Prof Willem Boshoff

    

 

 

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

 

Associate Professor of Economics

Co-Director: Centre for Competition Law and Economics

 

T: +27 (0)21 808 2387

E: [protected email address]

K501, CGW Schumann Building, Bosman Street

 

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MACRO BRIEFS* 

Three thoughts about investment  2 May 2018

Sustainability of government debt  22 March 2018

Is SA exiting the recession?  8 March 2018

SHORT NOTES*

VAT and CPI  28 March 2018

* Macro Briefs and Short Notes are my own views and do not represent those of the University.

OPINION 

Can Tito deliver on his mandate? - with Ettienne le Roux, Sunday Times 21 October 2018

Regulating university fees in South Africa - Business Day 30 May 2018

 

TEACHING | ONDERRIG 

Masters & Honours Econometrics (time series)

Industrial Organisation 

Intensive Masters Statistics Course  

 

WORK IN PROGRESS | HUIDIGE NAVORSING

1. Business Cycles

Boshoff, W.H. and co-workers. 2014-2018. Book project: "The South African business cycle"

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. forthcoming

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

Vink, N., Boshoff, W.H., Williams, G. and Fourie, J. 2017. Three hundred years of cyclicality in South African wine production. Chapter contribution submitted for book to be published end of 2017.

2. Industrial Organization & Competition Policy

Boshoff, W.H. and Paha, J. 2017. The law and economics of list price collusion. MAGKS Joint Discussion Paper 40-2017.

Boshoff, W.H. and Van Jaarsveld, R. 2017. Recurrent collusion: cartel episodes and overcharge in the South African cement market. Mimeo.

 

PUBLICATIONS | PUBLIKASIES

1. IO and Competition Policy 

Boshoff, W.H., Frübing, S. and Hüschelrath, K. forthcoming. Information exchange through non-binding advance price announcements: an antitrust analysis. European Journal of Law and Economics.

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. Paper 

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. Business Cycles and Finance

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. Accessible at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1576505

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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10 December
Dominating the domestic headlines last week was the news that South Africa exited a technical recession in 2018Q3. While this was widely expected, the pace of GDP growth surprised on the upside. More on this in the domestic section. After the release of some survey data for the fourth quarter (see domestic section for details), a spate of actual activity...

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Dominating the domestic headlines last week was the news that South Africa exited a technical recession in 2018Q3. While this was widely expected, the pace of GDP growth surprised on the upside. More on this in the domestic section. After the release of some survey data for the fourth quarter (see domestic section for details), a spate of actual activity...

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