Seminars (Previous Years)

Monday 28 July 2008 12:00-13:00
Justine Burns (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Inequality Aversion and Group Identity in a Segmented Society"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building 207B
 
Monday 04 August 2008 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Measuring the attractiveness of rugby union competitions"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building 207B
 
Thursday 07 August 2008 12:00-13:00
Prof Andreas Freytag
Topic: "South Africa's Balance of Payments: a micro perspective"
Venue: CGW Schumann building, 7th floor, room 715
 
Friday 08 August 2008 12:00-13:00
Gavin Williams (Oxford)
Topic: "The economics of free and unfree labour, 1838-1988"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, 7th floor, room 715
 
Monday 11 August 2008 12:00-13:00
Stephen Taylor (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The impact of Socio-economic Status on educational performance in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building 207B
 
Monday 18 August 2008 12:00-13:00
George Kershoff (Buro for Economic Research), Christelle Grobler (Buro for Economic Research)
Topic: "The impact of the Jan / Feb 2008 power outages on selected business sectors - indications from a survey"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building 207B
 
Monday 25 August 2008 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), Dave Strugnell (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Survivorship bias - does it matter?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 01 September 2008 12:00-13:00
Rashaad Amra (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The Muqaddimah of Ibn Khaldun: The introduction to Economics?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building 207B
 
Friday 05 September 2008 13:00-14:00
Rudolf Gouws (Rand Merchant Bank)
Topic: "The Role of the Macroeconomist and the South African Economy"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, room 104 (Nedbank Hall)
 
Monday 15 September 2008 12:00-13:00
Prof Kenneth Good
Topic: "The limits of free speech in Botswana"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Seventh floor, Room 715
 
Monday 29 September 2008 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "What makes a 'good' tutor? An exploratory analysis of the factors influencing tutor behaviour in Economics"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 06 October 2008 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Higher Education Funding"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 13 October 2008 12:00-13:00
Fulbert Tchana Tchana (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "The empirics of banking regulation"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 20 October 2008 12:00-13:00
Hilary Joffe (Business Day)
Topic: "Power and powerlessness: the South African energy crisis"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Tuesday 03 February 2009 12.00-13.30
Samuel Bowles (Santa Fe Institute)
Topic: "The Nature of Wealth and the Dynamics of Inequality"
Venue: Library Auditorium
Economic Society of South Africa Event
 
Thursday 12 February 2009 12:00-13:30
Claudia Keser (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Topic: "Voluntary Versus Enforced Team Effort"
Venue: Schumann 207B
Economic Society of South Africa Event. Claudia Keser is professor of microeconomics at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. She is associate fellow of the Center for Interuniversity Research on The ANalysis of Organizations (CIRANO) in Montreal and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). From 2001 to 2007 she worked as a research staff member at IBM Corp. in the United States. Claudia got her doctoral degree in 1992 at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and her ‘Habilitation’ at the Technical University of Karlsruhe in 2000. Her research expertise is in experimental game theory spanning economics, business and policy.
Download: PDF version of paper (150 KB)
 
Monday 23 February 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Inflation Expectations and Risk Premia"
Venue: Schumann 207B
 
Monday 02 March 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Dealing with structural change: how flexible boundaries and architectural knowledge help an existing firm deal with evolving demand"
Venue: Schumann 207B
 
Monday 09 March 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Fiscal incidence & social outcomes: How much did the poor gain from the redistribution of public spending?"
Venue: Schumann 207B
 
Tuesday 10 March 2009 13:00-14:00
Analia Olgiati (Princeton University)
Topic: "Paying the Piper: The high cost of funerals in South Africa"
Venue: Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B), CGW Schumann Building
Economic Society of South Africa Event
Download: Slides (1.2 MB)
 
Thursday 12 March 2009 13:00–14:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The 2009 World Depression: A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity"
Venue: Schumann 207B
Economic Society of South Africa Event
 
Monday 16 March 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Ensuring the solvency of private banks: a critical review of the regulatory regimes in South Africa since 1970"
Venue: Schumann 207B
 
Thursday 19 March 2009 13:00-14:00
Alexander Zimper (University of Johannesburg)
Topic: "On attitude polarization under Bayesian learning with non-additive beliefs (ESSA Event)"
Venue: Schumann 207B
Alexander Zimper is Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg. He has previously held positions at the University of Cape Town and the University of Leicester, UK. Alexander's main research interests are in game theory, decision theory, and choice theory. Among other journals, he has published in Social Choice and Welfare, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, International Journal of Game Theory, Mathematical Social Sciences, Theory and Decision, as well as the Journal of Mathematical Economics. His recent work is forthcoming in the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. He has also acted as referee for several national and international journals, including Econometrica. Alexander holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Mannheim, Germany.
Download: Full Paper (237 KB)
 
Wednesday 25 March 2009 13:00-14:00
Eric Schaling (Pretoria/Tilberg)
Topic: "On Determinacy and Learnability in a New Keynesian Model with Unemployment (ESSA Event)"
Venue: Accounting and Statistics building, Room 1007 (next to the Neethling Hall)
Prof. Dr. E. Schaling (Veldhoven, The Netherlands) obtained his doctorate with the thesis ‘Institutions and Monetary Policy: Credibility, Flexibility and Central Bank Independence’ at the Faculty of Economic and Business Administration at Tilburg University, The Netherlands (recently Europe’s # 1 Faculty in terms of research output). He then joined the Monetary Analysis Division of the Bank of England. In 1998 he moved to South Africa and became Full Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg. He has been a consultant to the IMF, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, De Nederlandsche Bank, the Bank of Finland and the ECB. In South Africa he has been an adviser to National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank, SADC, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance, the DTI and the Presidency, to name a few. In 2007 he was appointed South African Reserve Bank Chair at the University of Pretoria.
Download: download-paper.pdf (700 KB)
 
