Stellenbosch student wins Economic Society of SA (ESSA) prize for best honour's degree research project

Posted by Melt van Schoor on 2015-09-18

We congratulate Lewis McLean on winning the ESSA 2015 Founders' Medal for the best honour's degree research project submitted at South African universities.

Lewis McLean's project was entitled "Measuring policy uncertaincy: A News-Based Policy uncertaincy index for post-apartheid South Africa". The study expands on the policy uncertainty
literature with the construction of a Stanford-Group-inspired SA policy uncertainty (SAPU) index, built to suit SA’s unique post-
Apartheid socio-economic-political context. The adjudicator commended Lewis's work for its originality, relevance, insightfulness and his careful motivation of design choices in constructing the index.

His supervisor for the project was Monique Reid.

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