Academic Staff

Willem Boshoff
Associate Professor
Research interests:
I specialize in competition policy and time series econometrics.
Courses lectured:
Economics 871: Econometrics, Intensive Course in Statistics for Graduate Students, Industrial Organisation
Ronelle Burger
Professor
Research interests:
Africa, Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs, Public Health and health policies, Analysis of Education, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Social Norms and Social Capital; Social Networks
Rulof Burger
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Micro-econometrics, Labour Economics, Microeconomics, Development Economics
Courses lectured:
Microeconomics (Honours & Masters); Advanced Econometrics (Graduate); Labour Economics (Graduate & third-year);
Le Roux Burrows
Lecturer
Research interests:
Modelling: CGE and Econometric, Trade Analysis, Tourism Satellite Accounting
Courses lectured:
Economics 318: Quantitative Economics; Economics 388: Econometrics; Economics 318 and 348: Computer tutorials; Graduate computer tutorials
Estian Calitz
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Public Economics, Economic policy
Courses lectured:
Macroeconomics 871
Pierre de Villiers
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Mathematical methods and Programming, Microeconomics - Welfare Economics, State and Local Governments, Education Finance
Courses lectured:
Economics 214 (Microeconomics), Economics 388 (Management Economics), Mathematical Economics 771, Economics of Education 771 & 871
Sophia du Plessis
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Institutional Economics, Economic growth and development in Sub-Saharan Africa, African Economic history
Courses lectured:
Economics 244 (International Trade), Economics 381 (Institutional Economics), Institutional Economics 771
Stan du Plessis
Professor and Chief Operating Officer
Research interests:
Sociology of Economics (citation analyses; departmental rankings; etc.), Econometric and Statistical Methods: General, Econometric Methods: Single/Multiple/Simultaneous Equation Models, Model Construction and Estimation; Model Evaluation and Testing, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: General (includes measurement and data), Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Central Banks and Their Policies (organization, case studies), Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government , Law and Economics: General and Constitutional Law, Economic History: General
Gideon du Rand
Lecturer
Research interests:
Political Economics: optimal voting mechanisms, optimal level of centralization | Monetary and Macroecononomics: exchange rate modelling, rational expectations, imperfect informations, incomplete asset markets | Econometrics: cointegration, selection models, Bayesian methods | Economic Theory: numerical solution methods
Courses lectured:
Mathematical Economics 771, Advanced Econometrics 872, Microeconomics 771 & 871, Macroeconomics 771
Hassan Essop
Lecturer
Research interests:
Local Economic Development, Informal Labour Markets, Public Economics, General.
Courses lectured:
Macroeconomics 144, Economics 214 (Macro), Economics 244 (Monetary Policy), Economics 381 (Public Economics)
Olivia Ezeobi
Lecturer
Research interests:
Economics of Education. Economics Education. Public Finance for Higher Education. Childhood malnutrition.
Courses lectured:
Economics 244 - International Finance, Economics 288 (Economics for Humanities Students)
Johan Fourie
Associate Professor
Research interests:
South African economic history, International Trade, Infrastructure, the Economics of Sport
Courses lectured:
Economics 281 (Economic History), Economics 214 (Macroeconomics), Economic History 771 (Honours)
Martin Gustafsson
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Economics of education (including teacher pay), development economics, cross-country comparisons in education, education policy design, research-policymaking linkages, applied econometrics, multi-year modelling of financial and non-financial values in education planning.
Courses lectured:
Economics of education (in collaboration with University of the Witwatersrand)
Hylton Hollander
Lecturer
Research interests:
International financial spillovers | Small open economy models | Financial intermediation & financial frictions in macroeconomic models | Monetary disequilibrium | Liquidity & safe-asset demand | Economic growth
Courses lectured:
Current: International Finance 771; Honours Macroeconomics (UCT); International Finance (UWC); Economics 144 (Macroeconomics) | Previous: Dynamic Economic Theory 871; Mathematical Economics 771
Rachel Jafta
Professor
Research interests:
International Trade, Industrial Organisation and Competition issues, Technological Change and R&D, Affirmative Action and Black economic Empowerment
Courses lectured:
Economics 244 (International Trade), Economics 281 (Development Economics), Economics 348 (Trade and Industrial Policy), Economics of Technological Change 771
Ada Jansen
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Public Economics, Taxation, Microeconomics.
Courses lectured:
Economics 381 (Public Economics), Public Economics 771
Nico Katzke
Quant (Prescient Securities); Lecturer (US)
Research interests:
Published Research: orcid.org/0000-0003-1939-8939
Courses lectured:
Financial Economics 771, Advanced Time-Series Econometrics 872, Financial Econometrics 871
Kholekile Malindi