Thursday 26 March 2009 13:00-14:00
Manoel Bittencourt (University of Cape Town/Gottingen University)
Topic: "Populism and Hyperinflation: Some Evidence from Latin America (ESSA Event)"
Venue: Schumann 207B
Manoel Bittencourt completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Warwick and Ph.D at the University of Bristol in the UK. He is a Visiting Lecturer at Gottingen University, and also Associate Researcher at the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (Bristol) and the Ibero-America Institute (Gottingen). His research interests are in political economy, with a focus on Latin America. He also studies the history of technology.
Download: bittencourt.pdf (106 KB)
 
Monday 30 March 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Inequality in a newly settled, pre-industrial society: The case of the Cape Colony"
Venue: Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B), CGW Schumann Building
 
Thursday 02 April 2009 13:00-14:00
Shakill Hassan (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Currency Crises and Monetary Policy in an Economy with Credit Constraints: the No Interest Parity Case (ESSA Event)"
Venue: Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B), CGW Schumann Building
Dr Shakill Hassan is Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics and convener of the Inter-Departmental Masters in Mathematical Finance (Economics, Mathematics and Statistical Sciences Departments), at the University of Cape Town. He lectures graduate courses in Asset Pricing, Financial Economics and International Finance, and conducts research across Macro- (International Finance) and Micro-Economics (Industrial Organization), as well as Finance (Financial Markets and Asset Pricing). His consulting experience includes private and public sector research and advising work. Shakill is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, the London School of Economics, and the University of Cambridge.
Download: shakillhassan.pdf (543 KB)
 
Thursday 16 April 2009 13:00-14:00
Johann Fedderke (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Was the Asian Financial Crisis a Transmission of Shocks Through Fundamental Links Between Countries, or a Case of Pure Contagion?: Comparing Evidence from Alternative Measures of Contagion (ESSA Event)"
Venue: Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B), CGW Schumann Building
Johannes Fedderke is Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town, and Director of Economic Research Southern Africa. His research interests center on the determinants of economic growth, with special interest in the role of institutions in long run economic development. His published work includes empirical and theoretical contributions, and has provided cross-country, panel and country specific time series evidence on the interaction of growth and institutions. Recent extensions of his work have examined the effectiveness of performance intensity of aid in dynamic theoretical models, and the impact of governance on growth employing dynamic heterogeneous panel estimation techniques. He obtained an MPhil and PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and has held tenured positions at the City University of London, and the University of the Witwatersrand. He has served as Visiting Professor at the RAND Graduate School, Oxford, and the University of the Witwatersrand.
Download: fedderke.pdf (255 KB)
 
Monday 20 April 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Alternative definitions of informal sector employment in South Africa"
Venue: Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B), CGW Schumann Building
 
Thursday 23 April 2009 13:00-14:00
Jim Levinsohn (University of Michigan)
Topic: "HIV Status and Labor Market Participation in South Africa (ESSA event)"
Venue: Schumann 207B
Jim Levinsohn is the J. Ira Harris Professor of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Literature. He recently served on the panel of international experts advising the Treasury of South Africa.
Download: levinsohn.pdf (227 KB)
 
Thursday 30 April 2009 13:00-14:00
Leonce Ndikumana (African Development Bank)
Topic: "The Crisis and African Economies: the role of the African Development Bank and lessons for Africa's growth model (ESSA Event)"
Venue: Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B), CGW Schumann Building
Léonce Ndikumana is Director of the Development Research Department at the African Development Bank. Formerly Associate Professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Chief of Macroeconomic Analysis at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Léonce Ndikumana has contributed to various areas of research and policy analysis with a focus on African countries. He is an active member of major research networks around the world including the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA) of which he is a former President, the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) where he serves as resource person, and others. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. His research investigates the role of financial systems for domestic investment, the issues of external debt and capital flight, macroeconomic frameworks for growth and employment, the politics and economics of conflict and civil wars in Africa, and fiscal policies in the context of post-conflict reconstruction.
Download: ndikumana.pdf (1.2 MB)
 
Thursday 07 May 2009 08:30-10:30
Waldo Krugel (Potchefstroom University)
Topic: "Landlocked or all at sea: Does location matter for South African manufacturers? (ESSA Event)"
Venue: Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B), CGW Schumann Building
 
Monday 11 May 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "A question of efficiency: decomposition of South African reading test scores using PIRLS 2006"
Venue: Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B), CGW Schumann Building
 
Thursday 14 May 2009 13:00-14:00
Mare Sarr (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Traditional Knowledge as Private Information (ESSA Event)"
Venue: Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B), CGW Schumann Building
Mare Sarr is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Cape Town. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University College London. His research focuses on resources and institutions, in particular the political dimension of the resource curse, and intellectual property rights in the life sciences industries.
Download: sarr.pdf (413 KB)
 
Monday 18 May 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Institutions and the sustainability of fiscal policy in South Africa, 1960-2008"
Venue: Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B), CGW Schumann Building
 
Friday 22 May 2009 12:00-13:00
Dr Michael Jordaan (First National Bank)
Topic: "How did SA banks escape the worst of the sub-prime crisis and the credit crunch?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 205
Download: biography-jordaan.doc (1.5 MB)
 
Thursday 02 July 2009 12:00-13:00
Marc Quintyn (IMF)
Topic: "Trends in, and determinants of, financial supervisory independence and accountability"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, 7th floor, Room 719
Link to the bio of Marc Quintyn: http://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/library/156006/pillars/quintyn.html
Download: quintyn-et-al.pdf (263 KB)
 
Monday 06 July 2009 12:00-13:00
Camelia Minoiu (IMF)
Topic: "Development aid and economic growth: a positive long-run relation"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, 7th floor, Room 719
Link to the bio of Camelia Minoiu: http://www.camelia-minoiu.com/cv.pdf
Download: minoiu-et-al.pdf (752 KB)
 
