Research News

  • ESSA Founders' medal awarded to Economics student

    Posted on February 15, 2016

    Mr Jaco Weidemann was awarded the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) Founders' Medal for his master's thesis, completed in 2014.

  • Economics energy team attends International Renewable Energy Conference

    Posted on October 20, 2015

    Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz, accompanied by her two PhD students Mrs Jessika Bohlmann and Mrs Amandine Nakumuryango, as well as Dr Heinrich Bohlmann, all from the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, attended the South African International Renewable Conference...

  • Announcement of the 2015 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences

    Posted on October 12, 2015

    The announcement of the 2015 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences today (12 October) will be celebrated in the Musaion on the UP campus with the hosting of the annual Nobel Lecture Series by National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Swedish Embassy.

  • Paper on the effect of global capital flows receives award

    Posted on October 06, 2015

    Professor Nicola Viegi of the Department of Economics and his PhD student Haakon Kavli received the award for best paper in macroeconomics at the Economic Society of South Africa Conference, held in September 2015.

  • Economics student receives medal for research on renewable energy

    Posted on September 18, 2015

    Exceptionally relevant and important research regarding renewable energy in South Africa was recognised on national level when Mr Jaco Weideman received the Economic Society South Africa (ESSA) Founders Medal for Masters Research 2015 at ESSA’s Biennal Conference, held in September 2015 at...

  • UP economist ranked ninth among global young economists

    Posted on April 30, 2015

    Prof Rangan Gupta of the Department of Economics was recently ranked ninth globally among young economists who received their PhD degrees less than 15 years ago. The pool of eligible candidates included more than 28 500 economists.

  • Research on SA economics presented in Greece

    Posted on January 27, 2015

    Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz of the Department of Economics visited the University of Macedonia in Greece and presented her current research. The topic of her presentation was “Environmental Kuznets Curve in South Africa: to confirm or not to confirm?”.

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