Stellenbosch Students at Western Cape postgraduate conference

Posted by Melt van Schoor on 2017-05-18

Postgraduate students at the Department of Economics participated in the annual postgraduate Economics conference held each year by one of the three universities in the Western Cape, with this year's conference being hosted by the University of the Western Cape. In the photo, Lewis McLean is presenting his work, entitled "Unequal households, unequal schools and the consequences for education outcomes: A theoretical and empirical analysis". Other presentations by Stellenbosch students were "Home language and socio-economic peer effects in South African primary schools" (Rebecca Selkirk), "Business, Investment, Consumption and Asset Price Cycles" (John Roelofse), "The impact of the Great Depression on colonial Africa" (Tim Ngalande) and "A policy review of petrol and diesel prices in South Africa: is the regulated position sensible?" (Rachel Theron).

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