Seminars (Archive)

Monday 28 August 2017 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The decline in small firm employment in South Africa, and why it’s uncomfortable to talk about it"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: rankin-2017.pdf (911 KB)
 
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
 
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 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
 
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 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)
 
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
 
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 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)
 
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 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)
 
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
 
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)
 
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
 
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)
 
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 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)
 
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 20 February 2017 12:00-13:00
Mike Nyawo (PhD student, Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Within and Between Country Price Dispersion in Developing Countries. The Role of Borders, Geography and Exchange Rate Volatility"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Thursday 16 February 2017 13:00-14:00
[protected email address] (Econex)
Topic: "Fibre penetration: the effect of competing broadband networks"
Venue: Schumann 505
 
Monday 13 February 2017 12:00-13:00
Co-Pierre Georg (AIFMRM, UCT)
Topic: "The Real Effects of Financial Networks"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 06 February 2017 12:00-13:00
Prof Eddy van Doorslaer (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Topic: "Poor health reporting? Using vignettes to recover the health gradient by income"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Friday 03 February 2017 12:00-13:00
Prof John Muellbauer (Official fellow, Nuffield College)
Topic: "What's wrong with macro: why central bank models failed and how to repair them"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: muellbauer_3-feb-2017.pptx (364 KB)
 
Thursday 02 February 2017 13:00-14:00
Rossouw van Jaarsveld (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Analysing Cartel Episodes: a Markov Switching Application"
Venue: Schumann building 505
 
Monday 17 October 2016 12:00-13:00
Prof Tinne de Laet (KU Leuven University)
Topic: "Assessing students with multiple-choice exams: Analysis of scoring methods using economic and psychometric models"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: de-laet-et-al.pdf (809 KB)
 
Thursday 13 October 2016 13:00-14:00
Prof. Massimo Motta (ICREA-Univeristat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)
Topic: "Competition and its effects"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 03 October 2016 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "An unobservable components model of collusion overcharge"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 26 September 2016 12:00-13:00
Dawie van Lill (University of the Western Cape)
Topic: "Balance Sheet Policies and Financial Stability"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 19 September 2016 12:00-13:00
Chris Garbers (PhD student at Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Macroprudential policy and foreign currency exposure in a small open economy"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Thursday 15 September 2016 13:00-14:00
Dr Ajit Mishra (University of Bath)
Topic: "Guest lecture: The many Faces of Corruption: Optimal Deterrence Policies"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 12 September 2016 12:00-13:00
Dr Jonathan James (University of Bath)
Topic: "Changing Eating Habits: A Field Experiment with low income households"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Friday 02 September 2016 12:00-14:00
Prof Brian Kahn (Advisor to the SARB Governor)
Topic: "Inflation targeting in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Wednesday 31 August 2016 18:00-19:30
Prof Liberty Mncube (Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University and Chief Economist Competition Commission)
Topic: "Special lecture: Balancing Inclusive Economic Growth and Competition"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
RSVP by Friday 26 August 2016 to carina@sun.ac.za
 
Monday 29 August 2016 12:00-13:00
Tom Harris (SALDRU at the University of Cape Town)
Topic: "The Heterogeneous Impact of a Successful Tobacco Control Campaign: A Case Study of Mauritius "
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 22 August 2016 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Black living standards in South Africa before democracy"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 15 August 2016 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), Eddy van Doorslaer (University of Rotterdamn)
Topic: "The curious incident of a positive health shock: measuring the impact of ARV rollout on health improvements in South Africa, 2006 – 2012"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 08 August 2016 12:00-13:00
Josiah Rudolph (MacQuarie)
Topic: "Designing Factor Based Investment Solutions"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 01 August 2016 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Bureau for Economic Research)
Topic: "Recent developments in the Global and SA economy and outlook until 2017"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 25 July 2016 12:00-13:00
Prof Lukasz Grzybowski (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Unbundling the Incumbent and Entry into Fiber Broadband: Evidence from France"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Friday 22 July 2016 13:00-14:00
Axel Schimmelpfennig (IMF: Senior Resident Representative in South Africa)
Topic: "South Africa in 2016: bridging the economic divide"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 208
 
Monday 18 July 2016 12:00-13:00
Prof Ruthira Naraidoo (University of Pretoria)
Topic: "An account of Credit Spread during Financial Crisis"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Wednesday 06 July 2016 12:00-13:00
Dr Sebastian James (World Bank)
Topic: "The effectiveness of South Africa's tax incentives – a firm level analysis"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
RSVP by 30 June 2016 to Ada Jansen (ada@sun.ac.za)
 
Thursday 19 May 2016 13:00-14:00
Dr Ailan Liu (Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China)
Topic: "US and China aid to Africa: impact on the donor-recipient trade connections"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 16 May 2016 12:00-13:00
Carli Bezuidenhout (NWU)
Topic: "The South African manufacturing exporter story (Some of this work will be drawn from the UNU-WIDER working paper: https://www.wider.unu.edu/publication/south-african-manufacturing-exporter-story)"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Note: Prior to her presentation Tasha Naughtin (SU) will be presenting a short background on “The construction of the SARS-National Treasury administrative dataset and its usefulness for research”.
 
