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PROGRAMME: ESSA 2011 BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

MONDAY 5 SEPT TO WEDNESDAY 7 SEPT 2011, STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

(Last updated 2013-07-18 03:22:19)

Monday08:30 - 10:00
V V H Neelsie
Registration
Monday10:00 - 10:30
VdSterr 1039
Welcoming / Opening
Monday10:30 - 11:30
VdSterr 1039
Keynote Address: Rethinking incomplete contracts by Oliver Hart (Harvard University)
Monday11:40 - 12:40Parallel Sessions A
Session A1
Economic growth
Schumann 104

Nimrod Lidovho, The Impact of Money Laundering on Economic Growth

Vsevolod Gorlach and Pierre le Roux, The Impact of Economic Freedom on Economic Growth

Manoel Bittencourt, Monaheng Seleteng and Renee van Eyden, Inflation and Economic Growth in the Southern African Development Community

Session A2
Public
economics

Schumann 107

Reyno Seymore, Margaret Mabugu and Jan Horn van Heerden, The welfare effects of Reversed Border Tax Adjustments as a remedy under unilateral environmental taxation: A South African case study

Nara Monkam, Analysis of the Productive Efficiency of Municipalities and Its Determinants in South Africa

Jugal Mahabir, Assessing the Impacts of Population Density, Migration and the Existence of Economies of Scale in the Provision of Municipal Services

Session A3
International
finance

Schumann 101

Nombulelo Gumata and Mercy Teu, The intertemporal approach to the South African current account and inflation

Andreas Freytag and Stan du Plessis, The adjustment of current account (im-)balances in Africa

Robert Stuart and Motshidisi Mokoena, The Feasibility of the Proposed SADC Monetary Union

Session A4
Labour
economics

Schumann 204

Phumzile Ncube, The gender wage gap along the wage distribution in South Africa, 2001-2010: A quantile regression analysis

Dieter von Fintel, Hendrik van Broekhuizen and Gideon du Rand, Numeric competence, confidence and school quality in the South African wage function: towards understanding pre-labour market discrimination

Verena Tandrayen-ragoobur and Anisha Ayrga, Gender Wage Gap in the Mauritian EPZ Sector

Session A5
Exchange rates
Schumann 205

Chris van Heerden and Andrè Heymans, Enhancing the future spot exchange rate estimation

Duncan Hodge, The exchange rate, Dutch disease and manufacturing in South Africa: what do the data say?

Shakill Hassan and Sean Smith, The Rand as a Carry Trade Target

Session A6
Applied
microeconomics

Schumann 208

Brendan Meehan, Correlates of Sexual Concurrency: Findings from a survey of the student population at the University of Cape Town

Sean Muller, Causal complexes and randomised trials: the example of class size and educational outcomes

Lisa Higginson and Richard Simson, The repeated prisoner's dilemma: experimental results once again

Session A7
Public
economics and
heatlh

Schumann 207B

Laurie Binge, Ronelle Burger, Dawie van Lill and Servaas van der Berg, Estimating the demand for health care in South Africa

Craig Lemboe and Philip Black, Cigarette taxes and Smuggling in South Africa: Causes and consequences

Marine Erasmus, The South African burden of disease: Implications for resource allocation under the proposed NHI

Monday12:40 - 13:40
V V H Neelsie
Lunch
Monday13:40 - 15:00Parallel Sessions B
Session B1
Unemployment in
South Africa

Schumann 104

Frederick CvN Fourie, The Unemployment debate in South Africa: Three discourses, three worlds?

Discussants: Ben Smit and Murray Leibbrandt
Session B2
Environment
Schumann 107

David Roche-kelly, Can Emission Trading Schemes and Emission Taxes be harmonized?

