Prizes and Awards

Introduction of Prizes to Best Economics Students in South Africa

Economic Research Southern Africa is pleased to announce the introduction of prizes to the best economics students in South Africa.

The motivation for this initiative is that in general, relative to accounting and finance related subjects, economics often has few prizes to award. In addition recognition for student performance is one of the key mechanisms departments have available in order to motivate students to continue with studies in economics.

To this end, ERSA is offering the following prizes for all universities in South Africa with an economics teaching programme. A monetary award for each year of study is proposed as follows:

  • R800 for the second placed student
  • R1000 for the first placed student

Associated with the prizes, the award winning students in third year, Honours, and Masters studies will be given preferential access to summer school courses run by ERSA.

Prizes to Best Economics Students in South Africa – 2015 Academic Year
Economic Research Southern Africa is pleased to continue the annual awarding of monetary prizes to the best Economics students in Southern Africa.View the Letter. Download the template.