Wednesday 08 July 2009 12:00-13:00
Ales Bulir (IMF)
Topic: "The dynamic implications of foreign aid and its variability"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, 7th floor, Room 719
Link to the bio of Ales Bulir: http://www.ales-bulir.wbs.cz/CV.html
Download: bulir-et-al.pdf (741 KB)
 
Thursday 23 July 2009 12:00-13:00
Frikkie Booysen (University of the Free State)
Topic: "'Antiretroviral treatment: panacea or palliative for the woes of the South African labour market?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Short CV of presenter: Highest Academic Qualification: PhD (Economics) (Stell.) Prof Frikkie Booysen is attached to the Department of Economics and the Centre for Health Systems Research & Development. His fields of speciality are development economics and health economics, with a special focus on poverty and health. His current research focuses on the socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS on households, which is imperative in guiding policy-making and intervention strategies. The Centre has been running a panel survey in two sites in the Free State province to monitor the household impact of HIV/AIDS over a three- to five-year period, jointly funded by the foreign development agencies of Australia (AusAID), the UK (DFID) and the USA (USAID) and administered by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies through a subcontract agreement with Nathan Associates Inc, as well as by the National Research Foundation (NRF). To date, a total of almost 350 households have been interviewed in each of five waves of surveying. Prof Booysen also holds a grant from the Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) research network. This grant is for work on health, poverty and inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa, which Prof Booysen is doing in collaboration with researchers from the University of the Free State and Stellenbosch. The one core research objective is to apply the asset index methodology to pooled data from the Demographic and Health Surveys of a number of Sub-Saharan African countries to investigate trends in poverty and inequality. The second core research objective is to employ the resulting indicator of socio-economic status or welfare to investigate relationships between health and poverty at the country and individual level, with a particular focus on health service utilisation, the injury epidemic, and risky sexual behaviour and vulnerability to HIV infection. This research will play an important role in highlighting those development interventions and health policies that are likely to be important in achieving better health and wealth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prof Frikkie Booysen was born in Namibia and joined the University of the Free State in February 1999 from the SANDF's Military Academy in Saldanha. His PhD thesis focused on the measurement of economic development. It entails an overview of existing development indicators and presents new composite indices to measure progress with regard to human security and the RDP. Apart from his teaching responsibilities in the Department of Economics, he is also involved in the Masters in Development Studies programme of the Centre for Development Support, the MBA programme of the UFS Business School, and the MPhil in Economic Policy of the University of Stellenbosch
 
Monday 27 July 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Sensitivity analysis in CGE models"
Venue: Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B), CGW Schumann Building
 
Thursday 30 July 2009 12:00-13:00
Dr Charles Adjasi (University of Ghana's Business School)
Topic: "FDI and Economic Growth in Africa: The Role of Local Financial Markets"
Venue: Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B), CGW Schumann Building
Short bio of speaker: Charles K.D. Adjasi earned his PhD from the University of Stellenbosch in 2007. He has served in various capacities in international organizations; Visiting Scholar-IMF in 2007, Visiting Lecturer University of Stellenbosch Business School and resource person- World Bank’s Poverty Analysis training-Ghana in 2003. He is a member of the African Economic Research Consortium, and Associate Editor-African Finance Journal. He has consulted for various institutions, the World Bank, Global Trade Analysis Project; Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation, Government of Ghana, and the Trades Union Congress of Ghana amongst others. His research interests include financial markets, international trade, corporate governance and household welfare and poverty. He has published papers in reputable academic journals and is currently a Senior Lecturer, in Department of Finance, University of Ghana Business School.
Download: cv_adjasi.doc (68 KB)
 
Monday 17 August 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The at risk Economics 1st year genus - spotting, informing, curing"
Venue: CGW Schumann building, Room 207B
 
Thursday 20 August 2009 12:00-13:00
Indraneel Dasgupta (Durham University)
Topic: "Supply theory sans profit maximisation"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B)
 
Monday 24 August 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Tobacco smuggling: on the fiscal implications of a tax hike"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Thursday 03 September 2009 12:00-13:00
Dominick Salvatore (Fordham University in New York)
Topic: "Globalization, International Competitiveness and Growth"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Sadie Lecture Hall (Room 207B)
Prof. Dominick Salvatore is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Economics at Fordham University in New York. Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and past Chairman of its Economics Section. President of the North American Economic and Finance Association (NAEFA) and past President of the International Trade and Finance Association (ITFA), Consultant to United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Economic Policy Institute, and major International Corporations and Global Banks. Achievement Award, City University of New York; Honorary Professorship, Shanghai Finance University.
 
Thursday 17 September 2009 12:00-13:00
David Parsley (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee)
Topic: "Evaluating Exchange Rate Management – An Application to Korea"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Download: parsley--popper.pdf (305 KB)
 
Monday 21 September 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Social Networks and Job Matching in an Artificial Economy with Endogenous Network Formation"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Tuesday 22 September 2009 13:00-14:00
John Dunne (Bristol Business School, University of the West of England)
Topic: "Military Spending and Economic Growth"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Biographical Notes: J Paul Dunne is Professor of Economics, in the Department of Economics, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol. He was previously Research Professor in Economics at Middlesex University and has held posts at Birkbeck College, Warwick University, Department of Applied Economics and Magdalene College, University of Cambridge and the University of Leeds.
 
