Past Seminars: 2017_2

Second Semester 2017

Seminars are held in Tukkiewerf, Room [1-37], at 13:00 on 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

Monday, August, 14

(14:30-16:30, Sanlam Auditorium)

Dr. Andreas Dombret
(Deutsche Bundesbank)
"The Future of Europe and the Euro - What Monetary Policy Can Do and Cannot Do."

Wednesday, August, 16

Ms. Adele Bosch
(South African Reserve Bank and University of Pretoria)
"Household Loans and Savings."
Thursday, August, 24 Prof. Norris L. Larrymore
(New York University)
"Systemic Risk and Market Structure for Clearing OTC Derivatives: U.S.and E.U."
Monday, September, 4 Prof. Giorgio Fazio
(Newcastle University)
"Culture and Human Capital Accumulation."

Wednesday, September, 6

Prof. Heike Joebges
"Euro Area Current Developments Since the Crisis, and their Effect on Global Imbalances."
Wednesday, September, 20 Dr. Matthew Clance
(University of Pretoria)
"Conflict and Regional Heterogeneity."

Wednesday, September, 27

Prof. Hillel Rapoport 
(Paris School of Economics)
"Diasporas, Return Migration and Comparative Advantage: A Natural Experiment of Yugoslavian Refugees in Germany."
Wednesday, October, 11 Prof. Manoel Bittencourt
(University of Pretoria)
"Trade Openness and Fertility Rates in Africa: Panel-Data Evidence."
Wednesday, October, 18 Prof. Carl-Johan Dalgaard
(University of Copehangen)
"Physiological Constraints and Comparative Economic Development."
Thursday, October, 19 Prof. Carl-Johan Dalgaard
(University of Copehangen)
"Historical Migration and Contemporary Health."
Monday, October, 23 Mr. Tharcisio Leone
(Free University of Berlin)
"The Gender Gap in Intergenerational Mobility: Evidence of Educational Persistence in Brazil."
Wednesday, October, 25 Prof. Rangan Gupta
(University of Pretoria)
"Cricket and Stock Markets."
Monday, October, 30 Ms. Shinhye Chang
(University of Pretoria)
"Impact of Financial Development on Income Inequality in the U.S.: A Panel-Data Analysis."
Monday, November, 6 Dr. Nicky Nicholls
(University of Pretoria)
"Gender and Race Biases in Student-Teacher Evaluations."
Monday, November, 27 (12:00-13:00) Dr. Cyril Dell’Eva
(Aix-Marseille University)
"Adaptive Learning, Monetary Policy and Carry Trades."
Monday, November, 27 Dr. Panagiotis N. Politsidis
(European Central Bank)
"Nonlinearities in Fiscal Policy: Evidence from the Eurozone."
Monday, December, 4 (12:00-13:00) Prof. Romain Houssa
(University of Namur)
"Empirical Framework for Macroeconomic Policies in South Africa ."
Monday, December, 4 (11:00-12:00) Dr. Ekaterina Pirozhkova
(Birbeck College)
"Banks’ Balance Sheets, Uncertainty and Macroeconomy."
Monday, December, 4 (12:00-13:00) Prof. Fadia Al HaJJ
(Aix-Marseille School of Economics)
"Inflation Targeting  versus Currency Board in Sub-Saharan Africa."

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