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ERSA Seminar on Industrial Organization and the Economics of Digital Transformation

ERSA Seminar on Industrial Organization and the Economics of Digital Transformation

Zoom invite is distributed before each seminar.
Date & time: 
Wednesdays, 14:00 (CAT)

The objective of this virtual seminar is to bring together South African and international researchers working on questions related to Industrial Economics and Digital Transformation, exchange ideas and provide feedback in order to expand research capacity and feed into research-driven policy making on the African continent.

The seminar takes place on Wednesdays at 14:00 (South African time) via Zoom. Meeting code will be distributed per email before each seminar. Register here to receive seminar annoucements.

If you are interested in presenting your research, please, contact Lukasz Grzybowski: [email protected]

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Past events: 
  • July 29: Ryan Hawthorne (Acacia Economics): "Narrowing the 'digital divide': the role of complementarities between fixed and mobile data in South Africa"

  • July 15: Catia Batista (Nova School of Business and Economics): "Is Mobile Money Changing Rural Africa? Evidence from a Field Experiment"

  • July 8: Shilpa Aggarwal (Indian School of Business): "Saving for multiple financial needs: Evidence from lockboxes and mobile money in Malawi"

  • July 1: Valentin Lindlacher (ifo Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich): "The digital divide in Sub-Saharan Africa: How does broadband Internet affect agglomeration"

  • June 17: Georges Vivien Houngbonon (International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group): "Access to electricity and digital connectivity: Evidence from mobile phone metadata"

  • June 10: Alison Gillwald (Research ICT Africa): "New digital deal for South Africa: addressing digital inequality for post COVID-19 economic and social reconstruction"

  • June 3: Onkokame Mothobi (University of Botswana): “Mobile phones and financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa”

  • May 27: Roan Minnie (University of Stellenbosch), "Bargaining competition and vertical mergers"

  • May 20: Wawa Nkosi (University of Stellenbosch), "Cartels and cartel enforcement in South Africa"
  • May 13: Prince Changole (University of Stellenbosch), "Merger enforcement in South Africa"

  • May 6: Willem Boshoff (University of Stellenbosch), "Excessive pricing during Covid-19"

  • April 29: Daniela Bove (Competition Commission), “Smart regulation in the digital ecosystem: Is South Africa fit for the Digital Age”

  • April 15: Lukasz Grzybowski (UCT) “Impact of roaming regulation on revenues and prices of mobile operators in the EU”, joint with Angela Munoz