Seminars

Monday 29 April 2019 12:00-13:00
Brian Arthur (Santa Fe Institute)
Topic: "Complexity Economics: A Different Framework for Economic Thought"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: arthur-2019.pdf (182 KB)
 
Monday 13 May 2019 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "A Structural Decomposition of the South African Business Cycle"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: hollander-and-van-lill-2018.pdf (2.1 MB), hollander-and-van-lill-2018---sl.pdf (1.2 MB)
 
Friday 07 June 2019 12:00-13:00
Anke Hoeffler (University of Konstanz)
Topic: "Estimating the Costs of Violence: Methodological Choices and Data Availability"
Venue: Van der Sterr building, Room 2058 (please use Entrance 3)
Download: hoeffler-2019.pptx (2.0 MB)
 
Friday 12 July 2019 14:00-15:00
Dr Nara Monkam (Director of Research at the African Tax Administration Forum)
Topic: "Maximising domestic resource mobilisation in Africa: The Untapped potential of property taxes"
Venue: Van der Sterr building, Room 2118 (please use Entrance 1 directly opposite the Schumann Building)
 
Monday 29 July 2019 12:00-13:00
Eric Green (Lund University)
Topic: "Factor endowments, institutions and social contracts: A revision of the political-economy of the Cape Colony"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 05 August 2019 12:00-13:00
Nico Katzke (Prescient Securities and Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The Concentration Conundrum: Fixing our local index concentration issues"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 12 August 2019 12:00-13:00
Prof Alexander Zimper (University of Pretoria)
Topic: "Belief aggregation for heterogeneous agents"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 19 August 2019 12:00-13:00
Rossouw van Jaarsveld (PhD student in Economics at the Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Don't trust the dummy: The effects of non-stationarity on dummy variable coefficients"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 26 August 2019 12:00-13:00
Greg Farrell (University of Witwatersrand)
Topic: "Financial stability and Growth-at-risk"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 02 September 2019 12:00-13:00
Rashaad Amra (Economic Analyst, Parliamentary Budget Office)
Topic: "When the Cycle Becomes the Trend: The Emerging Market Experience with Fiscal Policy during the Last Commodity Super Cycle"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
The paper can be downloaded here: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/355881547823983112/When-the-Cycle-Becomes-the-Trend-The-Emerging-Market-Experience-with-Fiscal-Policy-during-the-Last-Commodity-Super-Cycle
 
Monday 16 September 2019 12:00-13:00
Francisco J. Marco-gracia (postdoc in the Department of History, Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Missing boys: Explaining South Africa's unbalanced sex ratio, 1894-2011"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 23 September 2019 12:00-13:00
Nico Katzke (Prescient Securities and Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Much ado about dividends"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 

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16 September 2019
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BER Weekly

16 September 2019
Despite weak incoming SA data for 2019Q3, the rand exchange rate and JSE benefitted from a global investor rotation in favour of riskier asset classes (see the markets section) last week. This was aided by the European Central Bank (ECB) announcing a widely expected stimulus package (for more, click here) and the US slightly delaying the imposition...

Read the full issue