Academic Seminar Series

First Semester 2019

Seminars are held in Tukkiewerf, Room [1-37], at 13:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays. 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!

Seminars
 
Date Presenter, Affiliation and Topic
Wednesday, January, 16 Prof. Theodore Panagiotidis
(University of Macedonia)
"Twitter versus Traditional News Media: Evidence for the Sovereign Bond Markets."
Wednesday, January, 30 Prof. Theophile Azomahou
(CNRS, University of Clermont Auvergne, CERDI, Maastricht University)
"Complementarity Versus Substitution in Programmes Package: Evidence on Deworming and School Feeding in Rural Senegal."
Monday, February, 18 Ms. Theshne Kisten
(University of Pretoria)
"A Financial Stress Index for South Africa: A Time-Varying Correlation Approach."
Monday, February, 25 Dr. Juan Paez-Farrell
(University of Sheffield)
"International Monetary Policy Coordination: A Robust Control Approach."
Monday, March, 4 Mr. Kuba Szczygielski
(University of Pretoria)
"Are Macroeconomic Factors Adequate Proxies for Systematic Influences in Stock Returns?"
Wednesday, March, 6 Dr. Goodness C. Aye
(University of Pretoria)
"Fiscal Policy Uncertainty and Economic Activity in South Africa: An Asymmetric Analysis."
Monday, March, 11 Prof. Alexander Zimper
(University of Pretoria)
"Bargaining Over Loan Contracts with Market-Savvyness Signaling."
Monday, March, 18 Prof. Frank Riedel
(Bielefeld University)
"Viability and Arbitrage under Knightian Uncertainty."
Monday, April, 8 Ms. Michelle Vogelzang
(J-PAL)
"J-PAL as a Potential Employer."
Wednesday, April, 17 Mr. Francois Stofberg
(University of Pretoria)
"Dynamic Fiscal Incidence Modelling in South Africa."
Monday, May, 13 Dr. Volker Schoer
(University of Witwatersrand)
"Findings from the Second Early Grade Reading Study: The Impact of an Instructional Change Intervention on English Literacy Performance."
Monday, May, 20 Prof. Daniela Casale
(University of Witwatersrand)
"Long-Term Effects of Exposure to War on Domestic Violence: Evidence from the Nigerian Civil War."
Wednesday, May, 22 Prof. Paul Alagidede
(University of Witwatersrand)
"The Political Economy of Disease Control: A Step Beyond ARV Therapy in a Randomized Clinical Trial of HIV/AIDS."
Monday, June, 3 Prof. Brian Dill
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"Development Figurations: Multiple Ways of Financing Public Goods."
Wednesday, June, 12 Prof. Rangan Gupta
(University of Pretoria)
"TBA."
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