Past Seminars: 2015_2

Second Semester 2015

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

Other presentations in connection with the Economics department, for instance, Ph.D. defenses, are also listed on this schedule.

The schedule is continuously updated, so do check regularly!

Date Presenter, Affiliation and Topic
Wednesday, July, 29 Prof. Augustin K. Fosu
(University of Ghana and University of Pretoria)
"External Aid and Reforms in Africa: The Case of
Economic Freedom."

Wednesday, August, 5

Ms. Carolyn Chisadza
(University of Pretoria)
"Globalisation and Conflict: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa."
Wednesday, August, 12 Mr. Prudence Moyo
(University of Pretoria)
"Optimal Fiscal Policy in a Dollarised Economy."
Wednesday, August, 19 Mr. Bonginkosi Mamba
(University of Pretoria)
"Globalisation and Conflicts: a Theoretical Approach."
Wednesday, August, 26 Prof. Steven F. Koch
(University of Pretoria)
"Out of Pocket Payments on Health: Trends and Dominance Outcomes."
Wednesday, August, 26 - Thursday, August, 27 Fifth Annual Monetary Economics Workshop

Wednesday, September, 9

Dr. Tommy Murphy
(Università Bocconi)
"Economic and Non-Economic Factors in Fertility Dynamics: Revisiting the French Decline."
Wednesday, September, 16 Prof. Alexander Zimper
(University of Pretoria)
"Bayesian Learning with Multiple Priors and Non-Vanishing Ambiguity."
Monday, September, 21

Prof. Afikumi Kuchiki
(Nihon University)
"Effective Policy Interventions for Building Industrial Clusters in South Africa: Flowchart Approach."

Wednesday, September, 30 Mr. Lardo Stander
(University of Pretoria)
"Openness and Growth: Is the Relationship Non-Linear?"
Wednesday, October, 14 Dr. Paolo Tasca
(Deutsche Bundesbank)
"A Market Analysis of the Bitcoin Economy."
Wednesday, October, 28 Ms. Nthabiseng Tsoanamatsie
(University of Pretoria)
"Education and Political Conflict in sub-Saharan Africa."
Monday, November, 2

Ms. Eleni Yitbarek
(United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) and Maastricht University)
"Poverty Persistence and Informal Risk Management: Micro Evidence from Urban Ethiopia."

Wednesday, November, 4 Prof. Rangan Gupta
(University of Pretoria)
"Forecasting Oil and Stock Returns: Historical Evidence from a Qual VAR."
Wednesday, November, 11 Prof. Jorge Aguero
(University of Connecticut)
"War and the Stock of Human Capital."
Tuesday, November, 10 - Wednesday, November, 11 Third Economic Theory Workshop

Thursday, December, 10

(9:00-10:00, Ph.D. Defense)

Mr. Nicholas Kilimani
(University of Pretoria)
"Essays on Water Resources and the Ugandan Economy."
Published by Rangan Gupta

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