Postgraduate Student Conference 2015

The Department of Economics is proud to host the annual Western Cape Economics Postgraduate Student Conference on the 15th of April 2015. 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. 

Download the Conference Programme and Map with parking suggestions, drop-off point for busses and venues indicated.

 

2015 Presenters and Papers:

Michael Ball (SU)

Assessing the dynamic impact of exchange rate innovation on South Africa’s non-resident portfolio investment (Abstract | Full-text)

Joshua Budlender (UCT)

Does UCT prescribe a living wage? Evaluating the University of Cape Town’s prescribed minimum wage for its outsourced workers (Abstract | Full-text)

Samantha Filby (UCT)

Conflict, greed and grievance in sub-Saharan Africa (Abstract | Full-text)

Tina Fransman (UWC)

English proficiency as a labour market determinant: South African black males (Abstract | Full-text)

Tom Keywood (SU)

Testing for persistent outperformance among South African unit trusts (Abstract | Full-text)

Bruce McDougall (UCT)

An empirical investigation into the process of early institutional development in ex-colonies (Abstract | Full-text)

Lewis McLean (SU)

Policy uncertainty in post-Apartheid South Africa (Abstract | Full-text)

Jason Powell (UWC)

Economics of intellectual property: The impact of greater patent protection has on development (1998-2011) (Abstract | Full-text)

Frances Rousseau (SU)

Perceptions of inequality in post-Apartheid South Africa (Abstract | Full-text)

Caitlan Russel (UCT)

Who pays alcohol taxes? An analysis of alcohol tax pass-through using South African data (Abstract | Full-text)

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