Marcel Kohler, CO2 Emissions, Energy Consumption, Income and Trade Openness: A South African Perspective

Jacques Joubert, Economic viability of wind turbines for Western Cape farms, using Germany’s example

Session B3
Geography and
economics

Schumann 101

Leann Cloete, Mario du Preez and Deborah Lee, Valuing people’s preferences for the removal of a local disamenity: A contingent valuation study

Kotie Viljoen and Rinie Schenck, The socio-economic role of buy-back centres in the waste recycling chain in Pretoria and Bloemfontein (South Africa): a comparitive study

Dieter von Fintel, Waldo Krugell and Adri Wolhuter, Labour markets and agglomeration: The urban rat race in South Africa

Ivan Turok, Spatial Economic Disparities in South Africa: Towards a New Research Agenda

Session B4
Business cycles
Schumann 204

Siobhan Redford, The cyclicality of mark-ups in South Africa

Albert Touna Mama and Nicola Viegi, Business Cycle Accounting for South Africa

Harri Kemp, Estimating Potential Output for South Africa: A Production Function Approach

Ewa Karwowski, Maturity and Stagnation in the South African Economy

Session B5
Monetary
Economics

Schumann 205

Robert Stuart and Nondumiso Gumede, The Bank Lending and Balance Sheet Channels of Monetary Policy: A Theoretical Analysis

Laban Chesang and Ruthira Naraidoo, Determinacy, Asymmetric Preferences and Optimal Monetary Policy

Rudi Steinbach, Riaan Ehlers and Vafa Anvari, Estimating the effect of South Africa's banking sector fragility during the global financial crisis

Guangling (dave) Liu, Will the SARB always succeed in fighting inflation with contractionary policy?

Session B6
Microeconomics
Schumann 208

Zuzana Brixiova, Modeling Productive Entrepreneurhsip in Developing Countries

Tamaryn Roberts, An analysis of the additional support needs of households eligible for the Child Support Grant

Lori Curtis, Does Social Assistance Participation lead to lower Self-Reported Health?

Jean-pierre Geldenhuys, The Effect of the Child Support Grant on Fertility

Session B7
Public
economics

Schumann 207B

Gavin Keeton and Gregory White, The economic implications of nationalising the South African mining industry

Estian Calitz, Sally Wallace and Le Roux Burrows, The impact of tax incentives to stimulate investment in South Africa

Jacques Kibambe Ngoie and Niek Schoeman, Efficiency of optimal taxation in a dynamic stochastic environment: Case of South Africa

Philip Hornsby and Sean Muller, The Eskom Power Alert Initiative: A Public Goods Game

Monday15:00 - 15:30
V V H Neelsie
Tea
Monday15:30 - 17:00Parallel Sessions C
Session C1
Empirical
Finance

Schumann 104

Jan Adriaan van Greunen and André Heymans, The stationarity of financial time series

Evan Gilbert and Grant Smith, Are Momentum Strategies Profitable for Large Asset Managers on the JSE Securities Exchange?

Rangan Gupta and Mampho Modise, Macroeconomic Variables and South African Stock Return Predictability

Johan Coetzee, H van Zyl and M Tait, Bank selection criteria in the South African retail banking sector

Session C2
Post-Great
Recession
Economics

Schumann 107

Cees Bruggemans, Excellence in Economics

Andrea Saayman, Macroeconomics after Four Decades of Rational Expectations

Stan du Plessis, How the crisis can help us to rethink monetary models

Peet Strydom, Economics for a New Era

Discussant: Philippe Burger
Session C3
Contemporary
applications in
regional and
sectoral
modelling

Schumann 101

Heinrich Bohlmann, Reducing Illegal Immigration to South Africa: A Dynamic CGE Analysis

Requier Wait, Mega events, big impacts: an economic analysis of Neil Diamond's South African Tour

Carel van Aardt, Interrelationships between macro-economic changes and changes in household balance sheets: A CGE and micro-economic modelling approach

Session C4
Business cycles
Schumann 204

Willem H. Boshoff, Band-pass filters and business cycle analysis: High frequency and medium-term deviation cycles in South Africa and what these measure

Adel Bosch and Franz Ruch, An Alternative Business Cycle Dating Procedure for South Africa

