Past Seminars: 2015_1

First Semester 2015

All Seminars are held in Tukkiewerf, Room [1-37], at 13:00 on Mondays, unless otherwise stated. Depending on the availability, seminar papers will be uploaded in the links provided below. For more information, contact Manoel Bittencourt and Rangan Gupta.

Other presentations in connection with the Economics program, for instance, Ph.D. defenses, student seminars, are also listed on this schedule. Locations are noted if not held at Tukkiewerf, Room [1-37].

This schedule is continuously updated, so do check regularly!


Date Presenter, Affiliation and Topic
Monday, February, 2 Prof. Theodoros Panagiotidis
(University of Macedonia)
"Inflation and Individual Stocks Over the Long-Run." 

Wednesday, February, 18 -

Thursday, February, 19

Prof. Frank Riedel
(University of Bielefeld)
"Knightian Uncertainty in Economics and Finance."
Monday, February, 23 Dr. Alain Pholo Bala
(University of Johannesburg)
"The Impact of Border Effects on Intra-Trade Growth in Africa."
Monday, March, 9 Prof. Ingrid Wooldard
(University of Cape Town)
"Introduction to the National Income Dynamics Study ."
Monday, March, 16 Dr. Johan Fourie
(Stellenbosch University)
"Military Technology and Height: Evidence from WWI."

Wednesday, March, 18


Dr. Lars Nilsson
(European Commission)
"Anticipation and Trade Policy Uncertainty: The Case of the EU-Korea FTA."

Monday, April, 13

Dr. Harold Ngalawa
(University of KwaZulu-Natal)
"Monetary Policy and Informal Sector Data Interpolation in Low Income Countries: Evidence from Malawi."
Monday, April, 20 Mr. Jesse Naidoo
(University of Chicago)
"The Power of Tests for Pareto Efficiency Within the Family."
Monday, May, 4 Dr. Axel Schimmelpfennig
(International Monetary Fund)
"World Economic Outlook"
Wednesday, May, 20 Prof. Patrizio Piraino
(University of Cape Town)
"The Effect of Non-Personnel Resources on Educational Outcomes: Evidence from South Africa."
Monday, June, 22

Dr. David Ubilava
(University of Sydney)
"Rises and Falls in Primary Commodity Prices: Blame it
on ENSO or Leave Them Kids Alone?"

Brownbags and Student Seminars

Date Presenter, Affiliation and Topic

Friday, February, 13

(Ph.D. Defense, 11:00-12:00)

Ms. Nonophile Nkambule
(University of Pretoria)
"Measuring the Social Costs of Coal-Based Electricity Generation in South Africa."
Monday, February, 16 Dr. Heinrich R. Bohlmann
(University of Pretoria)
"The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South Africa."
Wednesday, March, 4 Prof. Roula Inglesi-Lotz
(University of Pretoria)
"Social Rate of Return to R&D on Various Energy Technologies: Where Should we Invest More? A Study of G7 Countries."
Wednesday, March, 11 Mr. Francois Stofberg
(University of Pretoria)
"The Short Term Economic Impact of Levying E-Tolls on Industries."

Wednesday, March, 25

Mr. Lardo Stander
(University of Pretoria)
"Socio-Political Instability and Inflationary Dynamics."
Wednesday, April, 22 Dr. Yoseph Getachew
(University of Pretoria)
"Public Innovation Policies and Inequality-Growth
Wednesday, May, 13 Dr. Matthew W. Clance
(University of Pretoria)
"Banking Crisis and Bilateral Trade."
Monday, May, 18 Ms. Tumisang Loate
(University of Pretoria)
"Bank Lending Channel through Banks' Balance Sheets."

Wednesday, May, 27


Prof. Rangan Gupta
(University of Pretoria)
"Forecasting South African Inflation Rate with a Factor-Augmented Error-Correction Model."

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