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Representivity, Diversity, and Gender in Economics in South Africa

Representivity, Diversity, and Gender in Economics in South Africa

Date & time: 
Selected Tuesdays 4-5pm (CAT)

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 Representivity, Diversity and Gender Workshop 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 RD Webinar. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to participants on the day of the seminar.



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?"