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Academic Seminar Series

First Semester 2018

Seminars are held in Tukkiewerf, Room [1-37], at 13:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information about the series, contact Rangan Gupta.

Other presentations in connection with the Economics department, for instance, Ph.D. defenses, workshops, and (mini-) conferences, are also listed on this schedule.

The schedule is continuously updated, so do check regularly!


Date Presenter, Affiliation and Topic

Thursday, February, 1

(14:30-16:30, Law Building - Room 1.31)

Dr. Maria Demertzis
"Brexit and the Future of Europe."
Wednesday, February, 7 Ph.D. Student Presentations

Monday, February, 12

Mr. Philipp Öhlmann
(Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
"Religion and Youth Labor Market Outcomes in Northern South Africa."
Wednesday, February, 14 Ph.D. Student Presentations
Wednesday, February, 21 Dr. Jesse Naidoo
(University of Chicago)
"The Engel Curves of Noncooperative Households."
Wednesday, February, 28 Prof. Guangling (Dave) Liu
(Stellenbosch University)
"China's Fiscal Stimulus in a Global Zero Lower Bound Environment."
Wednesday, March, 5 Prof. Frank Riedel
(Bielefeld University)
"Equilibria under Knightian Price Uncertainty."

Wednesday, March, 14

Ms. Tumisang Loate
(University of Pretoria)
"Spillovers of the Conventional and Unconventional Monetary Policy from the US to South Africa."
Monday, March, 19 Ms. Shinhye Chang
(University of Pretoria)
"Growth Volatility and Inequality in the U.S.: A Wavelet Analysis."

Wednesday, April, 4


Prof. Alexander Zimper 
(University of Pretoria)
"University of Pretoria's Proposal for a South African Reserve Bank Chair in Financial Stability Studies."
Wednesday, April, 11 Prof. Alexander Zimper 
(University of Pretoria)
"Preferences Over Rich Sets of Random Variables: Let's Talk about Continuity."
Monday, April, 23 Mr. Thabo Mboweni
(University of Pretoria)
"Commodity Price Shocks and the South African Business Cycle: The Role of Financial Frictions."
Monday, May, 14 Mr. Philton Makena
(University of Pretoria)
"Income Inequality and Economic Growth: A Re-examination of Theory and Evidence."
Tuesday, May, 15 Dr. Precious Zikhali
(The World Bank)
"Poverty and Inequality Assessment Report."
Wednesday, May, 16 Dr. Alain Pholo Bala
(University of Johannesburg)
"FDI, Market Power and Agglomeration of French Firms in Africa."
Monday, May, 21 Dr. Nicky Nicholls
(University of Pretoria)
"Information and Violations of the Sure-Thing Principle: An Experimental Consideration of Non-Vanishing Ambiguity."
Wednesday, May, 23 Dr. Kevin Kotze
(University of Cape Town)
"Fiscal Policy Uncertainty and Economic Activity in South Africa."
Monday, May, 28 Prof. Rangan Gupta
(University of Pretoria)
"What is so Real about Tax Evasion?"
Wednesday, May, 30 Dr. Allan de Freitas
(University of Pretoria)
"Sovereign Credit Ratings: Are Developing and Advanced Economies Treated Differently?"
  Ms. Wendy Nyakabawo
(University of Pretoria)
"High-Frequency Impact of Monetary Policy and Macroeconomic Surprises on US MSAs and Aggregate US Housing Returns and Volatility: A GJR-GARCH Approach."
Monday, June, 18 Prof. Michaël Bonnal
(University of Tennessee, Chattanooga)
"How Political Institutions Contribute To Technological Progress: Evidence From A Panel Of 179 Countries From 1975 To 2015."
For information on seminars before second semester, 2014: Click Here, Second Semester, 2014, First Semester, 2015Second Semester, 2015First Semester, 2016Second Semester, 2016First Semester, 2017Second Semester, 2017 

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