Prof Willem Boshoff

    

 

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

 

Associate 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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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

OPINION* 

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

How SA's competition bill is a threat to investment - Business Day 6 August 2018

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

* These are my views and do not represent those of the University. 

 

TEACHING | ONDERRIG 

Masters & Honours Econometrics (time series)

Industrial Organisation 

Intensive Masters Statistics Course  

 

WORK IN PROGRESS | HUIDIGE NAVORSING

1. Book on Business Cycles

Boshoff, W.H. 2019. Business cycles and structural change in South Africa:an integrated view. Forthcoming.

[Editor of contributed volume, including work by myself]

2. Industrial Organization & Competition Policy

Boshoff, W.H. and Paha, J. 2019. List price collusion. Mimeo.

Boshoff, W.H. 2019. The economics of post-merger review decisions. Mimeo.

Boshoff, W.H. and Fagart, T. 2019. Capacity collusion and damages. Mimeo.

 

PUBLICATIONS | PUBLIKASIES

1. IO and Competition Policy 

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. 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 Binge, L.H. 2019. Economic uncertainty in South Africa. Economic Modelling accepted.

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. 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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11 November 2019
Notwithstanding the apparent optimism surrounding President Cyril Ramaphosa's second Investment Conference last week, economic data released for Q3 disappointed. The consumer turned notably more pessimistic during the quarter, while the latest activity data from the country's secondary sector also paints a dismal picture for GDP. On the global front,...

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