Over the past few weeks staff of the School of Economics presented papers at local and international conferences.
Prof Marianne Matthee presented a paper at the European Trade Studies Group (ETSG) conference in Munich, Germany. Her paper, with Neil Rankin of Stellenbosch University and Tom Ferole of the World Bank, examined the diversification of South Africa’s exports. Specifically, they looked at the intensive and extensive margin of exports and how these changed due to the global financial crisis.
If you want to catch up with some of the papers presented at the conference, have a look at the Storify of Prof Krugell’s tweets from the ETSG.
Locally Prof Derick Blaauw attended an Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) Research Workshop on SA Political Economy / Public Choice Economics at the Soweto Hotel and Conference Centre in Johannesburg from 18 – 19 September 2014. He was the co-author of a paper with Dr Christie Schoeman (UJ) of a paper entitled: How evolving uncertainty can lead to a constitutional crisis in a post-conflict society.