Past Seminars: 2022_2

Second 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

Thursday, July, 28

Dr. Jéssica Gagete-Miranda
(University of Milano-Bicocca)
"Quotas, Law Enforcement, and the Employment of People with Disabilities: Evidence from Brazil."
Wednesday, August, 3 Dr. Lucas A. Mariani
(University of Milano-Bicocca)
"Bank Branches, Crime and Financial Technology Adoption: Evidence from Brazil."
Monday, August, 22 Mr. Dumakude Nxumalo
(University of Pretoria)
"Estimating Bank Substitutability using Personal Transactional Account Usage in South Africa."
Wednesday, September, 7 Prof. Kasper Kragh Balke
(University of Oslo)
"Down-Payment Requirements and Consumption Responses to Income Shocks."
Wednesday, September, 14 Prof. Guangling Liu
(Stellenbosch University)
"The Roots of Current Inflation: A New Fiscal Policy Rule."
Monday, October, 3 Dr. Farai Nyika
"Impact of Migration on Non-Migrant School Completion Rates and Enrolment in South Africa."
Monday, October, 17 Dr. Dambala Gelo Kutela
(University of the Witwatersrand)
"The Causal Effect of Income on Household Energy Transition: Evidence from Old Age Pension Eligibility in South Africa."
Wednesday, October, 19 Mr. Vincent G.G. Phiri
(University of Pretoria)
"Short-Term Economic Effects of Investments in Freight Rail Infrastructure in South Africa: A CGE Analysis."
Monday, October, 24 Dr. Allan Davids
(University of Cape Town)
"Diffuse Bunching with Frictions: Theory and Estimation."
Wednesday, October, 26 Prof. Kevin Kotzé
(University of Cape Town)
"Big Data Forecasting of South African Inflation."
Monday, October, 31 Dr. Romain Houssa
(Université de Namur)
"Welfare effects of Domestic Resource Mobilisation in West Africa."
Wednesday, November, 2 Ms. Anneri Oosthuizen
(University of Pretoria)
"Female Empowerment and Climate Change."
Monday, November, 7 Prof. Jan van Heerden
(University of Pretoria)
"The Economic Effects of the SRD Grants in South Africa: A CGE Analysis."
Wednesday, November, 9 Ms. Michelle Pleace
(University of Pretoria)
"South Africa’s Gender Wage Gap in the Formal Economy."
Thursday, November, 10 Prof. Kunal Sen
(United Nations University-World Institute for Development
Economics Research (UNU-WIDER))
"The Labour Market Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns: Evidence from Ghana."

Monday, November, 28 - Tuesday, November, 29

(Leadership Centre)

Workshop on Emerging Markets Back in the Spotlight: Risks and Policy Options 

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