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PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME: ESSA 2013 BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

WEDNESDAY 25 SEPT TO FRIDAY 27 SEPT 2013, UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE

(Last updated 2013-09-23 14:45:31)

Wednesday08:00 - 09:00
EBW Building
Registration
Wednesday09:00 - 09:15
EBW Auditorium
Welcoming
Wednesday09:15 - 10:15
EBW Auditorium
Plenary session - S vd Berg: Education, poverty and affluence – a South African perspective
Wednesday10:15 - 10:45
EBW Building
Tea/Coffee
Wednesday10:45 - 11:45Parallel Sessions A
Session A1
History of
economic
thought

EBW1

Peet Strydom, Income distribution, employment and economic growth: A neo-Ricardian View

John Hart, Hutchison and the possibility of a positive economics

Stan du Plessis, Reinterpreting a famous paper in monetary economics

Session A2
Monetary policy
EBW2

Hylton Hollander, The influence of financial factors on credit spread variability in U.S. business cycles: a New-Keynesian perspective

Mark Ellyne and Michael Daly, Zimbabwe Monetary Policy 1998-2012: From Hyperinflation to Dollarization

Alain Kabundi, Important Channels of Transmission Monetary Policy Shock in South Africa

Session A3
House prices
EBW3

Theunis Vogel, The economic variables that influence the property market in South Africa: The residential developer’s perspective

Mehmet Balcilar, Sonali Das, Rangan Gupta, Stephen Miller and Wendy Nyakabawo, The Causality between House Prices and Output in the U.S: A bootstrap rolling window approach

Session A4
Household
studies

EBW4

Mduduzi Biyase, Do South African households use remittances to smooth consumption? Evidence from the first two waves of the NIDS datasets

Dori Posel and Daniela Casale, Differences in subjective well-being within households: An analysis of married and cohabiting couples in South Africa

Jean-pierre Geldenhuys, The Disability Grant, private transfers and household welfare in a panel of Free State households

Session A5
Environmental
economics

EBW5

Reyno Seymore, Roula Inglesi-lotz and James Blignaut, A greenhouse gas emissions inventory for South Africa: A comparative analysis

Waldo Krugell and Melville Saayman, Willingness to pay for a green event – evidence from the Wacky Wine Festival

Session A6
DSGE and
monetary
economics

EBW6

Y. Modeste Somé, A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of the Term Structure

Rudi Steinbach, Optimal monetary policy in reaction to rising credit spreads: The case of South Africa

Vincent Dadam and Nicola Viegi, Monetary Policy in an Economy with High Unemployment

Session A7
Labour
economics

EBW7

Gerhardus van Zyl, The relative labour productivity contribution of different age-skill categories in the workplace

Meghan Millea and Jon Rezek, Examining Pay Differentials

Volker Schoer, Wage effects of social contact involvement at different stages of the job matching process.

Wednesday11:50 - 12:50Parallel Sessions B
Session B1
Intra-household
decision making

EBW1

Frikkie Booysen, Sevias Guvuriro, Calvin Mudzingiri and Celeste Campher, The Who’s Who of Intra-Household Decision-Making in South African Households

Frikkie Booysen and Sevias Guvuriro, The Long and Winding Road: The State of Field Experiments on Intra-Household Decision-Making

Friedrich Kreuser, Do Family Bonds Bind? Testing the Unitary and Collective Models of Household Behaviour on South African Data

Session B2
Monetary
economics

EBW2

Max Gillman and Ruthira Naraidoo, Banking and Aggregate Risk in General Equilibrium

Haakon Kavli, Nicola Viegi and Shakill Hassan, Modelling the role of financial intermediaries in monetary policy and cross-border capital flows

Session B3
Economics, art
and
entertainment

EBW3

Peter Baur, Economics And The Fine Art Environment

Alan Collins and Jen Snowball, Transformation, job creation and subsidies to creative industries:

Session B4
Economics and
education

EBW4

Tsangyao Chang, Roula Inglesi-lotz and Rangan Gupta, Research output versus economic growth nexus in the BRICS countries: panel data analysis

Johan Coetzee and Jesse de Beer, Financial literacy amongst students in South Africa

Pierre de Villiers and Chris van Wyk, A longitudinal cohort analysis of Higher Education in South Africa

