News from the School Reply

October is just flying and in the School of Economics we have been busy with the last few assessments and sorting out the participation marks ahead of the exam. We do have a few small bits of news.

20141017_092001On Friday Dr Andre Heymans and a group of Honours students visited Senwes. They were treated to the whole tour and learned more about the trading and hedging done by this major agriculture player.

Earlier this month Prof Derick Blaauw attended an ERSA workshop of the Micro-, Labour Economics and Poverty group in Ballito. The topic of the Workshop was the foundations of Labour Economics. During the Workshop prominent labour economists from UKZN, UCT and Stellenbosch University presented lectures on the essential foundations of labour economics. Topics covered included:

  • Schooling and Earnings,
  • Discrimination,
  • Labour Demand,
  • Labour Supply and
  • Aggregate labour markets

This will form the foundation of future labour workshops, sponsored by ERSA.


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