Conference news: ESSA2013 Reply


This week UFS and Bloemfontein is playing host to some of the best brains in Economics research in South Africa at the Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa.

There are many interesting papers on the programme. Check out the web site at

Staff of the School of Economics will also present their latest work:

  • Waldo Krugell with Melville Saayman: Willingness to pay for a green event – evidence from the Wacky Wine Festival.
  • Francois van Dyk (PhD student) with Gary van Vuuren: Hedge fund performance evaluation using the Sharpe and Omega ratios.
  • Anmar Pretorius with Alain Kabundi: South Africa’s stock market integration with developed and emerging markets.
  • Carike Claasen with Elsabe Loots and Alain Kabundi: Decoupling between emerging and advanced economies: An exploratory analysis.
  • Ewert Kleynhans: A microeconomic analysis of the level of optimisation of the capital and labour input base of the South African petroleum industry.
  • Requier Wait with Riaan Rossouw: The economic benefits of shale gas extraction in the Southern Karoo.
  • Ferdinand Niyimbanira (PhD student) with Waldo Krugell: More about the good Samaritans: Characteristics of volunteers in South Africa.
  • Alicia Fourie: Determining the efficiency of the TUCE in South Africa.

You can follow our updates under the essa2013 hashtag on Twitter.

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