Past Seminars: 2022_1

First Semester 2022

Seminars are held in Tukkiewerf, Room [1-37], at 12:00 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

Monday, February, 14

Prof. Steven F. Koch
(University of Pretoria)
"Equivalence Scales with Endogeneity and Base Independence."
Wednesday, March, 2 Mr. Hans Schwarz
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"The Interaction Effects of Subsidized Childcare and Parental Leave Entitlements on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Germany."
Wednesday, March, 9 Dr. Soeren J. Henn
(University of Chicago)
"Complements or Substitutes? How Institutional Arrangements Bind Chiefs and the State in Africa."
Wednesday, March, 16 Prof. Co-Pierre Georg
(University of Cape Town and Deutsche Bundesbank)
"Contagious Zombies."
Wednesday, March, 23 Mr. Jean-Louis Barnwell
(McGill University)
"Parental Investment and the Birth Order Gap in Cognitive Skill Formation: The Role of Resource Dilution."
Wednesday, March, 30 Prof. Giovanni Ricco
(University of Warwick)
"Monitoring the Economy in Real-Time: Trends and Gaps in Real Activity and Prices."
Wednesday, April, 6 Dr. Yonas Alem
(University of Gothenburg)
"Saving Africa's Tropical Forests through Energy Transition: A Randomized Controlled Trial  in Tanzania."
Monday, April, 25  Prof. Lukasz Grzybowski
(University of Cape Town)
"How Income Impacts Adoption of Smartphones in Africa."
Wednesday, May, 11 Prof. Malcolm Keswell 
(University of Cape Town)
"The Consistency of Preferences for Altruism Under Experimental Mood Perturbation."
Monday, May, 16 Dr. Nicky Nicholls and Dr. Eleni Yitbarek
(University of Pretoria)
"Trust in Social Media and COVID-19 Beliefs and Behaviours."
Monday, May, 30 Dr. Antoinette van der Merwe
(ETH Zürich)
"Impact of Artisanal Gold Mines on Well-Being of Mining Communities in Burkina Faso."
Wednesday, June, 1 Prof. Ruthira Naraidoo
(University of Pretoria)
"Commodity Prices and Macro Dynamics."
Monday, June, 6 Dr. Jesse Naidoo
(University of Pretoria)
"Marginal Incentives for Birth Spacing."
Wednesday, June, 8 Prof. Rangan Gupta
(University of Pretoria)
"Stock Market Bubbles and the Forecastability of Gold Returns (and Volatility)."
Tuesday, June, 21 Second Annual PhD Workshop in Economics

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