Past Seminars: 2019_2

Second Semester 2019

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

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
Wednesday, July, 17 Prof. B. W. (Robert) Lensink
(University of Groningen)
"The Impact of a Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Training on Employment and Social Stability: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Rwanda."
Wednesday, July, 24 Dr. Daniel Kaliski
(Birkbeck College)
"Dynamic Adjustment Following Discontinuous Regime Changes."

Thursday, July, 25


Prof. Carol Newman
(Trinity College Dublin)
"Resource Misallocation and Total Factor Productivity: Manufacturing Firms in South Africa."
Monday, August, 5 Prof. Alexander Zimper
(University of Pretoria)
"Belief Aggregation for Heterogeneous Agents."
Monday, August 19 Prof. Augustin K. Fosu
(University of Ghana)
"Growth, Inequality and Progress on Poverty: The African Evidence."
Wednesday, August, 21 Mr. Eric Picard
(University of Pretoria)
"Moving from a Bad to a Good Pricing Regime: The South African Private Health Care Market."
Monday, August, 26 Ms. Vanessa Ndlovu
(University of Pretoria)
"Optimal Energy Supply Mix Transition Strategy from Fossil Fuel to Renewables for South Africa."
Wednesday, August, 28 Mr. Mpoifeng Molefinyane
(University of Pretoria)
"Could it be Beneficial for a Government to Hire a Corrupt Expert?"

Monday, September, 9 - Friday, September, 13

(Workshop, Tukkiewerf, Room 1-27)

Prof. Mehmet Balcilar
(Eastern Mediterranean University and University of Pretoria)
"Topics in Applied Nonparametric Econometrics."
Monday, September, 23 Prof. Bilel Sanhaji
(Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis)
"Flexible Generalized Autoregressive Score Model."
Wednesday, October, 2 Prof. Jeffrey Bergstrand
(University of Notre Dame)
"The Gains from International Trade with Increasing Marginal Costs."
Monday, October, 7 Prof. Ruthira Naraidoo
(University of Pretoria)
"Unemployment and Monetary Policy in Commodity Exporting Economies."
Friday, October, 18 Prof. Kathy Yuan
(London School of Economics and Political Science)
"On Money and Safe Assets as Liquidity Multipliers."
Wednesday, October, 30 Prof. Rangan Gupta
(University of Pretoria)
"Growth Dynamics, Multiple Equilibria, and Local Indeterminacy in an Endogenous Growth Model of Money, Banking and Inflation Targeting."
Wednesday, November, 13 Prof. Stefano Comino
(University of Udine)
"At the Origin of Intellectual Property Rights: Evidence from Renaissance Venice."

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