Gavin Keeton and Richard Clay, The South African yield curve as a predictor of economic downturns: an update

Jessica Ray Kramer and Greg Farrell, The reliability of South African real-time output gap estimates

Session C5
Monetary
Economics

Schumann 205

Leroi Raputsoane and Ruthira Naraidoo, Time varying parameters, financial market conditions and the optimal monetary policy reaction function with asymmetric and zone targeting preferences for South Africa

Mamello Nchake, Price setting behaviour and inflation dynamics in Lesotho

Annari de Waal and Reneé van Eyden, The monetary transmission mechanism in South Africa: A VECX* model

Brian Kantor and Graham Barr, Money and economic activity in South Africa: the relationships updated to 2010

Session C6
International
economics

Schumann 208

Tasha Naughtin, Lawrence Edwards and Neil Rankin, No Chinese Jackets Required: Clothing Quotas, Consumer Prices and Import Quality in South Africa

Andreas Freytag, Rabah Arezki and Marc Quintyn, Gold Price Volatility and the South African Rand

Andreas Freytag, Co-pierre Georg and Sebastian Voll, Savings, Institutions and the Balance of Payments Dynamics

Leon Charl du Toit and Stan du Plessis, The Exchange Rate Regime and Large Current Account Adjustments

Session C7
Environment
Schumann 207B

Madubula Nomonde, Dewald van Niekerk, Visser Riaan and Koos van Zyl, Alternative financing mechanisms for disaster risk management in South Africa

Kyle Cruickshank and Geoffrey Antrobus, The Cost of Wind Power in South Africa

Peter Baur, Alternative energy: modelling conflict within a risk environment

Annabel Horn, The Potential for using Cost Benefit Analysis in Developing Optimal Water Management Strategies for Project Development on the Berg River

Monday17:30 - 
Schumann 207B
ESSA Academic Committee Meeting
Tuesday08:15 - 09:20Parallel Sessions D
Session D1
Labour
economics

Schumann 104

Gerhardus van Zyl, Informal employee contribution to labour productivity: The Tswane metropolitan tyre-fitting industry as a case study

Neil Rankin, Gareth Roberts and Volker Schöer, Labour brokers, public placement or training? What works for getting people into (permanent) jobs?

Carlos da Maia, Education and Labour Market Outcomes in Mozambique

Session D2
Economic theory
Schumann 107

George Roderick Etheredge and Don Ross, Procrastination, uncertainty and optimisation

Nico Katzke, Instability bred within an efficient financial system: Using a principal-agent approach to understand the changed incentive structures of financial intermediaries

Alexander Zimper, Rationalizable information equilibria

Session D3
Business
history

Schumann 101

Frank Liebenberg and Robert Vivian, A history of the claims made wording of the liability policy

Kristen van Lelyveld, The Battle of the British: a historical analysis of the key individuals in the early formation and activities of the South African National Life Assurance Company, 1918-1939

Simone Halleen, The establishment and foundation of the South African National Life Assurance Company, 1918-1939

Session D4
Growth and
investment

Schumann 204

Kevin Kotze and Stan du Plessis, Measuring Core Inflation with Wavelets

Siobhan Redford and Eliphas Ndou, Relative price volatility: which categories in the CPI contribute its volatility?

Jannie Rossouw and Adèle Breytenbach, Methodology for compiling an inflation rate for the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Session D5
International
trade

Schumann 205

Niall Condon, The effectiveness of AGOA in increasing trade from African LDCs

Lawrence Edwards and Robert Lawrence, AGOA Rules: The intended and unintended consequences of Special Fabric Provisions

Henri Bezuidenhout and Joanne Wrobleski, South African trade hegemony, is the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement heading for a BRIC wall?

