Economics is to seek out opportunities to partner with individuals, communities, businesses, and governments across Africa to unlock development opportunities and uplift communities.

Our approach has lead to the development of numerous powerful partnerships with some of the leading experts in a range of economic sectors who share our values and wish to provide high quality services to clients across Africa.

Founder Profile

Grant Hancock is the founder and chief economist at RAMP Economics. With over seven years of experience in the field of development economics, Grant has established a reputation of producing precise and insightful research into a range of complex issues affecting economic and social development. With a passion for economic development, Grant has consistently demonstrated the ability to blend the innovative with the practical to ensure economic development projects, and private sector business initiatives are designed and implemented in a way which respond to regional dynamics and operational challenges.

With a unique blend of experience that ranges from working with clients in the private sector to working with branches of Government; Industrial economic development projects to rural upliftment projects; and spanning numerous economic sectors and project types; Grant brings unique insights, and a well-rounded approach into every project.

Grant held the post of Senior Development Economist at Urban-Econ Development Economists, a South African consultancy firm operating across Southern Africa, until 2019 before establishing RAMP Economics in May of 2019.

Grant has a BCom Honours degree in Economics from the Nelson Mandela University, and a BCom degree in Economics and Business Management from the Nelson Mandela University.