Seminars

Friday 24 February 2017 12:00-13:00
Ian Stuart (Chief Director for Fiscal Policy at National Treasury)
Topic: "Budget 2017: A budget focused on ensuring inclusive growth and broad-based transformation"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Ground floor, Room 101
Download: stuart_ian_2017.pdf (1.3 MB)
 
Monday 27 February 2017 12:00-13:00
Rashad Cassim (Monetary Policy Committee, South African Reserve Bank)
Topic: "Monetary Policy in South Africa: The Unfinished Research Agenda?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: cassim_rashad_20170227.pptx (4.5 MB)
 
Thursday 02 March 2017 13:00-14:00
Tapera Muzata
Topic: "Uncertainty and Overcharge Estimation in a Multi-Product Cartel"
Venue: Schumann 505
RSVP by email to cornelbekker@sun.ac.za by Tuesday 1pm
 
Monday 06 March 2017 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Bureau for Economic Research)
Topic: "The short term outlook for the SA economy during increasingly uncertain times"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: lemboe_craig_6-march-2017.pdf (1.5 MB)
 
Friday 10 March 2017 13:00-14:00
Sam Rolland (National Treasury, South Africa)
Topic: "Analysing exchange rate pass through at a sectoral level: A price multiplier analysis"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Thursday 16 March 2017 13:00-14:00
Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa (National Bank of Rwanda)
Topic: "Monetary Policy in Rwanda: Achievements, Challenges and Way Forward"
Venue: Van der Sterr building, Room 2058
RSVP by 10 March 2017 to Ina Kruger (gmkruger@sun.ac.za)
 
Thursday 23 March 2017 13:00-14:00
Johannes Paha (Justus-Liebig-Universitaet)
Topic: "Partial Cross Ownership and Collusion"
Venue: Schumann 505
RSVP by email to cornelbekker@sun.ac.za by Wednesday 11am if interested
 
Monday 27 March 2017 12:00-13:00
Nicolaas Odendaal (Eighty20)
Topic: "Uncovering dynamics of global energy market dependence using copulas"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: copulas.pdf (956 KB)
 
Monday 03 April 2017 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Postdoctoral research fellow, Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "From Matric into, and through, university: University access and success for the 2008 National Matric cohort"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 24 April 2017 12:00-13:00
Prof Pierre Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Topic: "Asset price spillovers from unconventional monetary policy: A global empirical perspective"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: siklos-et-al-2017.pdf (1.1 MB)
 
Thursday 04 May 2017 13:00-14:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch PhD)
Topic: "The Competition Economics of ‘Big Data’: Threats and Opportunities for Anti-Cartel Policy"
Venue: Schumann 505
RSVP by email to cornelbekker@sun.ac.za if interested
 
Monday 08 May 2017 12:00-13:00
Michael Rose (AIFMRM, UCT), Suraj Shekhar (AIFMRM, UCT)
Topic: "Informal contacts in hiring: the economics job market"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 26 June 2017 12:00-13:00
Prof Mark Swilling (School of Public Leadership, USB)
Topic: "Betrayal of the promise: How South Africa is being stolen"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: swilling-et-al-2017.pdf (2.2 MB)
 
Thursday 27 July 2017 12:00-13:00
Prof Sally Wallace (Georgia State University)
Topic: "Exploring Attitudes Toward Taxes: An Experiment Involving Property Tax Aversion"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: delaney-sjoquist-and-wallace-201.pdf (810 KB)
 
Monday 31 July 2017 12:00-13:00
Tawanda Chingozha (PhD student in Economics at Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Using Remote Sensing Data to Estimate the Effects of Land Reform in Developing Countries: Evidence from Zimbabwe "
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 07 August 2017 12:00-13:00
Daniel Opolot (University of Cape Town / AIFMRM)
Topic: "Costly word-of-mouth learning in networks"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 21 August 2017 12:00-13:00
Hanjo Odendaal (Phd candidate (BER) and Data Scientist (Eighty20))
Topic: "Utilizing big data for identifying consumer trends"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 

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