Session D6
Development
Schumann 208

Andrew Kerr, A Model of Comparative Advantage with Matching in the Urban Tanzanian Labour Market

S. N.-a. Mensah, Dwindling opportunities for external migration: impact on household income in rural Lesotho

Lebohang A Mafa, Profiling socio-economic inequality in the Free State: Focus at the district level

Session D7
Macroeconomics
Schumann 207B

Twala Jacob, Consumption and house prices in South Africa

Deodat E Adenutsi, Meshach J Aziakpono and Matthew K. Ocran, The changing impact of macroeconomic environment on remittance inflows in Sub-Saharan Africa

Deodat E. Adenutsi, Meshach J Aziakpono and Mathew K Ocran, Financial liberalisation and international remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tuesday09:30 - 10:30Parallel Sessions E
Session E1
Labour
economics

Schumann 104

Martin Wittenberg, Industrialisation and surplus labour: A general equilibrium model of sleep, work and leisure

Volker Schöer and Neil Rankin, Job advertising and screening behaviour of firms in a slack labour market: Evidence from a South African firm survey

Rulof Burger, A discrete choice dynamic programming model of the South African schooling-earnings nexus

Session E2
Finance
Schumann 107

Robert Vivian and Auret Christo, Are script dividends, dividends?

Ewa Karwowski, Bringing Islamic Banking into the Mainstream is not an Alternative to Conventional Finance

Session E3
Economic
history

Schumann 101

Sophia du Plessis and Servaas van der Berg, Poverty amongst South Africa’s ‘Coloured’ population: A quantitative historical perspective

Tinashe Nyamunda and Patience Mukwambo, From a fixed currency dependence to decimalization. Towards the creation of an “independent” floating currency system in Rhodesia, 1965-1970.

Andrie Schoombee, Access to formal banking services in SADC (2000-2009)

Session E4
Inflation
credibility

Schumann 204

Vishnu Padayachee, Jannie Rossouw and Joubert Fanie, An international comparison of inflation credibility surveys

Vishnu Padayachee, Jannie Rossouw and Adél Bosch, A comparison of the results of domestic inflation credibility surveys and inflation expectation surveys

Vishnu Padayachee and Jannie Rossouw, Representative inflation credibility surveys since 2006: what do the results tell us?

Session E5
FDI
Schumann 205

Nicholas Spearman and Neil Rankin, Governance and FDI: toward an OLI approach

Marie M Stack and Geetha Ravishankar, Efficiency of Foreign Direct Investment: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis of Potential Direct Investment

Nicholas Spearman and Neil Rankin, Governance and FDI: disparities due to differences in methodologies

Session E6
Microeconomics
Schumann 208

Derek Yu, Some factors influencing the comparability and reliability of poverty and inequality estimates across households surveys

Michael Heyink and Muller Sean, Conspicuous Consumption in South Africa: Race, Assets and Reference Groups

Cobus Burger, Can Time Inconsistencies Reduce the Effect of HIV Treatment Programs?

Session E7
Public
Economics

Schumann 207B

Noluntu Dyubhele, Ronald Mears and Pierre le Roux, The use of indigenous knowledge by rural women in the development of the Ngqushwa municipality

Philippe Burger and Marina Marinkov, Regime-dependent fiscal reaction functions: do they tell us something about government behaviour in South Africa?

Alex van der Merwe and Geoff Harris, The scope for mobilising public opinion against corruption: The attitudes of KwaZulu-Natal university students

Tuesday10:30 - 11:00
V V H Neelsie
Tea
Tuesday11:00 - 12:25Parallel Sessions F
Session F1
Econex panel
discussion

Schumann 104

Nicola Theron, David Lewis, Simon Roberts and Robert Wilson, The use of Economics and the Institutional environment of Competition Policy – what lessons have we learnt in South Africa during the past decade?

Session F2
Evidence based
policy

Schumann 107

Sean Muller, Behavioural public economics and the prevention of exploitation

Matthew Rose and Geoffrey Antrobus, The sustainability of highly quantitative tools of economics analysis in a developmental context

Frikkie Booysen, Julia Littell, Terri Pigott and Chantell de Reuck, The Good, the Bad and research synthesis in Economics

Claire Vermaak, Marcel Kohler and Bruce Rhodes, Developing An Energy based Poverty Line for South Africa.

