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Podcasts

In these podcasts, Margaux G, explores topical economic issues with experienced and knowledgeable people in the field. We gain insights from the latest research and developments and learn how these perspectives can impact policy in South Africa.

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Prof. Estian Calitz on Fiscal Sustainability in South Africa: what are the shortcomings we face?

Wed, 08 July 2020

Shortly after the Minister of Finance gave his Supplementary Budget Speech, ERSA’s host, Margaux G met up with Prof. Estian Calitz, an Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of...Read more

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Dr David Fowkes on QE and central bank balance sheet policies: Does South Africa have ‘magic money’?

Wed, 24 June 2020

Shortly after the Governor of the SARB gave his speech about the future of Monetary Policy in South Africa, ERSA’s host Margaux G met up with Dr David Fowkes, a...Read more

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Prof Johannes W. Fedderke on the South African – US sovereign bond spread: how is this associated with macroeconomic variables?

Wed, 27 May 2020

In this podcast, Prof. Johannes W. Fedderke, the Director of ERSA speaks to our host, Margaux G about his research on the South African – US sovereign bond spread. The cost that the South African...Read more

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Dr Neryvia Pillay Bell on the Fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa: spending 10% of GDP

Thu, 23 April 2020

In this podcast Dr Neryvia Pillay Bell, a Policy Associate at ERSA and Senior Economics Lecturer at the University of Cape Town, discusses how South Africa’s labour market and the government...Read more

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Manoel Bittencourt on COVID-19 Economic Facts in South Africa

Wed, 08 April 2020

In this insightful video, Prof. Manoel Bittencourt, from Wits University’s Department of Economics and Finance, discusses the latest figures relating to the Coronavirus pandemic in South Africa....Read more

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Alex van den Heever on South Africa’s public healthcare response to the COVID-19 pandemic: learning from TB, SARS and MERS?

Wed, 08 April 2020

In this podcast Prof. Alex van den Heever, the Chair of Social Security at the Wits School of Governance discusses how South Africa’s public healthcare system is handling the COVID-19 pandemic....Read more

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Chris Loewald on the Monetary Policy response to the Coronavirus pandemic in South Africa: why buffers matter

Mon, 06 April 2020

Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic and an economic downgrade, we speak to Dr Chris Loewald shortly after the Monetary Policy Review. As the Head of the Research Department at the Reserve Bank, and a...Read more

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Nicola Viegi on the South African economic response to the Coronavirus: policies and protection

Mon, 06 April 2020

Nicola Viegi, Deputy Director of ERSA, talks with Margaux G on the South African economic response to the Coronavirus. Health intervention and household support is the first priority, but policies...Read more

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Nicola Viegi on the potential impact of the Coronavirus on South Africa: policy co-ordination and resilience

Thu, 26 March 2020

In this podcast, Prof. Nicola Viegi, the Deputy Director of ERSA and SARB Chair in Monetary Policy Studies at the University of Pretoria, discusses the unprecedented nature of the Coronavirus...Read more

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Prof. Johanne Fedderke on the differential impact of the Coronavirus as of end of March 2020: learnings from Germany and South Korea

Thu, 26 March 2020

Professor Johannes W. Fedderke, the Director of ERSA speaks to our host, Margaux G about the initial impact of the Coronavirus on the world. Exploring the differential impact across countries by...Read more

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