Lecturer
Research interests:
Labour economics; Law and Economics (economic analysis of law)
Johann Kirsten
Professor and Director of the Bureau for Economic Research
Guangling Liu
Professor
Research interests:
Macroeconomics, Macro-Finance, Monetary Theory and Policy.
Courses lectured:
Macroeconomics 871, Advanced Time Series Econometrics 872, Mathematical Economics 771.
Colin McCarthy
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
International Trade and Trade Policy, Regional Economic Integration
Eldridge Moses
Lecturer
Research interests:
Migration Studies, Development Economics, Economics of Education, Race and Class in South Africa
Bokang Mpeta
Lecturer
Research interests:
Economic History; Development Economics
Courses lectured:
Economic History 281
Liezl Nieuwoudt
Junior Lecturer
Research interests:
Economics Education and Teaching of Economics, Analysis of Education, Educational Finance
Courses lectured:
Macroeconomics 144, Economics 244 (International Finance), Economics 288 (Economics for Humanities Students)
Wawa Nkosi
Lecturer
Research interests:
Competition Policy; Industrial Organisation
Neil Rankin
Extraordinary Associate Professor
Research interests:
International trade; labour; applied micro; firm dynamics and productivity; prices at a micro-level; impact evaluation.
Monique Reid
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Macroeconomic policy, Monetary economics, Financial economics
Courses lectured:
Macroeconomics (Honours), Monetary Economics (Honours), Economics 244 (Monetary Policy)
Andrie Schoombee
Professor & Departmental Chair
Research interests:
Monetary Policy, Financial markets in developing economies
Courses lectured:
Economics 244 (Monetary Policy)
Debra Shepherd
Lecturer
Research interests:
Micro-econometrics, Development Economics, Economics of Education, Labour Economics, Stratification Economics, Identity Economics, Social Norms and Social Capital
Courses lectured:
Microeconomics 114, Development Economics 871, Economics 388 (labour economics - tutor), Microeconomics 771 (Game theory - tutor), Economics 214 (Macroeconomics - tutor), Economics of Education 771 (tutor)
Krige Siebrits
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Public Economics; Institutional Economics; Economics of Sport
Courses lectured:
Institutional Economics (Honours); Public Economics (Honours); Development Economics (Honours); Economics 348 (Fiscal Policy); Economics 381 (Institutional Economics); Economics 281 (Development Economics)
Ben Smit
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Macroeconomics, International finance
Carina Smit
Lecturer (Part-time)
Research interests:
Economics of Education (Teaching and Learning)
Courses lectured:
Macroeconomics 144
Nic Spaull
Senior Researcher
Research interests:
Education, Poverty (see www.nicspaull.com/research)
Courses lectured:
Economic and Development Problems in Africa and South Africa (IPSU course)
Nicola Theron
Extraordinary Professor; ECONEX
Research interests:
Competition policy, Monetary economics
Courses lectured:
Economics 348 (Competition Policy), Industrial Organisation 771
Servaas van der Berg
Professor (NRF Chair in Social Policy)
Research interests:
Economic development, Poverty, Income distribution, Social policy, Education
Courses lectured:
Economics 348 (Poverty and Distribution), Development Economics 771 & 871, Economics of Education 771 & 871
Dawie van Lill
Lecturer
Research interests:
Macroeconomics: Monetary theory, financial stability, computational methods | Econometrics: Time series analysis, Bayesian methods, statistical (machine) learning
Courses lectured:
Macroeconomics 771, Macroeconomics 318, Economics 114
Melt van Schoor
Lecturer
Research interests:
Microeconomics, Labour, Social Networks and Information, Evolutionary Game Theory, Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Agent Based Simulation Modeling, Computer Software and Methods
Courses lectured:
Microeconomics 114, Economics 318 (Game Theory), Microeconomics 771 (Game Theory)
Johan van Zyl
Extraordinary Professor / Co-CEO of African Rainbow Capital (previously CEO of Sanlam)
Dieter von Fintel
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Applied Microeconometrics; Labour and Development Economics; Cliometrics
Courses lectured:
Econometrics 771 & 871; Advanced Development Economics 871
Marisa von Fintel
Lecturer
Research interests:
Measurement and analysis of poverty, Social policy and programme evaluation, Microeconometrics
Courses lectured:
Mathematical Economics 771
Ingrid Woolard
Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

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BER Weekly

13 August 2018
It was a quiet week on the domestic data front, with only manufacturing production for June released. However, there were significant moves on domestic financial markets in the holiday-shortened week, with the rand exchange rate under significant pressure. Increased geopolitical tension and a general risk-off trading environment weighed on emerging...

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BER Weekly

13 August 2018
It was a quiet week on the domestic data front, with only manufacturing production for June released. However, there were significant moves on domestic financial markets in the holiday-shortened week, with the rand exchange rate under significant pressure. Increased geopolitical tension and a general risk-off trading environment weighed on emerging...

Read the full issue