Monday 05 October 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The Role of the Exchange Rate in a South African New Keynesian DSGE model"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Download: kotze-et-al.pdf (465 KB)
 
Monday 12 October 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Household Responses to Adult Settler Mortality in the 18th Century Cape Colony"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Thursday 15 October 2009 12:00-13:00
Ilke van Zyl (NKC Independent Economists), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Evolutionary economics: Do the fittest necessarily survive?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 19 October 2009 12:00-13:00
Prof Mei Linhai (Jinan University, China)
Topic: "The Cyclic Economy of China and China's Sustainable Development"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Download: cv-prof-mei.pdf (18 KB)
 
Wednesday 21 October 2009 13:00-14:00
Prof Sunil Mani (Centre for Development Studies, India)
Topic: "High skilled migration from India, an analysis of its economic implications"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 204
Download: mani.pdf (355 KB), cv-mani.pdf (15 KB)
 
Friday 06 November 2009 12:00-13:00
Caroline van Rijckeghem (IMF)
Topic: "The evolution and determinants of the Turkish private saving rate: What lessons for policy?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 205
Caroline van Rijckeghem obtained her PhD from UC Berkeley and worked for some 10 years at the IMF. She has done empirical work on the link between civil service wages and corruption, and on financial market contagion—notably by documenting the role of the “common lender effect” in propagating crises across countries. She has lived in Turkey since 2001 and written a book on the Turkish financial crisis as well as several papers on the Turkish economy, including a recent piece on the Turkish saving rate.
Download: van-rijckeghem-and-ucer.pdf (904 KB)
 
Monday 09 November 2009 12:00-13:00
Caryl McNeilly (IMF)
Topic: "External Vulnerabilities: How do we tell which countries are at risk?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 205
Caryl McNeilly is a USA citizen who obtained her graduate degree from Princeton University. Her professional background include working in the International Division, Quantitative Studies Section (multi-country model) of the US Federal Reserve Board of Governors for 5 years, working at the Institute for International Finance for 5 years. Since 1993 she has been working at the IMF, first in the European Department, where she worked on programs for a number of Eastern European countries. She is currently working in the IMF Institute where she is in charge of the Distance Learning program. Her areas of particular interest are the challenges of transition countries and external debt issues.
 
Wednesday 11 November 2009 12:00-13:00
Prof Thorvaldur Gylfason (IMF)
Topic: "From Boom to Bust, Big Time: The Case of Iceland"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 205
Thorvaldur Gylfason is Professor of Economics at the University of Iceland, Editor of the European Economic Review, and Research Fellow at CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) in London as well as at CESifo (Center for Economic Studies) at the University of Munich and the Center for U.S.-Japan Business and Economic Studies at New York University. A Princeton Ph.D., he has worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C., taught at Princeton, and was long associated with the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University. He has published over 100 scholarly articles and fifteen books, including seven collections of essays in Icelandic as well as Understanding the Market Economy (with Isachsen and Hamilton, Oxford, 1992), which has appeared in 17 languages, and Principles of Economic Growth (Oxford, 1999). He has lectured extensively around the world. He writes a weekly column for Iceland's largest daily newspaper, Fréttablaðið. His current research is mostly in the field of economic reforms, institutions, and growth.
Download: gylfason.pptx (1016 KB)
 
Thursday 19 November 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Harvard University)
Topic: "Commercial Imperialism: Political Influence and Trade During the Cold War"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Please visit http://www.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/nunn for a bio and CV on the speaker
 
Thursday 26 November 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Göttingen University)
Topic: "Monetary Policy: An alternative theoretical foundation for the "Impossible Trinity""
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 30 November 2009 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "An analysis of various sources of crime data: Do they tell the same story?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Tuesday 19 January 2010 12:00-13:00
Michael Lipton (University of Sussex)
Topic: "Land reform in developing countries: property rights and property wrongs"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, room 715
Please send your RSVP (by Thursday morning, 14 January) to Carina Smit (carina@sun.ac.za)
Download: Michael Lipton (128 KB)
 
Monday 15 February 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Market definition using statistical learning techniques"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 22 February 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The impact of mega events on tourist arrivals"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 01 March 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Pure inflation in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Tuesday 02 March 2010 12:00-13:00
Jeremy Magruder (University of California, Berkely)
Topic: "High unemployment yet few small firms: the role of centralized bargaining in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
Download: magruder.pdf (314 KB)
 
Monday 08 March 2010 12:00-13:00
Prof Paul van Rensburg (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Size, P/E and Beta on the JSE"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Thursday 18 March 2010 12:00-13:00
Robert Z Lawrence (Kennedy School, Harvard), Lawrence Edwards (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Rising tide: Is growth in emerging economies good for the United States?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505 (please note the venue change)
RSVP to Carina Smit (carina@sun.ac.za) by 15 March 2010
Download: lawrence-and-edwards.pdf (179 KB)
 
Thursday 25 March 2010 12:00-13:00
Prof Jan Priewe (University of Applied Sciences, Berlin)
Topic: "Some Building Blocks for a Macroeconomic Theory of Development"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
 
Monday 29 March 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Is South Africa becoming more centralised fiscally?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Thursday 01 April 2010 12:00-13:00
Prof Colin Thirtle (Imperial College and Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "District level total factor productivity in agriculture: Western Cape Province, South Africa, 1952-2002"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
 
Monday 12 April 2010 12:00-13:00
Denis Wendt (University of Goettingen, Germany)
Topic: "Financial structure and inflation"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Thursday 15 April 2010 12:00-13:00
Graham Cookson (Imperial College, London)
Topic: "Space, the final frontier"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
 
Monday 19 April 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Transforming the SARB's words into "News""
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Tuesday 20 April 2010 09:00-10:00
Prof Rudolf Gouws (RMB)
Topic: "Die groot Rand debat / The great Rand debate"
Venue: Accounting and Statistics Building, Room 1002 (Neethling Hall)
 
Thursday 29 April 2010 12:00-13:00
Dr. Waldo Krugell (NWU)
Topic: "Small firms and access to finance: Evidence from the World Bank Enterprise survey"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
 
Monday 10 May 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Money, mission or need: How do Ugandan NGOs choose activities?"
Venue: Van der Sterr (Wisk) Building, Room 1057
 
Thursday 13 May 2010 12:00-13:00
Prof Lilliana Avendaño (Veracruzana University, Mexico)
Topic: "Main drivers of Chinese FDI in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 26 July 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), Cobus Venter (Bureau of Economic Research)
Topic: "The home team scores! A first assessment of the economic impact of World Cup 2010"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 02 August 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Large current account reversals and the exchange rate regime"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Thursday 12 August 2010 12:00-13:00
Hugo Pienaar (Bureau for Economic Research)
Topic: "Medium term forecast for the SA economy"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
 
