The academic year is now winding down and though there is still a bit of marking to do, papers to review and a meeting or two to attend in the next week or so, this blog is going on holiday.
I would like to thank, on behalf of the School, all the contributors and our loyal readers. Over the course of the year we made 59 posts that had some 20227 views. A few highlights of the year include:
- The launch of Prof Wilma Viviers’ WTO chair.
- Our top post is still The impact of tourism on poverty in South Africa.
- Followed by The strong-rand, weak-rand debate.
We made a number of posts with news from the School, about seminars and conferences and student achievers. We also started to share resources for high school-level Economics and there are big plans for 2015.
We also made a number of posts about research done in the School and you can catch up with those here:
- On volunteers and volunteerism in South Africa
- On export opportunities
- On tourism and community development
- On tipping (it is not a city in China)
- On the African Union
- On the economic benefits of shale gas
- On casual work and policy implications
- On the SA stock market’s response to instability
- On the informal labour market, specifically street waste pickers
- On hedge fund performance evaluation
Here is to a blessed holiday season and happy 2015!