Stellenbosch well represented at ESSA2013 conference

Posted by Melt van Schoor on 2013-10-07

A large contingent from the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University recently attended the very succesful Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa held in Bloemfontein. A total of 35 papers (click on "Read More" below to see a list) were presented by delegates from the Department and their co-authors. In addition, Servaas van der Berg presented a keynote address entitled "Education, poverty and affluence - a South African perspective" (more detail on the address available here).

Most of the papers can be downloaded in pdf format and all abstracts can be viewed at the conference website.

 

  • Ronelle Burger, Carmen McAvarey, Servaas Van Der Berg, The Capability Threshold: Re-Examining the Definition of the Middle Class in an Unequal Developing Country
  • Nwabisa Makaluza, Double-edged sword: Segmentation within the South African informal sector
  • Le Roux Burrows, Anthonie Botha, Explaining the changing input-output multipliers in South African: 1980-2010
  • Charles Adams, Rochelle Gallant, Ada Jansen, Derek Yu, A multidimensional analysis of non-income poverty in South Africa in 1993-2011
  • Martin Abel, Rulof Burger, Patrizio Piraino, Productivity Signals in the Labour Market: Evidence from South Africa
  • Debra Shepherd, Distributive effects of curriculum coverage in South Africa: an unconditional quantile regression approach
  • Friedrich Kreuser, Do Family Bonds Bind? Testing the Unitary and Collective Models of Household Behaviour on South African Data
  • Sophia Du Plessis, Ada Jansen, Krige Siebrits, Money well spent? Assessing the effectiveness of expenditure on road accident prevention programmes in South Africa
  • Estian Calitz, Krige Siebrits, Ian Stuart, The accuracy of fiscal forecasts in South Africa
  • Maria Ngarachu, Neil Rankin, Gareth Roberts, Volker Schoer, Can an intervention aimed at improving economic inclusion make recipients less happy? Findings from a Randomized Control Trial of a targeted youth wage subsidy in South Africa.
  • Ada Jansen, Mariana Moses, Stanford Mujuta, Derek Yu, Multifaceted poverty: Absolute, relative and subjective poverty in South Africa
  • Malan Rietveld, An institutional analysis of sovereign wealth funds
  • Anja Smith, Ronelle Burger, Explaining the demand for medical scheme membership: implications for National Health Insurance (NHI)
  • Dawid Johannes Van Lill, The Decoupling Principle
  • Stan Du Plessis, Monique Reid, The exchange rate dimension of inflation targeting: target levels and currency volatility
  • Neil Rankin, Wage subsidies and youth employment in South Africa. Evidence from a randomised control trial
  • Janeli Viljoen, Does falling behind lead to being left behind? – Evidence form the National School Effectiveness Study (2007-2009)
  • Asmus Zoch, Life chances and class: Estimating inequality of opportunity in South Africa for various life stages
  • Marisa Coetzee, Measuring the effect of school choice on the performance of disadvantaged learners: The case of South Africa
  • Frederick Lutz, Using Google Trends to Nowcast Consumer Confidence in South Africa
  • Gideon Du Rand, Stan Du Plessis, An Agent Based Computational Model of Monetary Policy, Banking and Bank Regulation
  • Pierre De Villiers, Chris Van Wyk, A longitudinal cohort analysis of Higher Education in South Africa
  • Marisa Coetzee, Stephen Taylor, Estimating the impact of a switch in the language of learning and teaching in South African primary schools
  • Benjamin Willem Smit, Christelle Grobler, Catrijne Elizabeth Ijssel De Schepper, The macroeconomic effects of a sudden stop (slowdown) in South Africa's foreign capital inflows
  • Hendrik Van Broekhuizen, Higher Education and Graduate Labour Market Status in South Africa
  • Hylton Hollander, The influence of financial factors on credit spread variability in U.S. business cycles: a New-Keynesian perspective
  • Tasha Naughtin, Neil Rankin, Exporting, Importing and Productivity: An Investigation of the Dynamics of the Entry and Exit into the Export and Import Market
  • Cobus Burger, Using discrete choice dynamic programming to model job search and reservation wages in South Africa
  • Kholekile Malindi, Wage effects of labour market experience and job tenure for black South African male workers
  • Monique Reid, Stan Du Plessis, See no inflation, hear no inflation: how the media influences inflation expectations in South Africa
  • Asmus Zoch, Understanding the underlying dynamics of the reservation wage for South African youth
  • Stan Du Plessis, Reinterpreting a famous paper in monetary economics
  • Martin Gustafsson, Stephen Taylor, Treating schools to a new administration: The impact of South Africa’s 2005 provincial boundary changes on school performance
  • Estian Calitz, Krige Siebrits, Ian Stuart, Enhancing the credibility of fiscal forecasts in South Africa: Is a fiscal council the only way?
  • Rulof Burger, Estimating the South African schooling-productivity profile: A production function approach

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