Session F3
Colonial
Economic
history

Schumann 101

Johan Fourie, The nature, growth and distribution of wealth in the Dutch Cape Colony: measurements from probate inventories

Ada Jansen, Sophia du Plessis and Dieter von Fintel, Willingness to pay: Slave prices in the Cape Colony

Pim de Zwart, Wages, Prices and Living Standards in South Africa: A Long Term Perspective, 1652-1912

Lorraine Greyling, Estranelle Lubbe and Grietjie Verhoef, Savings and economic growth: a historical analysis of the savings behaviour and economic performance in the Colony of Natal, 1856 - 1909

Session F4
Monetary policy
Schumann 204

Alain Kabundi and Nonhlanhla Ngwenya, Assessing monetary policy in South Africa in a data-rich environment

Ruthira Naraidoo, Asymmetric Preferences in A New Keynesian Model of Unemployment

Franz Ruch, Alternative Policy Rules for South African Monetary Policy

Mark Ellyne and Carl Veller, The Stability of Prices, and the Price of Stability: How Tough is the SARB's Inflation Targeting Policy

Session F5
International
Trade:
Opportunities
and Challenges

Schumann 205

Andre Jordaan, Trade Facilitation among SADC Countries

Mihalis Chasomeris, Port Pricing in South Africa

Marrianne Matthee and Waldo Krugell, Barriers to Internationalisation: Firm-Level Evidence from South Africa

Sonja Grater, Ermie Steenkamp and Wilma Viviers, Identification and Comparison of Export Opportunities for South African Products and Services

Session F6
Economics of
Education

Schumann 208

Stephen Taylor, Modelling indicators of effective school management in the South African education production function

Pierre de Villiers, Higher education and the poor in South Africa

Martin Gustafsson, More countries, similar results: A nonlinear programming approach to normalising test scores needed for growth regressions

Nicholas Spaull, Equity and Efficiency in South African Primary Schools: A Preliminary Analysis of SACMEQ III

Session F7
Public
Economics

Schumann 207B

Sabelo Mtantato, The impact of the current land use patterns in South Africa on public transport and human settlements

J Paul Dunne, Sam Perlo-freeman and Ron Smith, Determining Military Expenditures: Dynamics, Spill-Overs and Heterogeneity in Panel Data

Ronney Ncwadi and Pierre le Roux, An evaluation of the economic impact of the local business service centres on small, medium and microenterprises during the period 2001 – 2005.

Tuesday12:25 - 13:40
V V H Neelsie
Lunch
Tuesday13:40 - 15:00Parallel Sessions G
Session G1
Competition
policy

Schumann 104

Richard Grimbeek, Sunel Grimbeek and Steven Koch, The Consistency of Merger Decisions in a Developing Country: The South African Competition Commission

Tapera Gilbert Muzata, Sunel Grimbeek and Raksha Darji, The impact of antitrust fines on firm valuation in South Africa: The case of Pioneer Foods, Tiger Brands and Sasol Chemical Industries

James Fairburn, Theory, Evidence and Horizontal Merger Policy

Willem H. Boshoff, Statistical inference in competition policy: how to improve market definition by thinking like a statistician

Session G2
Finance
Schumann 107

Barry Strydom and Ailie Charteris, The South African risk-free rate anomaly

Lalitha Yadavalli and Kanyane Matlou, Regime switching model of stock market volatitlity

Nombulelo Gumata and Nonhlanhla Nhlapo, Determinants of growth in private sector credit extension in South Africa: the role of house and equity prices

Lizelle Janse van Rensburg and Philippe Burger, A hedonic house price index for the City of Johannesburg: An alternative to mean and median house price indices

Session G3
Urban economics
Schumann 101

Matthew Macdevette and Mark Ellyne, Estimating the Impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on the South African Economy

Alain Bala Pholo and Kristian Behrens, Do rent-seeking and interregional transfers contribute to urban primacy in sub-Saharan Africa?

