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  • UP Economics student takes third spot at Budget Speech Competition

    Posted on March 18, 2022

    Mzuvukile Skwatsha, a PhD student in the Department of Economics, was elated when he was named second runner-up in the postgraduate category of the Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition.

  • ‘There is no short cut to success,’ says UP’s top economics researcher

    Posted on January 20, 2022

    “I just love doing research, asking questions and looking for answers. With economics not being a lab-focused discipline, I need to ensure that the research that I do adds value not only to the discipline, but also possibly to economic agents such as policy makers and investors,” says...

  • Two UP academics feature on prestigious Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers List 2021

    Posted on November 16, 2021

    Clarivate has recognised UP researchers Profs Rangan Gupta and Mike Wingfield as Highly Cited Researchers 2021, as demonstrated by the production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1%.

  • Alumnus profile: Ayrton Amaral

    Posted on October 11, 2021

    The ‘thrill’ experienced when overcoming the many challenges life throws our way, has always and continues to motivate esteemed alumnus Ayrton Amaral. He is currently studying for his Master’s degree in Economics at the University of Amsterdam.

  • UP professor takes up reigns as Economic Society of South Africa President

    Posted on October 07, 2021

    UP congratulates Professor Heinrich Bohlmann on his election as President of the Economic Society of South Africa for the 2021-2023 term. Prof Bohlmann was ESSA Vice-President from 2019-2021.

  • EXPERT OPINION: Energy transitions – The role of institutions and market structures

    Posted on October 07, 2021

    With policymakers in pursuit of sustainable solutions for the global environmental crisis, the value of good governance should be seen as the first and main tool for achieving climate change mitigation, writes UP’s Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz.

  • Alumna profile: Tina Mabugu

    Posted on September 27, 2021

    Following her formal education, alumna Tina Mabugu intends pursuing activities that she believes “will contribute to sustainable development and hence, the betterment of others, particularly those who are most vulnerable”.

  • UP's Department of Economics celebrates 100 years

    Posted on September 21, 2021

    The Department of Economics celebrates a 100 years and is one of the country's leading economics departments. It has leveraged its proximity to South African policy-makers and financial institutions to contribute to the development of a sound economic policy for South Africa and other countries...

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