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  • EMS Dean's List Awards function honours academic excellence

    Posted on June 06, 2017

    Prof Elsabé Loots, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria, hosted top academic achievers in the Faculty at the prestigious annual Dean's List Awards function on 16 May 2017.

  • Opinion: Growth is dying as the silver bullet for success. Why this may be a good thing

    Posted on May 31, 2017

    Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti writes about how growth is dying as the silver bullet for success and why this may be a good thing in an article that recently appeared on The Conversation.

  • EMS academics celebrated at UP Academic Achievers Awards

    Posted on May 15, 2017

    A number of academics from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences were celebrated when the University of Pretoria hosted its annual Academic Achievers Awards on 9 May 2017.

  • UP MasterCard Foundation Scholars graduate with distinctions

    Posted on May 10, 2017

    Two University of Pretoria (UP) graduates from the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program graduated with an astounding number of distinctions this term. Jackline Muhanika received 30 distinctions over the course of her studies, while Revingstone Mwalugha received 17.

  • EMS tops the local 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject

    Posted on March 09, 2017

    This year's edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject was published on 8 March 2017. The University of Pretoria has been ranked first in South Africa for Accounting and Finance, and placed in the 151–200 band (the top 4% of all participating institutions worldwide).

  • Dr Marius van Oordt wins Tax Thesis Competition

    Posted on October 20, 2016

    Dr Marius van Oordt, a Senior Lecturer with the African Tax Institute (ATI) at the University of Pretoria, has been announced as the 2016 winner in the doctoral category of the national Tax Thesis Competition.

  • EMS spring graduation ceremony

    Posted on September 19, 2016

    The beginning of spring marked a time of celebration when the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences held its graduation ceremony in the Rembrandt Hall at the LC de Villiers Sports Campus on 2 September 2016.

  • The changing role of central banks and what South Africans should look out for

    Posted on September 14, 2016

    Prof Danny Bradlow, SARCHI Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations at UP, recently spoke to The Conversation Africa about the changing role of central banks and what South Africans should look out for.

  • UP academic considers cost of hosting Olympics on African soil

    Posted on August 31, 2016

    Dr Heinrich Bohlmann, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria, was recently interviewed on BBC's 'Focus on Africa' segment regarding the possibility of Africa hosting the Olympic Games and what the associated costs would be.

  • Opinion: A chaotic Gordhan exit will make junk status downgrade a 'no-brainer'

    Posted on August 26, 2016

    According to Dr Conrad Beyers from the Department of Actuarial Science at the University of Pretoria, it is clear that credit rating agencies regard politically related risks as the single major factor that may influence their rating decisions for South Africa.

  • Department of Economics hosts Econometric Society

    Posted on August 12, 2016

    The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences organised and hosted the Econometric Society Africa Region Meetings at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate in the Kruger National Park from 25 to 29 July 2016.

  • 21st Century Challenges discussed at Elsevier’s Energy Systems Conference 2016

    Posted on July 22, 2016

    Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz of the Department of Economics presented her research paper at the Energy Systems Conference 2016, themed ‘21st Century Challenges’, held at Westminster, London, on 14 and 15 June.

  • Research on water tax featured as Editor's Pick on UNESCO forum

    Posted on May 24, 2016

    An article written by three staff members of UP's Department of Economics was featured as the Editor's Pick on the Global Water Forum, an online resource publishing concise, open-access articles from leading researchers on water governance, policy and science.

  • The South African economy - time to face the music

    Posted on March 10, 2016

    The Department of Library Services recently hosted the Efficient Group economist Francois Stoffberg, who gave a lecture titled 'The South African economy - time to face the music'.

  • 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...

  • Economics students visit Fordham University

    Posted on July 31, 2015

    The annual exchange of students between the University of Pretoria and Fordham University in New York continued this year with eight of the Department of Economics’ best and brightest completing two of the three modules in the Emerging Markets programme presented by Fordham. During August...

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