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
Courses lectured:
Economics 318 (Macroeconomics), Monetary Economics 771
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)
Evan Gilbert
Extraordinary Associate Professor
Research interests:
Behavioural finance in emerging markets; Banking regulation; Anomalies in stock market returns (mean reversion, momentum).
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
Courses lectured:
Current: International Finance 771; 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:
Environmental Economics, environmental valuation (e.g. Contingent Valuation), Resource Economics, water economics, water demand, water pollution and water management, Public Finance, intergovernmental relations, provincial and local taxation, Microeconomics, Economic Education.
Courses lectured:
Economics 214 (Microeconomics), Economics 381 (Public Economics), Environmental Economics 771, Public Economics 771
Nico Katzke
Financial Economist (BER); 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)
Guangling Liu
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Macroeconomics, Macro-Finance, Monetary Theory and Policy.
Courses lectured:
Mathematical Economics 771, Dynamic Economic Theory 871, Advanced Time Series Econometrics 872
Colin McCarthy
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
International Trade and Trade Policy, Regional Economic Integration
Eldridge Moses
Lecturer
Research interests:
Development Economics, Economics of Education, Economics of Race and Class in South Africa, Economics of Crime, Migration Studies
Courses lectured:
Microeconomics 114, Economics 281 (Development Economics), Economics 244 (International Trade)
Bokang Mpeta
Lecturer
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
Associate Professor
Research interests:
International trade; labour; applied micro; firm dynamics and productivity; prices at a micro-level; impact evaluation.
Courses lectured:
Economics 348 (Trade and Industrial Policy), Graduate international trade, micro and labour
Monique Reid
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Macroeconomic policy, Monetary economics, Financial economics
Courses lectured:
Economics 244 (Monetary Policy), Macroeconomics (Honours), Monetary Economics (Honours)
Andrie Schoombee
Professor & Departmental Chair
Research interests:
Monetary Policy, Financial markets in developing economies
Courses lectured:
Economics 244 (Monetary Policy)
Debra Shepherd
Lecturer
Courses lectured:
Microeconomics 114, Macroeconomics144
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 281 (Development Economics); Economics 244 (International Finance)
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
Nicholas Spaull
Researcher
Research interests:
Education, Poverty (see www.nicspaull.com/research)
Courses lectured:
Economic and Development Problems in Africa and South Africa (IPSU course)
Sampie Terreblanche
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Economic history, History of economic thought, South African economic history, Economic systems
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
Albert van der Merwe
Lecturer
Research interests:
Economic value of the natural environment
Courses lectured:
Environmental economics for the Post-graduate Diploma in Environmental Management; Environmental Economics 771 (Honours); Economics 381 (Environmental Economics); Economics 348 (Economic policy and the natural environment)
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)
Dieter von Fintel
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Applied Microeconometrics; Labour and Development Economics; Cliometrics
Courses lectured:
Economics 388 (Labour Economics), Labour Economics 771; Econometrics 771 & 871
Marisa von Fintel
Lecturer
Research interests:
Measurement and analysis of poverty, Social policy and programme evaluation, Microeconometrics
Courses lectured:
Mathematical Economics 771

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14 August 2017
Political developments surrounding the vote on the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma (his eighth since assuming office) dominated local news headlines early last week with, firstly, the announcement that it will be conducted by secret ballot, and secondly, the outcome of the vote. On the domestic data front, manufacturing data for June...

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14 August 2017
Political developments surrounding the vote on the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma (his eighth since assuming office) dominated local news headlines early last week with, firstly, the announcement that it will be conducted by secret ballot, and secondly, the outcome of the vote. On the domestic data front, manufacturing data for June...

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