The Economic Research Southern Africa webinars on ‘Structural Constraints on the Economy, Growth and Political Economy’ bring together scholars and practitioners of growth and political economy of Africa. The webinars reflect the current state of research in growth and political economy, and provide a forum for exchange for scholars and practitioners.
In addition to invited international speakers, Southern African-based scholars and practitioners on growth and political economy of Africa interested in giving a webinar may contact [email protected]
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Some of these webinars are available from here.
Past Events (2021):
- Monday 14 June, Robin Burgess (London School of Economics), 'Why Do People Stay Poor?'
- Monday 17 May, Nathan Nunn (Harvard University), 'Transhumant Pastoralism, Climate Change, and Conflict in Africa'
- Monday 12 April, Claudio Ferraz (University of British Columbia), 'Agrarian Elites, Education, and Long-Term Development'
- Tuesday 16 March, Elias Papaioannou (London Business School), 'Religion and Educational Mobility in Africa'
- Monday 15 February, Johan Fourie (Stellenbosch University), 'Health Inequality and the 1918 Influenza in South Africa'
Past Events (2020):
- Monday 16 November, Douglas Gollin (University of Oxford), 'Perpetual Motion: Human Mobility and Spatial Frictions in Three African Countries'
- Monday 14 September, Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University), 'Apart but Connected: Online Tutoring to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on Educational Inequality'
- Monday 24 August, Rodrigo Soares (Columbia University), 'Socially Optimal Crime and Punishment'
- Monday 17 August, Andrea Presbitero (IMF and Johns Hopkins University), 'Financial Access under the Microscope'
- Monday 03 August, Daron Acemoglu (MIT), 'Optimal Targeted Lockdowns in a Multi-Group SIR Model'
- Monday 27 July, Krisztina Kis-Katos (University of Goettingen), 'Palm Oil and the Politics of Deforestation in Indonesia'
- Monday 20 July, James Fenske (University of Warwick), 'Tradition and Mortality: Evidence from Twin Infanticide in Africa'
- Monday 13 July, Christian Bjornskov (Aarhus University and IFN, Stockholm), 'Late Colonial Antecedents of Modern Democracy'
- Monday 08 June, Sebastian Vollmer (University of Goettingen), 'COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries'
- Monday 01 June, Peter Rosendorff (New York University), 'Financial Statecraft: Government Choice of Debt instruments'
- Monday 25 May, Nonso Obikili (ERSA and Stellenbosch University), 'When Women March: The 1929 Aba Women’s Tax Revolt and Gender Gaps in Political Participation in Nigeria'
- Monday 18 May, Paul M. Vaaler (University of Minnesota), 'How Do Women Differ from Men as Venture Funders? Theory and Evidence from Migrants and their Remittances to Developing Countries'
Convenor: Manoel Bittencourt (ERSA and University of Pretoria)