Mario du Preez and Michael Sale, Determining the effect of social housing developments on adjacent property prices: An application of a spatial hedonic pricing model.

Ronald Richard Mears, Demographic and urban characteristics of Soweto: a comparison between 1993 and 2008.

Session G4
Monetary
economics

Schumann 204

Leroi Raputsoane and Ruthira Naraidoo, Financial market conditions and the response of monetary policy to uncertainty with asymmetric and zone targeting preferences in South Africa

Shakill Hassan, Greg Farrell and Nicola Viegi, Minimal conditions for bad news about inflation to cause currency appreciation on impact

Shakill Hassan and Nicola Viegi, Exchange Rate Volatility and Monetary Policy in South Africa: Reconsidering the Evidence

Mike Sikwila, Inflation impact of an exchange rate adjustment: A case of Zimbabwe 1990-2006

Session G5
Microeconomics
Schumann 205

Timothy Hinks and Dorrit Posel, Trusting neighbours or strangers in a racially divided society: Insights from survey data in South Africa

Cally Ardington, Till Barnighausen and Case Anne, The Economic Consequences of Illness and Death in South Africa

Ronelle Burger, Marisa Coetzee and Carina van der Watt, Calculating the benefits of linking ties: the case of domestic workers

Session G6
Economic
education

Schumann 208

Alicia Fourie, Gender disparity in human capital and utilisation rates of introductory economics students: NWU, Potchefstroom Campus Study

Neil Rankin, Volker Schöer, Claire Sebastiao and Corné van Walbeek, Predictors of academic performance in introductory economics courses: National Senior Certificate (NSC) versus National Benchmark Test (NBT)

Jen Snowball and Markus Mostert, Dancing with the Devil: Formative Peer Assessment and Academic Performance

Neil Rankin and Volker Schöer, Do different teaching styles affect students’ performance in an introductory Economics course? A Randomised Controlled Trial of active learning in first year economics tutorials.

Session G7
Public
economics

Schumann 207B

Manoel Bittencourt, (Young) Democracies and Government Size: Evidence from Latin America

Mduduzi Biyase and Talent Zwane, The robustness of Wagner's law: evidence from Africa

Margaret Chitiga, Ramos Mabugu, Helen Maisonnave and Vernonique Robichaud, Realising MDGs through Intergovernmental Transfers in South Africa

Charl Jooste, Ruthira Naraidoo and Dave Liu, Analysing the effects of fiscal policy shocks in the South African economy

Tuesday15:00 - 15:30
V V H Neelsie
Tea
Tuesday15:40 - 17:00Parallel Sessions H
Session H1
Competition
policy &
regulation

Schumann 104

Ralitza Dobreva, Competition, Productivity and Corporate Control

James Fairburn, Corporate Control and the Managerial Labour Market

Nicola Theron and Johann van Eeden, Two Sided Markets: an Application to Mobile Termination in South Africa

Lukasz Grzybowski, Fixed-to-Mobile Substitution in the European Union

Session H2
Environment
Schumann 107

Deborah Lee, Stephen Hosking and Mario du Preez, Estimating the willingness to pay for estuarine recreational services: An application of the choice experiment method to the Sundays River estuary

Johane Dikgang and Edwin Muchapondwa, Estimating Optimal Conservation Fees in the Presence of Land Restitution in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park between Botswana and South Africa

David Roche-kelly and Lizelle van Dyk, A cost effectiveness analysis of some solutions to the Acid Mine Drainage in the Witwatersrand mining basins in the Johannesburg area

Session H3
Macroeconomics
Schumann 101

Nthabiseng Tsoanamatsie and Manoel Bittencourt, Financial Development and Economic Growth: Evidence from BRICs

Joel Hinaunye Eita, A Macroeconometric Model of the Namibian Economy

Albert Touna Mama and Nicola Viegi, Institutional causes, Macroeconomic Outcomes and Saving-investment Correlations

Manoel Bittencourt, Rangan Gupta and Josine Uwilingiye, Tax Evasion, Financial Development and Inflation: Theory and Evidence

