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Our faculty includes recognized research leaders. These research leaders publish widely in areas related to monetary and fiscal policy, economic growth and development, international trade, health policy, financial markets and economic forecasting. Occasionally, we leverage that research expertise to undertake policy-specific research projects for various local and national governments, local and international businesses, as well as local, national and international institutions.

The Department has an active seminar series, meeting at least two days per week. During 2013 seminar presenters came from Universite' Libre de Bruxelles, University of Michigan, University of Cologne, Durham University, Australian National University, Bank of Canada, International Monetary Fund, George Washington University, Eastern Mediterranean University, Economic Research Southern Africa, Northwest University, University of Cape Town, University of Johannesburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Stellenbosch University, and, of course, our own staff and students.

The Department also has a working paper series that is indexed in RePEc – Research Papers in Economics.

The Department of Economics hosts two ISI accredited economics journals. The South African Journal of Economics is edited by Prof Steven Koch, the HOD of the Department, and has its editorial offices in the Department, as does the South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, which is edited by Prof Pieter Buys of Northwest University.

In addition to these activities, the Department is deeply involved with Economic Research Southern Africa (, with both Prof Jan van Heerden (Director and Editor of the Working Paper Series) and Prof Nicola Viegi (Programme Director: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics) acting in management roles.

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