Postgraduate Student Conference 2012

The Department of Economics is proud to host the annual Western Cape Economics Postgraduate Student Conference on the 18th of April 2012. During this conference, postgraduate students from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of Stellenbosch (US) are given an opportunity to present their latest research to a wider audience. As usual, the topics are bound to generate interest, ranging from economic history, to trade liberalisation and informal employment in South Africa.

Select the link to download the programme for the conference.

 

Titles of papers by author:

(Select the appropriate link to download abstract or full-text)

Reinhard Schiel: Money metric versus non money metric measures of well-being (Abstract | Full-text)

Hylton Hollander: Analysis of oil shocks in an oil importing country: The case of South Africa (Abstract | Full-text)

Jeanne Cilliers: A demographic history of European settlers in South Africa (Abstract | Full-text)

Diana Nyabongo: Trade liberalisation and its environmental impact in South Africa: An empirical analysis (Abstract | Full-text)

Shafeeqa Davids: Estimating the size of the informal sector in the South African economy (Abstract | Full-text)

Bointgotlo Gasealahwe: The double burdern of disease in South Africa (Abstract | Full-text)

Salma Kagee: Bitter chocolate: The market structure and tarrif escalation that prevents fair trade from being free (Abstract | Full-text)

Dineo Seabe: The socio-economic role of NGOs in South Africa (Abstract | Full-text)

Marshall Petersen: Informal employment in South Africa: A critical assessment of its definition and measurement (Abstract | Full-text)

Deon Botha: Hedge fund risk appetite: A Prospect theory perspective (Abstract | Full-text)

Alexandra Mhula: Science parks as mechanism to enhance the development of a knowledge-based economy in Mozambique (Abstract | Full-text)

 

Parking

People attending the conference are advised to make use of the Coetzenburg (DF Malan) parking lot and the available shuttle services in that parking lot into campus.

Directions from Cape Town: Take the N2 (direction Somerset West) After + - 20 km turn left onto R310 (Baden Powell, Stellenbosch off-ramp). Keep going until you reach a T-junction with route R306 Turn right and you will enter Stellenbosch via Adam Tas road.

Passing the railway station, carry on until you reach a robot intersection with Merriman Avenue. Turn right into Merriman Avenue and then right into Bosman Street, passing the Economics Dept / Schumann building on your left (no. 45 on the map).

To get to the Coetzenburg parking area, continue down Bosman until van Riebeeck Street, continue into Die Laan until you see the bridge across the Eersterivier. Cross the bridge and turn left, as indicated by the purple/pink trail on the map. The shuttle service bus stop is indicated by a red “X” on the map. (Note: From Cape town, you can also get to the parking area using Dorp Street.)

(Click on map to see route.)

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