Session H4
Monetary
economics

Schumann 204

Lumengo Bonga-bonga, Equity prices, monetary policy and economic activity in South Africa

Salminah Pulumo, Analysis of SADC inflation rates by means of Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations with Gibbs Sampling

Basil Moore, The Post Keynesian case for the coordination of monetary and fiscal policy to offset AD deficiency

Session H5
International
trade

Schumann 205

Paul Alagidede, On trends and cyclical dynamics in the net barter terms of trade of sub-Saharan Africa’s primary commodity exporters

Johan Fourie and Maria Santana-gallego, Historical migration, trade and tourism

Thembeka Khumalo, Upgrading export structure in Sub-Saharan african countries

Vasily Sidorov, South Africa and Foreign Trade

Session H6
Economics of
Education

Schumann 208

Robert Garlick, Peer effects under mixing and tracking: Evidence from South African college dormitories

Debra Lynne Shepherd, The impact of teacher subject knowledge on learner performance in South Africa: A within-student across-subject approach

Paula Armstrong, Teacher wages in the South African economy: how attractive is the teaching profession?

Session H7
Growth and
investment

Schumann 207B

Mduduzi Biyase and Talent Zwane, An export-led growth (ELG) paradigm in Africa: Panel data Approach

Elsabé Loots, Carike Claassen and Henri Bezuidenhout, Chinese foreign direct investment in Africa: Making sense of a new reality

Ewert Kleynhans, FDI, technology, sales, and R&D spillovers enhancing production and competitiveness of firms on a micro-economic level

Seloinyana Elizabeth Selelo and Mike Nyamazana Sikwila, The determinants of fixed foreign direct investment in Botswana (1980-2007)

Tuesday17:00 - 18:00
Schumann 107
EHSSA AGM
Tuesday18:45 - 
Spier Estate
Gala Dinner
Wednesday08:15 - 09:40Parallel Sessions I
Session I1
Finance and
regulation

Schumann 104

Harold Ngalawa, Nicola Viegi and Fulbert Tchanatchana, Banking Instability and Deposit Insurance: The Role of Moral Hazard

Nicola Brink and Co-pierre Georg, Systemic Risk in the South African Interbank System

Jaco Mostert, The impact of the recent global meltdown on banking regulation and supervision

Richard Cheng and Mark Ellyne, Valuation of Deposit Insurance in South Africa Using an Option-Based Model

Session I2
Labour
economics

Schumann 107

Anmar Pretorius and Derick Blaauw, Being a Zimbabwean day labourer in South Africa

Patrizio Piraino, Marital Sorting and Intergenerational Mobility in Brazil and South Africa

Derick Blaauw and Anmar Pretorius, The determinants of migrant wages in South Africa: the case of Zimbabwean day labourers

Gareth Roberts and Natasha Suchecki, A Comparison of the Self-Reported Employment Status and the Official Labour Market Classifications of Youth in South Africa.

Session I3
Monetary
economics

Schumann 101

Rangan Gupta and Anandamayee Majumdar, Reconsidering the Welfare Cost of Inflation Using Nonparametric Estimation of the Money Demand Cointegration Equation

Thabo Mokoena, Inflation, inflation uncertainty and real output growth in South Africa

Brian Kantor and Hakon Kavli, Inflation and Inflation Expectations in South Africa: The observed absence of second round effects

Monique Reid, Inflation Expectations of the Inattentive General Public

Session I4
Poverty and the
middle class

Schumann 204

Justin Visagie and Dorrit Posel, A reconsideration of what and who is middle class in South Africa

Ronelle Burger and Asmus Zoch, Examining the changing structure and characteristics of the middle class in South Africa

Lori Curtis, Child poverty in Canada and the UK

Michael Rogan, Poverty and headship in post-apartheid South Africa, 1997-2006

Session I5
Microeconomics
Schumann 205

Steven Koch and Neil Rankin, The Efficiency of African Manufacturing Enterprises: A Consideration of Semiparametric Stochastic Frontier Analysis

