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Bridging the Divide in Economics


Looking for the training workshops? See Bridging the Divide Training Courses

South Africa has had its fair share of issues with regards to the participation and contribution of various groups in society. These issues cut across various social cleavages such as race and gender. The study and practice of economics in South Africa has not been spared from these wider societal issues.

To promote research on these issues and to devise a strategy for inclusiveness going forward, the ERSA Bridging the Divide Workshops will take place as a series of online discussions. If you would like to attend please send an email to [email protected] with the subject titled BD Discussion. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to participants on the day of the seminar.

Upcoming events
Apr 08 2021
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Bridging the Divide in Economics 1

The ERSA Bridging the Divide in Economics initiative focuses on representativity and diversity in the South African economics profession. Last year, ERSA held the first series of webinars on this ...

Bridging the Divide in Economics
Past events
  • Tuesday 12 May: Biniam E. Bedasso (CABRI), "College Major Choice and Neighbourhood Effects in a Historically Segregated Society: Evidence from South Africa"


  • Tuesday, 2 June: Siobhan Hitchcock (Rhodes), "Gender Bias in the Field of Economics: An Analysis of South African Academia"

  • Tuesday, 23 June: Kehinde Omotoso (Unisa), "Gender Differences in Learners’ Access to National Mathematics Workbooks: Are there Implications for the Study and Practice of Economics?"