Friday 06 May 2016 12:55-13:50
Prof Rudolf Gouws (Honorary professor in the Economics department at Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Special lecture: 'n Raamwerk om oor ekonomiese vooruitsigte te dink / A framework for thinking about economic prospects"
Venue: Van der Sterr building, Room 1031
 
Monday 25 April 2016 12:00-13:00
Christie Swanepoel (PhD student at Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Are the wealthy more central? Social network analysis of the Cape Colony"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 18 April 2016 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Bureau for Economic Research)
Topic: "The outlook for the SA economy amid global and domestic uncertainty"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Wednesday 13 April 2016 18:00-19:00
Prof Johan van Zyl (Professor Extraordinary in the Agricultural Economics and Economics departments at Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Special lecture: Africa 2030 - Realising the possibilities offered by the last frontier of growth"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Ground floor, Room 107
RSVP to Ina Kruger (gmkruger@sun.ac.za; 021-808-2247) before 8 April 2016
 
Monday 11 April 2016 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "An analysis of learner performance using the Western Cape CEMIS data"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 04 April 2016 12:00-13:00
Derek Yu (University of the Western Cape)
Topic: "Evaluating the performance of the South African economics departments, 2005-2014"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 14 March 2016 12:00-13:00
Michael Rose (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "The Importance of Informal Intellectual Collaboration with Central Colleagues"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 07 March 2016 12:00-13:00
Franz Ruch (South African Reserve Bank and PhD student at Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Decomposing inflation using micro-price level data: South Africa’s pricing dynamics"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Thursday 03 March 2016 13:00-14:00
Ian Stuart (Chief Director: Fiscal Policy, Budget Office, National Treasury)
Topic: "An analysis of the 2016 South African Budget"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 204
 
Monday 29 February 2016 12:00-13:00
Andreas Freytag (Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena)
Topic: "Debt Relief and Good Governance: New Evidence"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 22 February 2016 12:00-13:00
Christie Swanepoel (PhD student at Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Do secure property rights cause debt? Evidence from colonial South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 15 February 2016 12:00-13:00
Chris Garbers (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Credit market heterogeneity, financial shocks, and the real business cycle"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Thursday 11 February 2016 13:00-14:00
Catriona Purfield (World Bank)
Topic: "South Africa Economic Update: Promoting Faster Growth and Poverty Alleviation Through Competition"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Seventh floor, Room 715
 
Friday 22 January 2016 12:00-13:00
Prof Sally Wallace (Georgia State University)
Topic: "Culture, Compliance, and Confidentiality: A Study of Taxpayer Behavior in the United States and Italy"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: wallace-et-al.pdf (608 KB)
 
Monday 02 November 2015 12:00-13:00
Erwin Ooghe (Faculty of Economics and Business, KU Leuven)
Topic: "Wage policies, employment, and redistributive efficiency"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: ooghe.pdf (242 KB)
 
Monday 19 October 2015 12:00-13:00
Dr Ramos Mabugu (Director at the Financial and Fiscal Commission, and Research Fellow at Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Scaling-Up for Development Impact: The Economy-wide Effect of South Africa's Child Grant "
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: mabugu-et-al.pdf (388 KB)
 
Monday 12 October 2015 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Imperfect outcomes in the Ultimatum Game - Results from an agent-based simulation model"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 05 October 2015 12:00-13:00
Dr Yogan Pillay (National Department of Health South Africa)
Topic: "Public health delivery and outcomes in perspective: considering progress with TB, HIV, child and maternal health"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 28 September 2015 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), Hanjo Odendaal (eighty20 data analytics), Albertus van Niekerk (Econex), Wimpie van Lill (Econex)
Topic: "The information content of Options pricing Implied Volatility: evidence from South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 21 September 2015 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Bureau for Economic Research, Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "SA economic performance and outlook (2015 – 2016)"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 07 September 2015 12:00-13:00
Julian Kolm (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Topic: "Regulating CEO Compensation and Active Boards"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: kolm-et-al.pdf (541 KB)
 
Monday 31 August 2015 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Contagion under optimal interbank contracts"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 24 August 2015 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Sub-national fortunes in South Africa: historical reversals and post-apartheid persistence"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 17 August 2015 12:00-13:00
Prof Corné van Walbeek (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Influencing tobacco control policy by means of research"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: van-walbeek-2015.pptx (3.4 MB)
 