Monday 16 August 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Advances in price time series tests for antitrust market definition"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Thursday 26 August 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Finding the benefits - an evaluation of the impact of the South African child support grant using propensity scores"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
 
Monday 30 August 2010 12:00-13:00
Leigh Gardner (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "From Gladstone to a New Deal in British Africa, 1918-39: A New Era in Colonial Governance?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Tuesday 31 August 2010 12:00-13:00
Tobias Lechtenfeld (University of Göttingen)
Topic: "What about the Women? Female Headship, Poverty and Vulnerability in Thailand and Vietnam"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: paper.pdf (482 KB)
 
Thursday 02 September 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Metropolitan Asset Managers)
Topic: "Guest lecture: A discussion on unemployment and inflation in South Africa"
Venue: Accounting and Statistics Building, Room 1002 (Neethlingsaal)
 
Tuesday 07 September 2010 12:00-13:00
Dr. Manoel Bittencourt (University of Pretoria)
Topic: "Financial Development and Economic Growth in Latin America: Schumpeter is Right!"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 13 September 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The Current World Depression: A Replay of the Great Balance Sheet Depression of the 1930's?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 20 September 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Another Take on Poverty: Behavioural Perspectives"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Thursday 23 September 2010 12:00-13:00
Martin Wittenberg (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Earnings Inequality in South Africa: Decomposing Changes Between 1995 and 2006"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 27 September 2010 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Inflation expectations of the rationally inattentive public"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 11 October 2010 12:00-13:00
Rudolf Gouws (Rand Merchant Bank/Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "A day in the life of an economist"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Thursday 14 October 2010 12:00-13:00
Dr. Mark J Ellyne (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Does Africa need the International Monetary Fund?"
Venue: Van der Sterr Building, Room 1010
Contact person: Ina Kruger (gmkruger@sun.ac.za)
 
Thursday 28 October 2010 17:30-19:00
Andreas Freytag (Professor in Economics, University of Jena), Cees Bruggemans (Chief Economist, FNB and Honorary Professor in Economics, Stellenbosch University), Alfredo Cuevas (Senior Resident Representative, IMF: South Africa), [protected email address] (Professor in Economics, Stellenbosch University (Moderator))
Topic: "Mini-symposium: Surviving the currency war"
Venue: Van der Sterr building, Room 1010
RSVP by 25 October 2010 to Ina Kruger (gmkruger@sun.ac.za)
 
Thursday 24 February 2011 12:00-13:00
Alex van Den Heever (University of the Witwatersrand)
Topic: "A critical evaluation of National Health Insurance proposals within the context of needed strategic health reforms"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, 7th floor, Room 717
Download: van-den-heever.pdf (2.7 MB)
 
Monday 28 February 2011 12:00-13:00
Prof. Philippe Burger (University of the Free State)
Topic: "The financial reaction function and the financial sustainability of South African households"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Download: burger.pdf (289 KB)
 
Monday 07 March 2011 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "How well do South African schools convert grade 8 achievement into matric outcomes?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Download: taylor-et-al.docx (945 KB)
 
Monday 14 March 2011 12:00-13:00
Prof John Knight (Oxford University)
Topic: "Does economic growth raise happiness in China?"
Venue: Accounting & Statistics Building, Room 1011
Download: knight-and-gunatilaka.doc (384 KB)
 
Monday 28 March 2011 12:00-13:00
Angela Muench (University of Jena)
Topic: "The spread of epidemic diseases: Public spending on health as political instrument?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Download: fielding-freytag-and-muench.pdf (236 KB)
 
Tuesday 29 March 2011 12:00-13:00
Joerg Koenig (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Topic: "Measuring European Integration"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
Download: Konig Slides (846 KB)
 
Friday 01 April 2011 12:00-13:00
Prof Rangan Gupta (University of Pretoria)
Topic: "Endogenous fluctuations in endogenous growth models"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 715
Download: gupta.pdf (72 KB)
 
Monday 04 April 2011 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Returns to school quality and confidence: understanding pre labour market discrimination in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
The paper is available for downloading from: http://www.ekon.sun.ac.za/wpapers/2011/wp122011/wp-12-2011.pdf
 
Thursday 07 April 2011 12:00-13:30
Prof Frederick Fourie (University of the Free State)
Topic: "Unemployment in South Africa: Do we know what we are talking about?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
Download: fourie.ppt (297 KB)
 
Monday 11 April 2011 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Bureau for Economic Research)
Topic: "The medium term prospects for the South African economy"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Thursday 14 April 2011 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Modeling the South African (Real) Exchange Rate: a meta-analysis and taxonomy of theoretical and empirical approaches"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
 
Monday 18 April 2011 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Filters and the SA business cycle: what are we measuring?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Friday 06 May 2011 13:00-14:00
[protected email address] (Econex and Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Recent developments in the economic principles of Competition Policy"
Venue: Van der Sterr building, Room 1010
 
Monday 09 May 2011 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Settler skills and colonial settlement"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Download: fourie-and-von-fintel.pdf (1.6 MB)
 
Monday 04 July 2011 11:30-12:30
Dr. Alina Carare (IMF)
Topic: "Spillover of Domestic Shocks: Will They Counteract the "Great Moderation"?"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
Download: carare-and-mody.pdf (497 KB), presentation.pptx (1.4 MB)
 
Thursday 21 July 2011 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Redefining market efficiency"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
 
Monday 25 July 2011 12:00-13:00
Prof Meshach Aziakpono (University of Stellenbosch Business School)
Topic: "Development Finance in Africa: The Opportunities and Challenges"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 01 August 2011 12:00-13:00
Prof Andrew Rose (University of California, Berkeley)
Topic: "Financial Protectionism"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Download: rose.pdf (173 KB), rose_non-technical-version.pdf (98 KB)
 
