Dieter von Fintel

Dieter von Fintel,  PhD (Stell), MComm (Stell)

Affiliations

Associate Professor in Economics, Stellenbosch

Research on Socioeconomic Policy (ReSEP), Stell

Laboratory for the Economics of Africa's Past (LEAP), Stell

Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn.

Contact

dieter2[at]sun.ac.za | +27 (21) 808-2242

CGW Schumann Building 619A, Bosman Street, Stellenbosch

 

Research

My research focusses on microeconometric applications in the fields of Development Economics, South African labour markets and Cliometrics (in the Dutch era of the Cape Colony).

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Publications
(with links to working paper versions)

Long-run spatial inequality in South Africa: early settlement patterns and separate development, Studies in Economics and Econometrics, Vol 42(2)

Migration and gender in South Africa: following bright lights and the fortunes of others, (with Eldridge Moses) Regional Science Policy and Practice, Vol. 9(4), 2017

The uneven link between economic growth and employment in South Africa, Studies in Economics and Econometrics, Vol. 41(3): 85-91, 2017

Institutional wage-setting, labour demand and labour supply: causal estimates from a South African pseudo-panel, Development Southern Africa, Vol. 34(1), 2017

Errors in recalling childhood socio-economic status: the role of anchoring and household formation in South Africa (with Dori Posel), Social Indicators Research, Vol 126(1), 2016

Slave prices and productivity at the Cape of Good Hope from 1700-1725: did all settler farmers profit from the trade? (with Sophia du Plessis and Ada Jansen), Cliometrica, Vol 9, 2015

The Unintended Consequences of Education Policies on South African Participation and Unemployment (with Rulof Burger and Servaas van der Berg), South African Journal of Economics, Vol 83(1), 2015

Hunger in the former apartheid homelands: determinants of converging food security 100 years after the 1913 Land Act (with [protected email address] ), Agrekon, Vol 53(4), 2014

Rising unemployment in a growing economy: A business cycle, generational and life cycle perspective of post-transition South Africa’s labour market (with Rulof Burger), Studies in Economics and Econometrics,Vol 38(1), 2014

Settler skills and colonial development: the Huguenot wine-makers in eighteenth-century Dutch South Africa. (with Johan Fourie) Economic History Review, Vol 67(4), 2014

The Wealth of Cape Colony Widows: Inheritance Laws and Investment Responses Following Male Death in the 17th and 18th Centuries (with Sophia du Plessis and Ada Jansen), Economic History of Developing Regions, Vol 28(1): 87-108, 2013

Towards understanding the impact of the international financial crisis on child poverty: Lessons from South Africa. In (eds.) Harper, C., Jones, N., Mendoze, R.U., Stewart, D. and Strand, E., Children in Crisis: Seeking Child-Sensitive Policy Responses. (with Margaret Chitiga, Bernard Decaluwé, Ramos Mabugu, Hélène Maisonnave, Véronique Robichaud, Debra Shepherd and Servaas van der Berg), 2012.

The Fruit of the Vine? An Augmented Endowments-Inequality Hypothesis and the Rise of an Elite in the Cape Colony (with Johan Fourie) in Amsdem, Di Caprio and Robinson (eds) The Role of Elites in Economics Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2012.

'n Ongelyke Oes: Die Franse Hugenote en die vroeë Kaapse wynbedryf. (met Johan Fourie) - Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe. Vol. 51(3): 332-353, 2011.

A History with Evidence: Income inequality in the Dutch Cape Colony (with Johan Fourie) - Economic History of Developing Regions, Vol. 26(1), 2011.

Residential Property Prices in a Sub-Market of South Africa: Separating Real Returns from Attribute Growth (with Michael Els) - South African Journal of Economics Vol 78(4): 418-436, 2010.

Dynamics of inequality in a newly settled pre-industrial society: the case of the Cape Colony (with Johan Fourie), Cliometrica Vol 4(3): 229-267, 2010.

The South African Labour Market in the Global Financial Crisis - recovering lost gains (with Rulof Burger) - Chapter for the Transformation Audit 2009, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.

Dealing With Earnings Bracket Responses In Household Surveys - How Sharp Are Midpoint Imputations? South African Journal of Economics Vol 71, 2007

Teaching

Econometrics (771, 871)

Development (871)

 

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BER Weekly

18 February 2019
There was a slew of data releases last week, both on the domestic and international front. Domestic releases focused on real economic data for December 2018, all but completing the picture for 2018Q4 GDP. In financial markets, the rand lost further ground last week on the back of a strong US dollar and the return of load shedding. On the international...

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BER Weekly

18 February 2019
There was a slew of data releases last week, both on the domestic and international front. Domestic releases focused on real economic data for December 2018, all but completing the picture for 2018Q4 GDP. In financial markets, the rand lost further ground last week on the back of a strong US dollar and the return of load shedding. On the international...

Read the full issue