Rachel Jafta and Ramazan Uctu, Spinning off or licensing? The case of academic technology transfer at two South African Universities

Sanele Aubrey Gumede and Mihalis Chasomeris, Port Governance in South Africa

Frikkie Booysen, Damien de Walque, Mead Over and Hashimoto Hashimoto, Family Functioning FEATS and Treatment Success: Behavioural Economics from the field of ART

Session I6
Finance
Schumann 208

Bernhard Eckwert, Cheap Money and Risk Taking: Opacity versus Underlying Risk

Kevin Kotze, Cointegrated Pairs Trading Arbitrage Opportunities in South African Financial Markets

Andre Heymans and Ricardo da Câmara, Measuring spill-over effects of foreign markets on the JSE before, during and after international financial crises

Session I7
Happiness and
well being

Schumann 207B

Ferdi Botha, The gold of one’s ring is not far more precious than the gold of one’s heart: Reported happiness among married and cohabitating South African adults

Amina Ebrahim, Ferdinand Botha and Jen Snowball, The determinants of happiness among race groups is South Africa

Talita Greyling, Measuring and understanding the well-being of the population of the Gauteng Region of South Africa.

Marisa Coetzee, Subjective Well-Being and Poverty in South Africa pre-and post-1994

Wednesday09:40 - 10:10
V V H Neelsie
Tea
Wednesday10:10 - 11:10Parallel Sessions J
Session J1
Labour
economics

Schumann 104

Claire Vermaak, Low-wage mobility in the South African labour market

Koen Smet, Trade induced unemployment - The case of post-apartheid South Africa

Antonie Pool, Poverty dynamics and post-apartheid migration of core and dynasty households in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Session J2
Labour
economics

Schumann 107

Darma Mahadea and Richard Simson, Challenges of Employment Creation in South Africa

Fiona Tregenna, The relationship between unemployment and earnings inequality in South Africa

Gareth Roberts, Youth and unemployment: The role of inflated expectations

Session J3
Phillips curve
Schumann 101

Monique Brigitte Reid, A sticky information Phillips curve for South Africa

Cobus Vermeulen, A VAR analysis of inflation and employment in South Africa

Temitope Leshoro, Empirical estimates of the Phillips curve for Kenya

Session J4
Public policy
Schumann 204

Devon Windvogel, Transformation: Selective history to legitamise policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Rashaad Amra, Do Social Norms Matter for Economic Policy? : An Application to South Africa

Ramos Mabugu, Véronique Robichaud, Margaret Chitiga and Héléne Maisonnave, Fiscal Imbalances and Intertemporal CGE Modelling

Session J5
International
trade

Schumann 205

Carl Veller, The Terms of Trade and the Resource Curse

Nilanjan Banik and C. A. Yoonus, Trade as an Answer to Sustainable Economic Growth – The ECOWAS story

Vanessa Tang, Trade Openness and Economic Growth: An Empirical Investigation of Mauritius

Session J6
Economics of
education

Schumann 208

Robert Garlick, The effect of school fees on enrollment in South Africa

Duncan Lishman, Perceptions and Signals: Education Reform and its Impact on Labour Market Outcomes in the new South Africa

Ivor Abramowitz, Neil Rankin, Volker Schöer and Corné van Walbeek, Risk Aversion and the Gender Differential in Academic Performance

Session J7
Agricultural
economics and
the resource
curse

Schumann 207B

Nicolaas van der Wath, Tools for analysing the SA maize market

Nthambeleni Ramavhona, Does access to basic municipal services affect tax compliance behaviour?

Omoyeni Ajetomobi, Kalu Ukpai Ifegwu and Joshua Olusegun Ajetomobi, Hedonic analysis of consumers' preference in the choice of cowpea in Nigeria

Wednesday11:20 - 12:20
Schumann 104
Presidential Address
Wednesday12:20 - 13:00
Schumann 104
ESSA AGM
Wednesday13:00 - 14:00
V V H Neelsie
Lunch