Thursday 11 August 2011 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Can Time Inconsistencies Reduce the Effect of HIV Treatment Programs? Theory and Evidence from South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
 
Monday 15 August 2011 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), Prof Sally Wallace (Georgia State University)
Topic: "The impact of tax incentives to stimulate investment in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 22 August 2011 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The shape of the South African schooling-earnings profile: an instrumental variable analysis"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Thursday 25 August 2011 12:00-13:00
Monique Nsanzabaganwa (Reserve Bank of Rwanda)
Topic: "Captured for Success: How Private Actors Can Become Active Implementers of Development Policy"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Download: nsanzabaganwa.docx (146 KB)
 
Monday 29 August 2011 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (University of Stellenbosch Business School)
Topic: "Challenges for the community of Economics educators"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 12 September 2011 12:00-13:00
Co-Pierre Georg (Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany)
Topic: "Systemic Interaction Risk"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Download: ahnert-and-georg.pdf (936 KB)
 
Monday 19 September 2011 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Factors influencing the comparability and reliability of poverty and inequality estimates across household surveys"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Monday 26 September 2011 18:00-19:30
Prof Jan Luiten van Zanden (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam and Honorary Professor in the Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "South African economic growth in the very long run in global perspective, 1700-present"
Venue: To be confirmed
Please send your RSVP to Ina Kruger (gmkruger@sun.ac.za) by Wednesday 21 September
 
Monday 03 October 2011 12:00-13:00
Andrew Kerr (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Determinants of Earnings Inequalities: Panel data evidence from South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Download: kerr.pdf (394 KB)
 
Monday 10 October 2011 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Human capital and the productivity of South African workers: an industry production function approach"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
Download: burger.pdf (412 KB)
 
Monday 17 October 2011 12:00-13:00
John Ataguba (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "The redistributive effect of health care finance in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 207B
 
Thursday 27 October 2011 12:00-13:00
Elena Gross (University of Göttingen)
Topic: "Water Access and Time savings: The case of rural Benin"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Room 505
 
Thursday 24 November 2011 12:00-13:00
Prof. Dr. Fritz Klauser (Universität Leipzig)
Topic: "Pricing the Priceless: What are Knowledge, Motivation, Attitude and Emotion Worth? The monetary value of intangible phenomena and outcomes - illustrated by adult education"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 13 February 2012 12:00-13:00
Prof Andreas Freytag (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)
Topic: "An offer you can't refuse: Murdering journalists as an enforcement mechanism of corrupt deals"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 204
Download: bjrnskov-and-freytag.pdf (482 KB)
 
Monday 20 February 2012 12:00-13:00
Kevin Kotze (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Measuring core inflation with wavelets"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
The venue can only accommodate 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your name to the list on the door of Room 507, 5th floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Monday 27 February 2012 12:00-13:00
Dr. Manoel Bittencourt (University of Pretoria)
Topic: "Yet Another Look at the Modernisation Hypothesis: Evidence from Latin America"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
The venue can only accommodate 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your name to the list on the door of Room 507, 5th floor, CGW Schumann Building.
Download: bittencourt.pdf (112 KB)
 
Monday 05 March 2012 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "What drives movements in the South African unemployment rate? An age-time-birth year decomposition of labour market outcomes"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
The venue can only accommodate 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your name to the list on the door of Room 507, 5th floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Monday 12 March 2012 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "What slave numeracy reveals about comparative development in the eighteenth century Indian Ocean regions"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
The venue can only accommodate 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your name to the list on the door of Room 507, 5th floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Monday 19 March 2012 12:00-13:00
Sean Muller (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "External validity and randomised trials: the example of class size and educational outcomes"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
The venue can only accommodate 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your name to the list on the door of Room 507, 5th floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Monday 26 March 2012 12:00-13:00
Dr. Lukasz Grzybowski (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Fixed-to-mobile substitution in the European Union"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
The venue can only accommodate 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your name to the list on the door of Room 507, 5th floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Thursday 29 March 2012 12:00-13:00
Malte Reimers (Göttingen University)
Topic: "Revisiting the role of education for agricultural productivity"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
The venue can only accommodate 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your name to the list on the door of Room 507, 5th floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Monday 16 April 2012 12:00-13:00
Prof Alain Kabundi (University of Johannesburg)
Topic: "Using large data sets to forecast sectoral employment"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that the venue can only accommodate 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your details to the list on the door of Room 507, fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building.
Download: kabundi-et-al.pdf (911 KB)
 
Monday 23 April 2012 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Access to quality: Combining SACMEQ and DHS in an attempt to simulaneously deal with educational quality and educational access"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that the venue can only accommodate 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your details to the list on the door of Room 507, fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Monday 30 April 2012 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Who benefits most? Results from a benefit incidence analysis of South African education"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that there are only 30 seats available in the venue. If you would like to attend, please write your details on the list on the door of Room 507, Fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building
 
Tuesday 08 May 2012 18:00-19:00
[protected email address] (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Topic: "The extent and reasons for capital flight from Africa: implications for economic policy"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 204
A cocktail function will be held after the public lecture. If you would like to attend the lecture and cocktail function, please send your RSVP to Ina Kruger (gmkruger@sun.ac.za) by Friday 4 May 2012
 
Thursday 10 May 2012 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Topic: "Africa's emerging "new partners", with special reference to China"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that there are only 30 seats available in the venue. If you would like to attend, please write your details on the list on the door of Room 507, Fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building
 
