Staff members complete PhDs

Posted by Johan Fourie on 2015-05-16

Three staff members, Dr Dieter von Fintel, Dr Krige Siebrits and Dr Marisa von Fintel, graduated with PhDs in Economics at Stellenbosch University’s two most recent graduation ceremonies. In the December 2014 ceremony, Dieter von Fintel received his PhD under supervision of Rulof Burger, with Servaas van der Berg as co-supervisor. The title of his thesis was 'Spatial heterogeneity, generational change and childhood socioeconomic status: microeconometric solutions to South African labour market questions'. Krige Siebrits received his PhD under the supervision of Estian Calitz. The title of his thesis was 'The influence of fiscal policy-making frameworks on fiscal outcomes: evidence from the European Union'. Marisa von Fintel received her PhD under the supervision of Servaas van der Berg, with Rulof Burger as co-supervisor. Her title was 'Social Mobility in post-apartheid South Africa'. More information about their PhDs and the other graduates from the department are available here.

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