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  • UP makes Business and Economics debut on THE subject ranking

    Posted on October 18, 2018

    The University of Pretoria has made its debut on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject for Business and Economics, which incorporates the subject areas of business and management, accounting and finance as well as economics and econometrics. The recently released...

  • EMS top achievers honoured at Allan Gray awards function

    Posted on October 17, 2018

    Allan Gray, Africa's largest privately-owned investment management company, annually hosts an awards function to honour the top achievers in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

  • UP economics PhD graduate taught herself matric higher maths

    Posted on September 07, 2018

    Tumisang Loate taught herself higher grade maths when she was in grade 12. This week, she became Dr Loate when she was awarded her PhD in Economics at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences graduation ceremony.

  • Women’s month: Spotlight on EMS achievers

    Posted on August 24, 2018

    The national commemoration of Women’s Month offers an opportunity to not only pay homage to the women who took to the streets in 1956 to march against the unjust pass laws of the day, but also to celebrate a new generation of women who have taken the baton forward and are making a...

  • City of Tshwane benefits from Economics lectures

    Posted on August 08, 2018

    During July 2018, Dr Heinrich Bohlmann presented two lectures on economic modelling to City of Tshwane officials, including Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga, and various local and international delegates as part of the two-week long Inbound Economic Modelling and Benchmark Study 2018, hosted by the...

  • Economics hosts workshop for government officials

    Posted on August 02, 2018

    Prof Jan van Heerden and Dr Heinrich Bohlmann from UP’s Department of Economics and experts from the Centre of Policy Studies at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, hosted an economic model handover and training workshop for Gauteng Provincial Government officials during April 2018.

  • EMS honours research and teaching excellence

    Posted on June 21, 2018

    Academic staff in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were honoured for the excellence they achieved in teaching and learning, as well as research, at the prestigious annual EMS Awards Function, which was held on 6 June 2018.

  • South African Association for Energy Economics launched

    Posted on May 10, 2018

    Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz from the Department of Economics is the founding President of the South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE), the 30th recognised affiliate of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), which was launched in Pretoria on 26 April 2018.

  • Department of Economics co-hosts IAEE Energy Summit with City of Tshwane

    Posted on December 06, 2017

    On 1 November 2017, the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria, in partnership with the City of Tshwane, hosted the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) South Africa Summit at the Protea Hotel Fire and Ice!, Pretoria.

  • Regional General Equilibrium Modelling Course hosted at University of Pretoria

    Posted on November 22, 2017

    During the week of 18 to 22 September 2017, the Department of Economics in UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences hosted a Regional General Equilibrium Modelling training course in collaboration with colleagues from the Centre of Policy Studies in Melbourne, Australia.

  • EMS academics inaugurated into prestigious science academies

    Posted on October 16, 2017

    The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) hosted its annual awards ceremony on 11 October 2017, where new members of ASSAf and the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) were also inaugurated.

  • ATI students soared during September

    Posted on September 13, 2017

    A student of Prof Riël Franzsen, SARChI Chair in Tax Policy and Governance and Director of the African Tax Institute in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Dr Carika Fritz, obtained a doctorate degree in law (LLD) at the September 2017 graduation ceremony.

  • Women in Science Awards 2017 honours three UP scientists

    Posted on August 24, 2017

    University of Pretoria scientists were honoured at last Thursday's Women in Science Awards (WISA 2017), hosted by Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor.

  • Prof Inglesi-Lotz honoured at DST Women in Science Awards

    Posted on August 18, 2017

    Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz, an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria, was named the Distinguished Young Woman Researcher in the Humanities and Social Sciences category at the Department of Science and Technology (DST)'s annual Women in Science Awards on 17...

  • ATI celebrates 10 years and launch of the book, Property Tax in Africa

    Posted on August 17, 2017

    The African Tax Institute (ATI) at the University of Pretoria recently celebrated its tenth anniversary with a dinner for representatives of the university's management, the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, as well as the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, based in Cambridge,...

  • Alternative currencies are the future: why it matters for development

    Posted on July 13, 2017

    Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti from the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria, discusses the future of alternative currencies and why it matters for development.

  • Research and teaching excellence celebrated at EMS Awards

    Posted on June 28, 2017

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences celebrated the excellent research and teaching and learning achievements of academic staff members at the prestigious annual EMS Awards Function, which was held on 21 June 2017.

  • Opinion: How to create jobs in the age of robots and low growth

    Posted on June 26, 2017

    Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti, a full professor of Political Economy and founding director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria, discusses how jobs can be created in the age of robots and low growth in an article that recently appeared on The...

  • Opinion: The path towards a 'human economy' needs no help from elitist agendas

    Posted on June 09, 2017

    Dr Jason Musyoka, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Human Economy Programme, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at UP, discusses the path towards a 'human economy' in article that recently appeared on The Conversation.

  • EMS Autumn 2017 Graduations

    Posted on June 06, 2017

    The Autumn 2017 Graduation Ceremonies of UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were recently held at the Rembrandt Hall at the LC de Villiers Sports Campus.

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