Monday 30 July 2012 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (University of the Western Cape)
Topic: "Revisiting poverty estimates and the youth employment subsidy"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that the venue can only accommodate 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your details to the list on the door of Room 507, fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Monday 06 August 2012 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Teaching undergraduate Economics - exploring the land of collaborative, problem based learning"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that the venue can only accommodate 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your details to the list on the door of Room 507, fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Monday 13 August 2012 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The non-transitive meaning of "savings" in economics"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that the venue can only accommodate 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your details to the list on the door of Room 507, fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Monday 20 August 2012 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Agent-based modeling, evolutionary dynamics and the rational actor paradigm in labour economics"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that only 30 people can be seated in the venue. If you would like to attend the seminar, please write your details on the list of Room 507, Fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Monday 27 August 2012 12:00-13:00
Tony Leiman (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Resource rents and resource management in Namibia's post-independence hake fishery"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that only 30 people can be seated in the venue. If you would like to attend the seminar, please write your details on the list on the door of Room 507, Fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Monday 03 September 2012 12:00-13:00
Daryl Dingley (University of Witwatersrand), Janine Dingley, [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The economics of public interest provisions in South African competition policy"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that only 30 people can be seated in the venue. If you would like to attend the seminar, please write your details on the list on the door of Room 507, Fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Monday 10 September 2012 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Graduate unemployment in South Africa: A much exaggerated problem"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that only 30 people can be seated in the venue. If you would like to attend the seminar, please write your details on the list on the door of Room 507, Fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Monday 17 September 2012 12:00-13:00
Prof Rangan Gupta (University of Pretoria)
Topic: "Social status, inflation, and endogenous growth in a cash-in-advance economy: A reconsideration"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that the venue can only seat 30 people. If you would like to attend the seminar, please write your details on the list on the door of Room 507, fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building
Download: gupta.pdf (191 KB)
 
Thursday 20 September 2012 18:00-20:00
Prof. Kuben Naidoo (Former Head of Secretariat of the National Planning Commission in the President's Office and Honorary Professor in Economics at Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Public lecture: Why inequality is bad for growth"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 204
Refreshments will be served after the lecture. Please send your RSVP to Ina Kruger (gmkruger@sun.ac.za) by Monday 17 September.
Download: is-inequality-good-for-growth.pptx (2.3 MB)
 
Tuesday 25 September 2012 13:00-14:00
Terrence Berry (Founder and Principal of ASISA Academy)
Topic: "Finance Seminar: Follow the Rand"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
Open to all Financial Economics students. Other attendees should inform Nico Katzke directly at nicokatzke@sun.ac.za
 
Thursday 27 September 2012 12:00-13:00
Prof. Alex Zimper (University of Pretoria)
Topic: "Basel III regulation: The internal ratings based capital requirement formula"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that the venue can only seat 30 people. If you would like to attend the seminar, please write your details on the list on the door of Room 507, fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building
 
Monday 01 October 2012 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Assets matter: A new and old view of monetary policy"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that the room can only seat 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your details to the list on the door of Room 507, fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Tuesday 02 October 2012 13:00-14:00
Christie Viljoen (Senior Economist at NKC)
Topic: "Finance Seminar: The African Iphone... and interesting anecdotes from Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
Open to all Financial Economics students. Other attendees should inform Nico Katzke directly at nicokatzke@sun.ac.za
 
Monday 08 October 2012 12:00-13:00
Ingrid Woolard (University of Cape Town and SALDRU), Jonathan Bertscher (University of Cape Town and SALDRU)
Topic: "Youth unemployment in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that the venue can only seat 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your details to the list on the door of Room 507, fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building.
 
Tuesday 09 October 2012 13:00-14:00
Monica Singer (STRATE CEO)
Topic: "Finance Seminar: The STRATE system"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
Open to all Financial Economics students. Other attendees should inform Nico Katzke directly at nicokatzke@sun.ac.za. For more information on this session contact Mike Lamont (mplamont@sun.ac.za)
 
Monday 15 October 2012 12:00-13:00
Paul Alagidede (Rhodes University)
Topic: "Stock market predictability"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
Please note that the venue can only seat 30 people. If you would like to attend the seminar, please add your details to the list on the door of Room 507, fifth floor, CGW Schumann Building.
Download: alagidede.pdf (432 KB)
 
Tuesday 23 October 2012 13:00-14:00
Henk Kotze (Derivatives trader at Green Oak Capital)
Topic: "Finance Seminar: Trading interest-rate Derivatives"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
Open to all Financial Economics students. Other attendees should inform Nico Katzke directly at nicokatzke@sun.ac.za
 
Wednesday 12 December 2012 12:00-13:00
Dr Yuya Kudo (Research Fellow, Microeconomic Analysis Studies Group, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Japan (co-authored with Yutaka Arimoto, Seiro Ito and Kazunari Tsukada))
Topic: "Social Relationship and HIV Testing in the Workplace: Evidence from South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Wednesday 12 December 2012 12:00-13:00
Dr. Seiro Ito (Director, Microeconomic Analysis Studies Group, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Japan (co-authored with Yutaka Arimoto, Narimi Hori, Yuya Kudo and Kazunari Tsuakda))
Topic: "Impacts of an HIV Counseling and Testing Initiative: Results from an Experimental Intervention in a Large Firm in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Fifth floor, Room 505
 
Monday 04 February 2013 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Dept Economics, Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Determining damages from a cartel: the case of South African bitumen prices"
Venue: Schumann 207B
 
Monday 11 February 2013 12:00-13:00
Greg Farrell (South African Reserve Bank)
Topic: "Exchange rate pass-through"
Venue: Schumann 207B
 
Monday 18 February 2013 12:00-13:00
Hylton Hollander (University of Stellenbosch)
Topic: "The Equity Price Channel in a New-Keynesian DSGE model with financial frictions and banking"
Venue: Schumann 505
 
Thursday 21 February 2013 12:00-13:00
Kevin Kotze ((University of Cape Town))
Topic: "The forecasting performance of nonlinear DSGE & Bayesian stochastic variable selection models"
Venue: Schumann Building, Room 505 (fifth floor)
Please note: The venue can only accommodate 30 people. If you would like to attend, please add your name to the list on the door of Room 507, fifth floor, CGW Schumann building
 
Monday 25 February 2013 12:00-13:00
Hugo Pienaar ((Bureau for Economic Research))
Topic: "Financial market optimism versus real economy weakness - the outlook for the global and SA"
Venue: Schumann Building, Room 207B (second floor)
 
