Prof Willem Boshoff

    

Willem H. Boshoff, PhD (Stell), MSc (Oxon), MComm (Stell)

 

Associate Professor of Economics

 

T: +27 (0)21 808 2387 E: wimpie2@sun.ac.za

K501, CGW Schumann Building, Bosman Street

 

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 CV November 2016

 

PhD scholarship in IO / competition policy information  

PhD scholarship in IO / competition policy application form 

TEACHING | ONDERRIG 

Industrial Organisation (graduate-level) | Industriële Organisasie (nagraads)  

Introductory Industrial Organisation (undergraduate - Economics 388) | Inleidende Industriële Organisasie (voorgraads - Ekonomie 388)  

Intensive Masters Statistics Course | Intensiewe Magister Statistiekkursus  

Masters & Honours Econometrics (time series) | Magister & Honneurs Ekonometrie (tydreekse)

Macroeconomics 318 | Makro-ekonomie 318

 

WORK IN PROGRESS | HUIDIGE NAVORSING

1. Industrial Organization & Competition Policy  

Structural presumptions in merger decisions

Overcharges under successive collusive regimes

Older working papers

Market definition using statistical learning techniques and consumer characteristics: radio markets (2013). Working paper at ERSA

Limits and uses of price tests for market definition (2012). Stellenbosch Working Paper 

2. Business Cycles

Boshoff, W.H. and Du Plessis, S.A. 2015. Recovery phases in business cycles.

Boshoff, W.H. and MacLean, L. 2015. Assessing the business cycle information of band-pass filters: a study of South African short- and medium-term cycles. Older version: Working paper at ERSA

 

PUBLICATIONS | PUBLIKASIES

1. IO and Competition Policy 

Boshoff, W.H., Frübing, S. and Hüschelrath, K. forthcoming. Information exchange through non-binding advance price announcements: an antitrust analysis. European Journal of Law and Economics.

Boshoff, W.H. 2015. Illegal cartel overcharges in markets with a legal cartel history: bitumen prices in South Africa. South African Journal of Economics 83(2): 220-239.

Boshoff, W.H. 2014. Market definition as a problem of statistical inference. Journal of Competition Law and Economics 10(4): 861-882.

Boshoff, W.H. 2012. The strategic implications of black empowerment policy in South Africa: a case study of boundary choice and client preferences in a small services firm. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 15(2): 207-221 

Boshoff, W.H. 2012. Gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel demand in South Africa. Studies in Economics and Econometrics 36(1): 43-78. Paper 

Theron, N.M. and Boshoff, W.H. 2011. When do vertical restraints harm competition? The economics-based approach and its application in the BATSA case. South African Journal of Economics 79(3): 330-345. 

Boshoff, W.H. 2008. Cigarette demand in South Africa over 1996-2006: the role of price, income and health awareness. South African Journal of Economics 76(1): 118-131.

Boshoff, W.H. 2007. Stationarity tests in geographic market definition: an application to South African milk markets.  South African Journal of Economics 75(1): 1-14.

Theron, N.M. and Boshoff, W.H. 2006. Vertical integration in South African telecommunications: a competition analysis. South African Journal of Economics 74(3): 575-592.

2. Doctoral Thesis on Market Definition in Competition Policy 

Full thesis 

3. Business Cycles and Finance

Du Plessis, S.A., Freytag, A. and Boshoff, W.H. 2015. Deliberate recovery: policy, politics, and economic recovery from the International Financial Crisis. Taiwan Journal of Democracy 11(1): 17-36.

Boshoff, W.H. and Fourie, J. 2010. The significance of the Cape trade route to economic activity in the Cape Colony: a medium-term business cycle analysis. European Review of Economic History 14(3): 469-503.

Boshoff, W.H. and Fourie, J. 2008. Explaining the ship traffic fluctuations in the early Cape settlement: 1652-1793. South African Journal of Economic History 23(1&2): 1-27.

Boshoff, W.H. 2008. Rethinking ASGISA and the Rand exchange rate. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 11(1): 113-118. 

Boshoff, W.H. 2006. The transmission of foreign financial crises to South Africa: a firm-level study. Studies in Economics and Econometrics 30(2): 61-85. Accessible at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1576505

Boshoff, W.H. 2005. The properties of cycles in South African financial variables and their relation to the business cycle. South African Journal of Economics 73(4): 796-804.

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05 December 2016
On the domestic data front, the latest BER surveys point to subdued growth prospects for 2016Q4. Growth is already projected to slow markedly in 2016Q3 after a strong showing in Q2 and the latest surveys do not suggest that a significant acceleration is on the cards for the final quarter of 2016. In other domestic news, S&P Global kept its foreign currency...

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05 December 2016
On the domestic data front, the latest BER surveys point to subdued growth prospects for 2016Q4. Growth is already projected to slow markedly in 2016Q3 after a strong showing in Q2 and the latest surveys do not suggest that a significant acceleration is on the cards for the final quarter of 2016. In other domestic news, S&P Global kept its foreign currency...

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