Monday 03 August 2015 12:00-13:00
Mamello Nchake (UCT), Lawrence Edwards (UCT), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Closer monetary union and product market integration: Evidence from Botswana"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 27 July 2015 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "“Impending ruin” or “remarkable wealth”? The role of private credit markets in a settler colony"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: swanepoel.pdf (522 KB)
 
Monday 18 May 2015 12:00-13:00
Leigh Gardner (LSE)
Topic: "Colonialism or Supersanctions: Managing Sovereign Risk in Sierra Leone and Liberia, 1871-1914"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 11 May 2015 12:00-13:00
Prof Philippe Burger (University of the Free State)
Topic: "The road back to a sustainable fiscal policy in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Thursday 07 May 2015 13:00-14:00
Dr Seán Muller (Parliamentary Budget Office)
Topic: "Oversight of public finances: the role of the Parliamentary Budget Office"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Wednesday 06 May 2015 12:00-14:00
I M F
Topic: "The IMF's April 2015 World Economic Outlook. "Uneven Growth: Short- and Long-Term Factors""
Venue: JS Gericke Library Auditorium
Download: private-investment---whats-the-h.pdf (4.0 MB), where-are-we-headed---perspectiv.pdf (3.7 MB), world-economic-outlook---uneven-.pdf (1.9 MB)
 
Monday 20 April 2015 12:00-13:00
Malte Ehrich (Georg-August Universität Göttingen)
Topic: "The ability of organisations to adopt foreign trade standards"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: ehrich-and-hess_prelim-paper.pdf (518 KB)
 
Monday 13 April 2015 12:00-13:00
Hylton Hollander (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The effectiveness of countercyclical capital requirements and contingent convertible capital: a dual approach to macroeconomic stability"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 16 March 2015 12:00-13:00
Prof Ciaran Driver (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Topic: "Do precious metal prices help in forecasting South African inflation?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: driver-et-al.pdf (644 KB)
 
Thursday 12 March 2015 12:00-13:00
Prof Luke Froeb (Vanderbilt University)
Topic: "A Theory of Competitive Framing"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Abstract: In adversarial settings, we observe seemingly inconsistent claims about factual or scientific evidence. To explain the existence and effects of such claims, we build a model that turns scientific inquiry upside down. Instead of objective truth seekers who formulate and test hypotheses, we consider self-interested parties who strategically choose hypotheses to influence a decision make after the evidence has already been produced. We show that equilibrium decisions are biased away from the best explanation, and the bias favours the party making the more extreme claim.
 
Monday 09 March 2015 12:00-13:00
Prof Andreas Freytag (Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena)
Topic: "Sectoral Linkages of Financial Services as Channels of Economic Development – an Input-Output Analysis of the Nigerian and Kenyan Economies"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 02 March 2015 12:00-13:00
Michael Sachs (Deputy Director-General: National Treasury)
Topic: "An analysis of the 2015 South African Budget"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 23 February 2015 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Bureau for Economic Research)
Topic: "SA economic prospects: Oil a major windfall, but Eskom woes set to depress growth "
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 16 February 2015 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Recoveries in the South African business cycle"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 09 February 2015 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Are we over-estimating the upward mobility of poor South Africans? Estimating income mobility from panel data when income is measured with error"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 02 February 2015 12:00-13:00
Martin Abel (Harvard University)
Topic: "Long-run effects of forced coexistence under Apartheid on social capital"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: abel.pdf (2.0 MB)
 
Monday 26 January 2015 12:00-13:00
Maria Santana-gallego (Universitat de les Illes Balears)
Topic: "Exchange rate regimes, international trade and crisis episodes"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 10 November 2014 12:00-13:00
Jan Luiten van Zanden (Utrecht University)
Topic: "How Was Life? Global Well-Being since 1820"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 03 November 2014 12:00-13:00
Dr Asha Sundaram (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Estimating the impact of export deterrents: An analysis of US high-technology export controls"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 20 October 2014 12:00-13:00
[protected email address]
Topic: "The global and SA economy: Trends and outlook (2014-2016)"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 13 October 2014 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (University of the Free State)
Topic: "Fiscal policy in a recently democratised South Africa: Three phases, two decades"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 06 October 2014 12:00-13:00
Prof Stephan Klasen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Topic: "Aid, Trade and Growth"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 29 September 2014 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Intergenerational occupational mobility: A micro-level case study of 19th century Settler South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 22 September 2014 12:00-13:00
Prof Andrea Saayman (North-West University)
Topic: "Tourism demand modelling: Can the Rotterdam Model outperform the Almost Ideal Demand System?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 15 September 2014 12:00-13:00
Prof Stefan Voigt (Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg)
Topic: "Constitutional emergency procedures"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 01 September 2014 12:00-13:00
Prof Riel Franzsen (Research Chair in Tax Policy and Governance and Director: African Tax Institute - University of Pretoria)
Topic: "Recurrent Property Taxes in Africa: Policy Issues and Administrative Challenges"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
Download: franszen-2014.ppt (1.8 MB)
 
