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The Department of Economics Seminar Series

The weekly postgraduate economics research seminar series is co-ordinated by Carmen Christian, a lecturer in the Department of Economics.

The series of topics presents both a wide range of topics and economics researchers that our students are exposed to. We include speakers from other universities, as well as public and private sector institutions, to share their economics research findings with us. 




Wednesday, 29 January No presenter Master of money-Keynes, a BBC documentary
Wednesday, 05 February Mr Krige Siebrits (Department of Economics, SUN) An analysis of and proposal for improving the accuracy of fiscal forecasts in South Africa
Wednesday, 12 February Mr Cobus Burger (Department of Economics, SUN) A structural approach to modeling youth unemployment
Wednesday, 19 February  Dr Trudi Hartzenberg (TRALAC) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations with the European Union
Wednesday, 26 February  Prof. Wimpie Boshoff  (Department of Economics, SUN) Properties of recovery phases in the South African business cycle
Wednesday, 05 March  Prof. Ronelle Burger (Department of Economics, SUN) Measuring the impact of Health insurance on provider: Choices the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) as a natural experiment
Wednesday, 12 March Dr Derek Yu (Department of Economics, UWC) Multifaceted poverty; trade unions in an emerging economy: The South African case  
VACATION 17 – 21 March VACATION 17 – 21 March VACATION 17 – 21 March
Wednesday, 26 March Dr Ephias Makaudze (UWC- Department of Economics) Water and Sanitation - Toilet wars in South Africa: Who pays?
Wednesday, 02 April Prof. Vimal Ranchhod (UCT) Chief Research Officer‚ SALDRU Wage volatility:  Preliminary findings from NIDS wave 3
Wednesday, 09 April
15 April