Slavery and Economic History research in South Africa - An ERSA Research Workshop
The fourth ERSA Economic History Workshop in November will focus on African colonial history with an emphasis on the issue of African slavery. It will also provide us with an opportunity to finalize details about papers for a possible publication on the incorporation of 'new economic history' and its techniques and questions to the Southern African debates.
Monday, November 16, 2009 to Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Proposal to form a Public Economics Workgroup of Economic Research in Southern Africa
The National Treasury and Economic Research Southern Africa invite you to attend an initiating meeting of an ERSA public economics research group. With a view to promoting research in public economics and public finance and to encourage engagement between economists working in academic or research institutions and policy advisors or analysts, the ERSA Academic Board has agreed to support a Public Economics research programme. An initiating meeting will bring together researchers and advisors from government, academia and development institutions, to discuss possible focus areas and a work programme for the period ahead. The meeting is timed to overlap with the International Institute of Public Finance conference to be held in Cape Town in August 2009, and the workshop programme will include discussion of experience in other countries in strengthening linkages between researchers and practitioners.
Workshop date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Workshop location: Cape Town
SASI-ERSA Savings Workshop
This workshop takes place from August 4 to August 5, 2009 at the South Africa Reserve Bank. This workshop is jointly hosted by the South African Savings Institute and ERSA.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 to Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Workshop location: South Africa Reserve Bank
National Treasury-World Bank-ERSA Policy Modelling using Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Models Policy Seminar
We are pleased to announce a policy seminar on the practical application of CGE modelling. During the seminar a number of papers will be presented from both local and international experts on CGE modelling covering various topics including: Carbon taxation, Climate Change and Fiscal Policy, etc. The aim of this workshop is to illustrate the use of CGE models in policy analysis and to provide a forum for discussion. The policy seminar will be held from 28 to 29 May at the Kievits Kroon Country Estate, Pretoria. Places are limited and access to the policy seminar is at the discretion of the course organizers.
Thursday, May 28, 2009 to Friday, May 29, 2009
Workshop location: Kievits Kroon Country Estate, Pretoria
National Treasury/ERSA Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling Intermediate Course
We are happy to announce that Prof Rob Davies, Mr Dirk van Seventer and Dr Delfin Go will present an ERSA/National Treasury workshop on intermediate CGE modelling which will cover the following topics: Revision of the standard IFPRI CGE model, Dynamic CGE Modelling, Imperfect Competition and CGE Modelling. The aim of this workshop is to increase CGE modelling capacity within the region and to provide for networking opportunities amongst participants. The workshop will be held over the course of 3.5 days (May 25-28) at the National Treasury and followed by a policy seminar (May 28-29). Places are limited and access to the course is at the discretion of the course organizers.
Monday, May 25, 2009 to Thursday, May 28, 2009
Workshop location: National Treasury
ERSA Training & Networking Workshop
Assessing Future Economic Developments and Policy Evaluation using Aggregate Dynamic Macroeconomic Models: Methods and Applications, May 12-14, 2009, University of the Witwatersrand. This workshop is being jointly hosted by the Department of Economics and Econometrics, University of Johannesburg and the School of Economics and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 to Thursday, May 14, 2009
Workshop location: University of the Witwatersrand
ERSA Training Workshop - Financial Econometrics II
ERSA is pleased to announce a three day training workshop on Financial Econometrics to take place at the University of Stellenbosch from the 7 – 9 April 2009. This workshop will be led by Prof Stan Hurn, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Participants should have a grounding in Econometrics. Eviews and Matlab software will be used in the courses.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 to Thursday, April 9, 2009
Workshop location: University of Stellenbosch
Historic data and economic history research in South Africa
This workshop continues the strategic initiative for South African Economic History that started in 2007 with a training workshop presented by Prof James Robinson of Harvard University, followed by a successful networking workshop held in September 2008. At the September workshop two needs were identified: addressing the quantitative skills shortage, and furthering our knowledge of data available in South Africa. The workshop takes place 1 – 3 April 2009 at Glenburn Lodge, Muldersdrift.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 to Friday, April 3, 2009
Workshop location: Glenburn Lodge, Muldersdrift
Financial Instability: an Emerging Market Perspective
ERSA in collaboration with the Wits Business School is pleased to announce a 1.5 day workshop on ‘Financial Instability: an Emerging Market Perspectives’ to take place at The Spier Hotel, Stellenbosch on 26 and 27 March 2009. The workshop will serve as a forum to discuss the implications of current international financial instability on emerging market economies and to present ongoing research on the issue. The programme will include the presentation of 8-10 academic papers, a policy panel discussion and a special session with Professor Barry Eichengreen of the University of Berkley.
Thursday, March 26, 2009 to Friday, March 27, 2009
Workshop location: The Spier Hotel, Stellenbosch
Trade and Industrial Organization Workshop 2: Econometric Methods for Industrial Organization and Competition Policy
This one-and-a-half day workshop will be presented by Jim Levinsohn (University of Michigan). The workshop will focus on the application of discrete choice methods to estimate product demand. These tools have proved valuable in ascertaining the extent of competition and product differentiation and the value of new products.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 to Thursday, March 19, 2009
Workshop location: Premier Hotel Cape Manor, Cape Town
Programme Evaluation Course
Prof Sebastian Galiani (Washington University, St Louis) and Analia Olgiati from Princeton University will be presenting an econometrics course in programme evaluation from 9-12 March 2009 at the ERSA computer lab in Stellenbosch. NIDS and ERSA are able to offer funding to up to 25 participants to attend the course. We will cover the cost of economy class flights and accommodation (including breakfast). The course is free of charge. Academic staff are expected to pay for other expenses (lunch, supper, etc.). In the case of student participants, NIDS can provide a small stipend to cover these expenses if necessary.
Monday, March 9, 2009 to Thursday, March 12, 2009
Trade and Industrial Organization Workshop 1: Current Trade Policy Issues
This workshop will be presented by Robert Z. Lawrence (Harvard University and Peterson Institute for International Economics). The workshop will cover such topics as the impact of globalization on economic development and inequality, the governance of global trade, regionalism and multilateralism and the Doha round and beyond.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 to Thursday, March 5, 2009
Workshop location: Swan Lake Lodge and Conference Centre, Centurion, Gauteng
Households & Labour Markets
ERSA is pleased to announce a 2 day workshop to take place in Durban, 22 – 23 January 2009. The workshop will serve as a forum to present current empirical research and results in the broad areas of households and labour markets. This is an excellent opportunity to receive feedback from peers on work-in-progress. We welcome contributions also from senior post-graduate students.
Thursday, January 22, 2009 to Friday, January 23, 2009
Training Workshop on Financial Econometrics
ERSA is pleased to announce a three day training workshop on Financial Econometrics to take place at the University of Stellenbosch from the 20 – 22 January 2009 to be followed by a second workshop from the 7 – 9 April 2009 at the same venue.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 to Thursday, January 22, 2009
Training Workshop on Econometric Methods for Panel Data
ERSA is pleased to announce a five day training workshop on Firm Level Panel Datasets to take place at the University of Stellenbosch from the 12 January - 16 January 2009.
Monday, January 12, 2009 to Friday, January 16, 2009