Academic Staff

Willem Boshoff
Professor and Co-director of Centre for Competition Law and Economics
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:
Public Health and health policies; African countries; NPOs; Economics of nonprofit organisations; Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Social Norms and Social Capital;
Courses lectured:
Advanced Development Economics; Health Economics
Rulof Burger
Professor
Research interests:
Micro-econometrics, Labour Economics, Microeconomics, Development Economics
Courses lectured:
Microeconomics (Honours & Masters); Advanced Econometrics (Graduate); Labour Economics (Graduate & third-year);
Estian Calitz
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Public Economics, Economic policy
Courses lectured:
Macroeconomics 871
Pierre de Villiers
Emeritus 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
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Institutional Economics, Experimental Economics
Courses lectured:
Economics 114 (Micro economics), 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:
Innovation and Technology, Local Economic Development, Public Economics, General.
Courses lectured:
Macroeconomics 318, Macroeconomics 214, Economics 381 (Public Economics), Economics 288 and International Finance 244
Olivia Ezeobi
Lecturer
Research interests:
Feminist Economics. Health Economics (Mental Health). Intersectionality of inequalities for working mothers.
Courses lectured:
Economics of Discrimination: Gender, Identity and Space, Economics 288
Johan Fourie
Professor and director of Laboratory for the Economics of Africa's Past (LEAP)
Research interests:
Economic history
Courses lectured:
Economics 281 (Economic History), 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
Extraordinary Associate Professor
Research interests:
International macro-finance | Financial frictions in macroeconomic models | Monetary theory & policy | Sovereign debt & fiscal policy | Financial (in)stability | Macroeconomics of distribution & growth
Courses lectured:
Current: International Finance 771/871; Monetary Economics 771/871 | Previous: Dynamic Economic Theory 871; Mathematical Economics 771; Economics 244/214/144 (Money, Macro, & Finance)
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
Professor and Departmental Chair
Research interests:
Public Economics, Taxation.
Courses lectured:
Economics 381 (Public Economics), Public Economics 771
Nico Katzke
Head of Portfolio Solutions (Satrix); Part-Time Lecturer
Research interests:
Published Research: orcid.org/0000-0003-1939-8939
Courses lectured:
Financial Economics 771, Financial Econometrics 871, Applied Data Science for Economists
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
Calumet Links
Lecturer
Research interests:
Economic History, Macroeconomics, Indigenous History, Indigenous Economics, Labour Economics, Quantitative text analysis.
Courses lectured:
Microeconomics 114, Macroeconomics 144, Economics 214
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
Michael Meyer
Lecturer
Research interests:
Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: Firm Behaviour and Business Cycles, Macro-Finance
Eldridge Moses
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Migration Studies, Development Economics, Economics of Education, Race and Class in South Africa
Mamello Nchake
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
International trade and economic development (regional integration and firm dynamics; trade and gender; digital technology and trade; agriculture and gender; regional value chains and industrial development).
Courses lectured:
International Trade 771/871; Microeconomics 771
Mosima Ngwenya
Lecturer
Research interests:
Health economics
Courses lectured:
Economics 114; Economics 144
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)
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
Extraordinary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Macroeconomic policy, Monetary economics, Financial economics
Courses lectured:
Macroeconomics (Honours), Monetary Economics (Honours), Economics 244 (Monetary Policy)
Debra Shepherd
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Micro-econometrics, Development Economics, Economics of Education, Labour Economics, Stratification Economics, Identity Economics, Social Norms and Stereotypes
Courses lectured:
Microeconomics 114, Economics 388 (Data Science for Economists), Economics of Education I 771/871
Krige Siebrits
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Fiscal Policy; Public Economics; Institutional Economics; Economic Policymaking
Courses lectured:
Institutional Economics 771/871; Public Economics 771/871; Development Economics 771; Advanced Macroeconomic Policy 871; Economics 348 (Fiscal Policy); Economics 381 (Institutional Economics; Public 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
Erik Stam
Extraordinary Professor and Professor, Utrecht University
Research interests:
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Firm Growth, Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Economic Development, Public Policy
Nicola Theron
Extraordinary Professor
Research interests:
Competition policy, Monetary economics
Courses lectured:
Economics 348 (Competition Policy), Industrial Organisation 771
Servaas van der Berg
Emeritus Professor
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
Extraordinary Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Macroeconomics: Inequality, monetary theory, financial stability, computational methods | Econometrics: Time series analysis, Bayesian methods, statistical (machine) learning
Courses lectured:
Advanced Time Series Econometrics 872, Advanced Macroeconomic Policy 872, Econometrics 871, Data Science 871, Monetary Economics 771/871, Macroeconomics 771, Macroeconomics 318, Economics 114, 144
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:
Economics 318 (Game Theory), Microeconomics 771 (Game Theory), Microeconomics 871
Johan van Zyl
Extraordinary Professor
Dieter von Fintel
Professor
Research interests:
Development Economics; Applied Microeconometrics; Contemporary and historical (Spatial) Inequality; Nutrition, agriculture and health; Cliometrics
Courses lectured:
Econometrics 771 & 871; Advanced Cross Secion 871; Labour 771
Marisa von Fintel
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Measurement and analysis of poverty, Social policy and programme evaluation, Microeconometrics
Courses lectured:
Advanced Development (Masters), Mathematical Economics (Honours level), Microeconomics (Honours level), Econometrics 318
Tobias Wickens
Extraordinary Senior Lecturer and Former Senior Economist, Government Finance Division, Statistics Department, International Monetary Fund
Research interests:
Government finance statistics, Public sector debt statistics, Public finance
Ingrid Woolard
Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Research interests:
Measurement of poverty and inequality, unemployment, social assistance, fiscal policy

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