Prof Willem Boshoff

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

 

Associate Professor of Economics

 

Director of Econex 

 

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

K501, CGW Schumann Building, Bosman Street

 

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 CV December 2016

 

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)

 

WORK IN PROGRESS | HUIDIGE NAVORSING

1. Industrial Organization & Competition Policy  

Structural presumptions in merger decisions

Non-binding advance price announcements - with Kai Hüschelrath (ZEW/Mannheim) and Stefan Frübing (ZEW)

Cartel detection and frequency-based tests - with Luke Froeb (Vanderbilt)

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. 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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BER Weekly

8 February 2016
Last week saw further evidence of the weakness in the domestic economy as data showed that new vehicle sales contracted sharply in January. In response to worsening domestic conditions, the World Bank joined other institutions in downgrading its growth outlook for South Africa. More detail in the domestic section. In international news, softer than...

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BER Weekly

8 February 2016
Last week saw further evidence of the weakness in the domestic economy as data showed that new vehicle sales contracted sharply in January. In response to worsening domestic conditions, the World Bank joined other institutions in downgrading its growth outlook for South Africa. More detail in the domestic section. In international news, softer than...

Read the full issue