Morné joined the University of Cape Town's Development Policy Research Unit in 2002, becoming Senior Researcher later that year. He became Deputy Director in 2006. After graduating cum laude with a B Comm Honours in Economics in 1999, Morné spent a year at the University of Cambridge. He then graduated cum laude from the University of Stellenbosch with an M.Comm in Economics in 2002. Morné’s research interests include: labour markets, poverty and social inequality, inflation, wage inequality, economic demography, and microeconomics.