Friday 01 March 2013 14:14-15:14
Daniel Rubenfeld (University of California)
Topic: "Airline network effects and consumer welfare"
Venue: Schumann Building, Room 104
 
Monday 04 March 2013 12:00-13:00
Juergen Meinecke ((Australian National University))
Topic: "The Labour Market return to Academic Fraud"
Venue: 207B, Schumann Building (second floor)
 
Monday 11 March 2013 12:00-13:00
Jeanne Cilliers (US)
Topic: "Early Cape Colony Marriage Perspective"
Venue: Schumann Building, Room 207B (second floor)
 
Monday 18 March 2013 12:00-13:00
Andreas Freytag (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)
Topic: "Institutions and Savings in Developing and Emerging Economies"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, second Floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 25 March 2013 12:00-13:00
Shireen de Visser (Western Cape Treasury)
Topic: "The Equitable Share Review and the impact of the 2011 Census"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, sescond floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 08 April 2013 12:00-13:00
Martine Mariotti (Australian National University)
Topic: "Father's employment and sons' stature: the long-run effects of a positive regional employment shock in South Africa's mining industry"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 15 April 2013 12:00-13:00
Marjorie Lecerf (Strasbourg Business School)
Topic: "The internationalization process of French and German SMEs - an empirical study"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 22 April 2013 12:00-13:00
[protected email address]
Topic: "The accuracy of fiscal projections in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 29 April 2013 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), [protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "The Rand beyond our borders: international trade in Rand cash and its implications for exchange control"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 06 May 2013 12:00-13:00
Henco van Schalkwyk (University of Pretoria)
Topic: "The rationality of retirement preservation decisions: a conceptual model"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 22 July 2013 13:00-14:00
Leigh Gardner (London School of Economics), Steve Broadberry (London School of Economics)
Topic: "Africa's growth prospects in a European mirror: a historical perspective"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 29 July 2013 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Distributive effects of curriculum coverage in South Africa: an unconditional quantile regression approach"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 05 August 2013 12:00-13:00
Tania Ajam (Financial and Fiscal Commission)
Topic: "Analysing aspects of the FFC's 2014/15 Division of Revenue Submission"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Tuesday 06 August 2013 13:00-14:00
Mathlodi Matsei
Topic: "Financial Economics Seminar: Evaluating the accuracy of domestic analysts' forecasts"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
For any questions email nicokatzke@sun.ac.za
 
Monday 12 August 2013 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University), Prof Lawrence Edwards (University of Cape Town)
Topic: "Trade and poverty: The consumer price impact of clothing quotas in South Africa"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Wednesday 14 August 2013 13:00-13:50
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Guest lecture: Graduate unemployment and graduate employability"
Venue: Accounting and Statistics building, Room 1002 (Neethling hall)
 
Monday 26 August 2013 12:00-13:00
[protected email address] (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: "Agent based model of banking regulation"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 02 September 2013 12:00-13:00
Liberty Mncube (Competition Commission)
Topic: "Overcharges at the mill: The South African flour cartel"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
Download: mncube-l.pdf (533 KB)
 
Monday 16 September 2013 12:00-13:00
Prof Andreas Freytag (Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena)
Topic: "Are We Measuring Press Freedom Correctly? The Role of English Proficiency and Spatial Aspects in Media Control"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 07 October 2013 12:00-13:00
Nelene Ehlers (South African Reserve Bank)
Topic: "The rationality of South African inflation expectations: Survey data analysis"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Monday 14 October 2013 12:00-13:00
Prof Ruthira Naraidoo (University of Pretoria)
Topic: "International business cycle, banking and aggregate risk"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
 
Thursday 17 October 2013 12:00-13:00
Remi Jedwab (George Washington University), Edward Kerby (LSE), Alexander Moradi (Sussex)
Topic: "Out of Africa: Colonial Railroads, White Settlement and Path Dependence in Kenya"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
Download: jedwab_kerby_moradi_oct2013.pdf (856 KB)
 
Monday 21 October 2013 12:00-13:00
Prof Marc Piazolo (Fachhochschule Kaiserslautern)
Topic: "European monetary policy from a German perspective - including an experiment on ECB's liquidity absorption"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207B
Download: piazolo_marc.pdf (718 KB)
 
Tuesday 22 October 2013 13:00- 4:00
Japie Lubbe (Investec)
Topic: "Financial Economics Seminar: Japie Lubbe, Investment consultant at Investec"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207
This is an informative session for students to get a feel of investment consulting in practice. For more information contact Nico Katzke at nicokatzke@sun.ac.za
 
Friday 25 October 2013 08:30-10:30
Retief du Toit (Fairtree Capital)
Topic: "Financial Economics Seminar: Hedge Fund management - trading on volatility"
Venue: CGW Schumann Building, Second floor, Room 207
This is an informative session for financial economics students on the inner-workings of hedge fund trading. All interested students are welcome. Contact Nico Katzke for more information at nicokatzke@sun.ac.za
 
Wednesday 06 November 2013 12:00-13:00
Jörg Decressin (Deputy Director in the IMF's Research Department)
Topic: "The IMF's October 2013 World Economic Outlook"
Venue: JS Gericke Library Auditorium, Stellenbosch University
RSVP by e-mail to Carina Smit (carina@sun.ac.za) by Friday 1 November

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Last week, retail and wholesale data was released for the domestic economy. The September growth figures completed the picture for the third quarter. In this regard, the growth in retail sales should support GDP growth in Q3, while a significant contraction in wholesale sales will have the opposite effect. Internationally, economic growth was reported...

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Last week, retail and wholesale data was released for the domestic economy. The September growth figures completed the picture for the third quarter. In this regard, the growth in retail sales should support GDP growth in Q3, while a significant contraction in wholesale sales will have the opposite effect. Internationally, economic growth was reported...

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