Prof Willem Boshoff

    

 

Willem H. Boshoff, PhD (Stell), MSc (Oxon), MComm (Stell)

 

Professor of Economics

Co-Director: Centre for Competition Law and Economics

Expert Economist

 

T: +27 (0)21 808 2387

E: [protected email address]

K501, CGW Schumann Building, Bosman Street

 

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TEACHING 

Industrial Organisation

Introductory and Advanced Time-Series Econometrics 

 

WORK IN PROGRESS 

Boshoff, W.H., Froeb, L.M., Minnie, R. and Tschantz, S. 2021. Bargaining competition and vertical mergers;

Fagart, T. and Boshoff, W.H. 2020. Capacity collusion and overcharge estimation. Revising for resubmission;

Boshoff, W.H. and Van Jaarsveld, R. 2021. The impact of non-stationarity on dummy-variable models with application to cartel damages;

Boshoff, W.H., Schinkel, M.P., Bun, M. and Van Jaarsveld, R. 2019. A primer in cartel dating; 

Boshoff, W.H. 2019. Ex-post review decisions in merger control.

 

PUBLICATIONS 

1. IO and competition policy journal publications 

Nkosi, W.W. and Boshoff, W.H. 2021. Characteristics of prosecuted cartels and cartel enforcement in South Africa. Review of Industrial Organization accepted.

Changole, P. and Boshoff, W.H. 2021. Non-competition goals and their impact on South African merger control: an empirical analysis. Review of Industrial Organization accepted.

Boshoff, W.H. and Paha, J. 2021. List price collusion. Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade accepted.

Boshoff, W.H. 2021. South African competition policy on excessive pricing and its relation to price gouging during the Covid-19 disaster period. South African Journal of Economics 89(1): 112-140. 

Boshoff, W.H. and Binge, L.H. 2020. Measuring alternative asset prices in an emerging market: the case of the South African art market. Emerging Markets Review in press https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ememar.2020.100788

Boshoff, W.H. and Van Jaarsveld, R. 2019. Market definition using consumer characteristics and cluster analysis. South African Journal of Economics 87(3): 302-325.

Boshoff, W.H. and Van Jaarsveld, R. 2019. Recurrent collusion: cartel episodes and overcharge in the South African cement market. Review of Industrial Organization 54(2): 353-380.

Boshoff, W.H., Frübing, S. and Hüschelrath, K. 2018. Information exchange through non-binding advance price announcements: an antitrust analysis. European Journal of Law and Economics 45(3): 439-468.

Boshoff, W.H. 2015. Illegal cartel overcharges in markets with a legal cartel history: bitumen prices in South Africa. South African Journal of Economics 83(2): 220-239.

Boshoff, W.H. 2014. Market definition as a problem of statistical inference. Journal of Competition Law and Economics 10(4): 861-882.

Boshoff, W.H. 2012. The strategic implications of black empowerment policy in South Africa: a case study of boundary choice and client preferences in a small services firm. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 15(2): 207-221 

Boshoff, W.H. 2012. Gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel demand in South Africa. Studies in Economics and Econometrics 36(1): 43-78. 

Theron, N.M. and Boshoff, W.H. 2011. When do vertical restraints harm competition? The economics-based approach and its application in the BATSA case. South African Journal of Economics 79(3): 330-345. 

Boshoff, W.H. 2008. Cigarette demand in South Africa over 1996-2006: the role of price, income and health awareness. South African Journal of Economics 76(1): 118-131.

Boshoff, W.H. 2007. Stationarity tests in geographic market definition: an application to South African milk markets.  South African Journal of Economics 75(1): 1-14. 

Theron, N.M. and Boshoff, W.H. 2006. Vertical integration in South African telecommunications: a competition analysis. South African Journal of Economics 74(3): 575-592.

2. Doctoral thesis on market definition in competition policy 

Full thesis 

3. Book on the South African business cycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Business cycles and other macro-economics journal publications

Boshoff, W.H. and Binge, L.H. 2020. Economic uncertainty in South Africa. Economic Modelling 88: 113-131.

Boshoff, W.H. and McLean, L. 2018. What do deviation cycles measure? An analysis of the informational content of filter-based business cycles. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 21(1): a1689. Paper

Boshoff, W.H. and Binge, L.H. 2018. Alternative cycle indicators for the South African business cycle in Business cycles in BRICS. Smirnov, S. Ozyildirim, A. & Picchetti, P. (eds). Springer: Heidelberg.

Vink, N., Boshoff, W.H., Fourie, J. and Van Jaarsveld, R. 2018. Wine cycles in South Africa. Journal of Wine Economics 13(2): 182-198.

Vink, N., Boshoff, W.H., Williams, G., Fourie, J. and McLean, L. 2018. Part III: Newer Markets: South Africa in Wine globalization: a new comparative history. Anderson, K. & Pinella, V. (eds). Cambridge University Press: New York.

Boshoff, W.H. and Fourie, J. 2017. When did South African markets integrate into the global economy? Studies in Economics and Econometrics 41(1): 19-32.

Du Plessis, S.A., Freytag, A. and Boshoff, W.H. 2015. Deliberate recovery: policy, politics, and economic recovery from the International Financial Crisis. Taiwan Journal of Democracy 11(1): 17-36.

Boshoff, W.H. and Fourie, J. 2010. The significance of the Cape trade route to economic activity in the Cape Colony: a medium-term business cycle analysis. European Review of Economic History 14(3): 469-503.

Boshoff, W.H. and Fourie, J. 2008. Explaining the ship traffic fluctuations in the early Cape settlement: 1652-1793. South African Journal of Economic History 23(1&2): 1-27.

Boshoff, W.H. 2008. Rethinking ASGISA and the Rand exchange rate. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 11(1): 113-118. 

Boshoff, W.H. 2006. The transmission of foreign financial crises to South Africa: a firm-level study. Studies in Economics and Econometrics 30(2): 61-85. 

Boshoff, W.H. 2005. The properties of cycles in South African financial variables and their relation to the business cycle. South African Journal of Economics 73(4): 796-804.

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It was a data-heavy week in SA, with the 2021Q2 real GDP data indicating that the economy had better-than-expected recovery momentum in the first half of the year. While growth remained solid in the second quarter, both the survey and actual data released last week revealed the significant impact that the range of shocks at the start of the third quarter...

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