Monday 25 August 2014 12:00-13:00
Pierre Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Topic: "Central Bank Credibility and Reputation: A Historical and Quantitative Exploration"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
Download: bordo-and-siklos-2014.pdf (876 KB), bordo-and-siklos-2014_slides.pdf (388 KB)
 
Monday 18 August 2014 12:00-13:00
David Garber (ERSA)
Topic: "Property Rates - A Potential Role in the Generation of Public Revenue and Economic Growth"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
Download: garber.pdf (681 KB)
 
Monday 11 August 2014 12:00-13:00
Prof Eric Schaling (Witwatersrand Business School)
Topic: "Monetary policy and heterogeneous inflation expectations in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Tuesday 05 August 2014 13:00
Hanjo Odendaal (Stellenbosch University), Nico Katzke (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Financial Economics Seminar: Time-Varying Beta Estimates"
Venue: Schumann 207B
For information on the seminar series, contact Nico Katzke at nicokatzke@sun.ac.za
 
Monday 04 August 2014 12:00-13:00
Ed Kerby (London School of Economics)
Topic: "Incentives, Location Fundamentals and Ethnicity: Evidence of homeland agglomeration from Taiwanese firms during late apartheid"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 28 July 2014 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Subjective well-being and reference groups in post-apartheid South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 19 May 2014 12:00-13:00
Alfonso Herranz-loncán (University of Barcelona))
Topic: "Big Push or Big Grab? Railways, Government Activism and Export Growth in Latin America, 1865-1913"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 12 May 2014 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Bureau for Economic Research Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "South African economic prospects: subdued economic outlook but with a better balance"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 14 April 2014 12:00-13:00
Charl Jooste (National Treasury South Africa)
Topic: "The macroeconomic effects of fiscal shocks under foresight"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 07 April 2014 18:00-19:00
[protected email address] (Deputy director general at the National Treasury and Honorary Professor in the Economics department, Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Implementing the National Development Plan: Issues in Public Finance"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
Refreshments will be served after the seminar. RSVP by e-mail to Ina Kruger (gmkruger@sun.ac.za) before 2 April 2014
 
Thursday 27 March 2014 18:00-19:00
Michael Jordaan (Former CEO, First National Bank and Honourary Professor in the Economics department, Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Public lecture: The costless (free) economy (such as Google and Facebook) and implications for measurement of GDP, inflation, etc. if goods cost nothing"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 208
RSVP by e-mail to Ina Kruger (gmkruger@sun.ac.za) before 20 March 2014
Download: jordaan_michael_slides.pptx (13.1 MB)
 
Monday 24 March 2014 12:00-13:00
Andreas Freytag (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)
Topic: "The potential of ACP countries to participate in Global and Regional Value Chains: A Mapping of Issues and Challenges"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
Download: draper-freytag-and-fricke-2014.pdf (2.0 MB)
 
Monday 17 March 2014 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "How binding are family bonds? Estimating models of intra-household bargaining for South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 10 March 2014 12:00-13:00
[protected email address]
Topic: "Recovery phases in the South African business cycle"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 03 March 2014 12:00-13:00
Ian Stuart (National Treasury South Africa)
Topic: "An analysis of the South African Budgeet 2014/15 and research possibilities in Public Finance"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 24 February 2014 12:00-13:00
Dale Mudenda (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Intra-national price dispersion: The role of geography, internal borders and tradability: Evidence from Zambia"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 17 February 2014 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (University of the Western Cape)
Topic: "Two short papers will be presented: Multifaceted poverty in South Africa and Trade unions in an emerging economy – the case of South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 10 February 2014 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Space or race? The reach and rigidity of local labour markets in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 03 February 2014 12:00-13:00
Nonso Obikili (Economic Research Southern Africa)
Topic: "An examination of subnational growth in Nigeria: 1999-2012"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B

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BER Weekly

22 September 2017
In the domestic section we unpack the latest decision by Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). Against expectations for a cut, the MPC decided to keep the policy interest rate unchanged. Additionally, we look at the latest consumer inflation numbers from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), which shows that August...

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BER Weekly

22 September 2017
In the domestic section we unpack the latest decision by Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). Against expectations for a cut, the MPC decided to keep the policy interest rate unchanged. Additionally, we look at the latest consumer inflation numbers from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), which shows that August...

Read the full issue