Past Seminars: 2023_2

Second Semester 2023

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

Friday, August, 4

(9:00-11:30; Future Africa, Hillcrest Campus)

Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
(Minister of Electricity, Republic of South Africa)
Energy Sovereignty in the Context of the Sustainable and Just Energy Transition.

Monday, August, 14

(Graduate Centre, Room 1-64)

Prof. Dan Ben-Moshe
(Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
"Regulations and Frontier Supply."

Monday, August, 14 - Friday, August, 18 

Prof. Jeffrey S. Racine
(McMaster University)
"Nonparametric Workshop in R."

Monday, August, 21

(Graduate Centre, Room 1-68)

Prof. Jeffrey S. Racine
(McMaster University)
"Locally Adaptive Online Functional Data Analysis."

Tuesday, August, 22

(Graduate Centre, Room 1-68)

Dr. Jessica Gagete-Miranda
(University of Milano-Bicocca)
"An Aspiring Friend Is a Friend Indeed: On the Mechanisms Behind Peer Influences on Human Capital  Accumulation."

Wednesday, August, 23

(Graduate Centre, Room 1-68)

Dr. Richard Kima
"Accounting for Australia’s Resilience to Recessions."

Monday, August, 28

(Graduate Centre, Room 1-68)

Dr. Lucas A. Mariani
(University of Milano-Bicocca)
"Unleashing International Trade through Financial Integration: Evidence from a Cross-Border Payment System."

Thursday, August, 31

(11:00-12:00; Graduate Centre, Room 1-68)

Prof. Ayanendranath Basu
(Indian Statistica Institute, Kolkata)
"Robust Statistical Inference based on the Density Power Divergence."
Monday, September, 11 Prof. Simon Quinn
(Imperial College Business School)
"Matching, Management and the Search for Work: A Field Experiment using Mechanism Design."
Tuesday, September, 12 - Thursday, September, 14  "The Economic Society of South Africa Biennial Conference."

Wednesday, September, 27


Prof. Malcolm Keswell
(University of Cape Town)
"Activating Social Capital among Young People in South Africa."

Wednesday, October, 4

(Tukkiewerf, Room 1-19)

Prof. Alexander Zimper
(University of Pretoria)
"Financial Regulation."
Monday, October, 9 Mr. Mupingashato Luke Tafadzwa 
(University of Witwatersrand)
"The Nexus of Trade Misinvoicing, Financial System Development and Institutions in Selected African Economies (2000-2015)."

Wednesday, October, 18 - Thursday, October, 19

(Copper Lab, 10:00-16:30)

Prof. Massimiliano Caporin
(University of Padova)
"Workshop on High-Frequency Data."
Monday, October, 30 Dr. Carolyn Chisadza
(University of Pretoria)
"Development Aid for Health and Conflict Relapse."

Monday, November, 6

(Tukkiewerf, Room 1-19)

Dr. Richard Kima
"Estimating the Macroeconomic Costs of Power Outages in South Africa."
Wednesday, November, 8 Prof. Rangan Gupta
(University of Pretoria)
"Climate Change and Growth Dynamics."
Wednesday, December, 6 - Friday, December, 8 Ph.D. Workshop

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