Academic Seminar Series

First Semester 2024

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

Wednesday, February, 28


Prof. Mark Collinson
(University of the Witwatersrand)
"Making use of SAPRIN Longitudinal Data for Studying Demographic, Socio-Economic and Health Dynamics."

Monday, March, 11

Dr. Allan Davids
(University of Cape Town)
"Without Reserve: Home Foreclosure Discounts."
Monday, April, 08

Ms. Sarah Nandnaba
(ENS Paris-Saclay)
"Climate Risk Management in the Global South:  Policy Implementation, Financial Instruments, and Ecosystem Valuation."

Wednesday, April, 10

Dr. Michael Rogans
(University of the Witwatersrand)
"Bayesian Credibility Theory."
Monday, April, 15

Dr. Tara Weinberg
(University of the Witwatersrand)
"Land Bonds: Law, Credit and Black Land Buyers’ Making of Collective Property Ownership in the 20th Century."

Wednesday, April, 17

Prof. Goodness C. Aye
(Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi)
"Beyond the Threshold: Unraveling the Effects of Economic Policy Uncertainty on Agricultural Growth in Nigeria."
Monday, April, 22

Dr. Mpoifeng Molefinyane and Prof. Nicky Nicholls
(University of Pretoria)
"Does the Level of Corruption in Society Predict Individual Beliefs and Behaviour?"

Monday, May, 06

Dr. Aimable Nsabimana
"Have We Recovered Yet? Health Pandemic, Job Losses and Recovery in South Africa."

Thursday, May, 09

Dr. Andrea F. Presbitero
(The International Monetary Fund (IMF))
"Trading Places: Real Spillovers from G20 Emerging Markets."

Monday, May, 13

Mr. Fouche Venter
(ERSA and DNA Economics)
"ERSA University Roadshow - Introduction."

Wednesday, May, 15


Monday, May, 20

Dr. Camille Castelyn
(University of Pretoria)

Wednesday, May, 22


Monday, May, 27

Ms. Motlatsi Gabaocwe
(University of Pretoria)
"Export-Oriented Strategy for Jobs and Industrial Growth in South Africa: A Dynamic CGE Analysis."

Monday, June, 03 Dr. Aylit Romm
(University of the Witwatersrand)
Wednesday, June, 05 Prof. Rangan Gupta
(University of Pretoria)
Tuesday, July, 09 Fourth Annual Pretoria-Stellenbosch PhD Workshop in Economics

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