Last week the School of Economics relocated to Cape Town for the biennial meeting of the Economic Society of South Africa at UCT. We presented an range of papers:
- Marianne Matthee and Maria Santana Gallego, Trade margins of South Africa: A gravity model approach
- Ewert Kleynhans and Moloto Joe Sekhobela Sekhobela, Intellectual capital of the various manufacturing sectors of South Africa
- Henri Bezuidenhout and Sonja Grater, The dimensions of FDI in the tourism sector in Africa
- Alicia Fourie and Waldo Krugell, Economic literacy of introductory economic students in South Africa: Is it on track?
- Neil Rankin, Marianne Matthee, Tasha Naughtin and Carli Bezuidenhout, Extensive and intensive margins of exporting and productivity amongst South African firms
- Ermie Steenkamp, Sonja Grater and Wilma Viviers, Identifying market access opportunities of South Africa’s exports in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Anmar Pretorius and Alain Kabundi, A factor analysis of global stock market integration
- Sandra Makumbirofa and Andrea Saayman, Forecasting demand for qualified labour in the South African hotel industry
- Kotie Viljoen, Derick Blaauw and Rinie Schenck, Picking waste for a “dollar or a dime”: An income analysis of street waste pickers in South Africa’s informal economy
- Henry Cockeran and Waldo Krugell, Measuring South Africa’s susceptibility to crises
- Tasha Naughtin, Neil Rankin and Marianne Matthee, The South African Exporter’s Missing Productivity Premium: A characteristic of the data or something more?
- Ernst Idsardi, Ermie Steenkamp, Wilma Viviers and Herman van Schalkwyk, South Africa’s Agro-complex: Creating Employment and Export Opportunities Through Diversification
- Derick Blaauw, Rinie Schenck and Anmar Pretorius, “The times they are a changing”: The changing nature of day labouring in South Africa’s informal economy
- Carike Claassen, Alain Kabundi and Elsabe Loots, Co-movement between China and advanced economies: recoupling or decoupling?
Extraordinary Professor Peet Strydom also made two presentations:
- Peet Strydom, Capital in the twenty-first century: Different views on Thomas Piketty
- Peet Strydom, Labour’s declining income share
And Prof Raymond Parsons spoke on the topic: Piketty on inequality – new light on an old story?
One of our Mafikeng colleagues also presented a paper:
- J. Hinaunye Eita, The Role of Governance Indicators in Stock Market Development of Selected Sub-Saharan Economies
A special word of thanks to John Luiz and the organising committee for all the hard work that goes into a memorable conference.