Session B5
Environmental
economics

EBW5

Dambala Gelo Kutela and Steve Koch, Welfare and Common Property Right Forestry:Evidence from Ethiopian Villages

Dambala Gelo Kutela, Steve Koch and Edwin Muchapondwa, Common Property Right Forestry and the Welfare Distribution: Evidence from Ethiopian Villages

Johane Dikgang, The economic valuation of dryland ecosystem services in the South African Kgalagadi area and implications for PES involving the Khomani San

Session B6
Taxation
EBW6

Corne van Walbeek, Using government revenue data to determine changes in illicit trade in cigarettes in South Africa

Yolande Jordaan and Niek Schoeman, An empirical dissemination of the Personal Income Tax regime in South Africa using a micro-simulation tax model

Willem Boonzaaier, Using modern portfolio theory to derive an efficient frontier of the South African tax product mix

Session B7
The NDP
EBW7

Andrew Kerr, Martin Wittenberg and Jairo Arrow, Job Creation and Destruction in South Africa

Frederick Fourie, The NDP and Unemployment: On Consistency, Coherence and Comprehensiveness

Ayanda Hlatshwayo, Where have all the small firm jobs gone

Wednesday12:50 - 14:00
EBW Building
Lunch
Wednesday14:00 - 15:20Parallel Sessions C
Session C1
Household
studies

EBW1

Grieve Chelwa, The crowding-out effect of tobacco consumption in Zambia: Evidence from the Living Conditions Monitoring Survey

Nicole Vellios, The determinants of smoking initiation in South Africa

Joseph Oscar Akotey and Charles Adjasi, Microfinance Services and Household Welfare: Evidence from Ghana and South Africa

Steven Gordon, Benjamin Roberts and Jarè Struwig, Measuring Financial Literacy in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Quantitative Examination of a Multi-Dimensional Concept

Session C2
Monetary
economics and
interest rates

EBW2

Rudi Steinbach, A structural decomposition of the South African yield curve

Marina Marinkov, Shaista Amod and Michael Kock, The Yield Curve and Macroeconomic Dynamics in South Africa: A Latent Factor Approach

Dawid Johannes van Lill, The Decoupling Principle

Meshach Aziakpono and Deodat Adenutsi, Inflation Targeting Monetary Policy Framework, Volatility and Interest Rate Pass-Through: International Evidence

Session C3
Financial
economics

EBW3

Francois van Dyk and Gary van Vuuren, Hedge fund performance evaluation using the Sharpe and Omega ratios

Manoel Bittencourt, Rangan Gupta and Lardo Stander, Tax evasion, financial development and inflation: theory and empirical evidence

Christine Mitter, Andrea Weidinger and Johan Coetzee, The management of distressed loans: evidence from Austrian banks

Nyankomo Marwa and Meshach Aziakpono, Technical and Scale Efficiency in Savings and Credit Cooperatives: Evidence from Tanzania

Session C4
Shipping and
transport

EBW4

Jack Alban Dyer, Creating the Ultimate Instrument for Customs Modernisation in the 21st Century

Sanele Gumede and Mihalis Chasomeris, Assessing Stakeholders Perspectives on Maritime Port Pricing in South Africa

Sophia du Plessis, Ada Jansen and Krige Siebrits, Money well spent? Assessing the effectiveness of expenditure on road accident prevention programmes in South Africa

Jack Alban Dyer, The Global Future of Shipping

Session C5
The environment
and economic
development

EBW5

Moses Herbert Lubinga, The impact of climate change on Uganda’s international trade flows: Evidence from weather anomalies

Alan Collins, Gavin Fraser and Jen Snowball, Could a Regulated Market Approach for Rhinoceros Horns Work in South Africa? Some Practical Issues and Concerns

Nicholas Kilimani, Water Resource Accounts for Uganda

Session C6
Poverty
EBW6

Mokgadi Maleka, The Measurement of poverty and income inequality in the poor areas of Soweto

Dorrit Posel and Michael Rogan, Measured as poor versus feeling poor: Comparing objective and subjective poverty rates in South Africa

Ling Ting, Savings and Poverty: Is there really a link?

Ferdi Botha, Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the best African society of them all?

Session C7
Economic
modeling

EBW7

Michael Johan von Maltitz, Extending the Reach of Sequential Regression Multiple Imputation

Heinrich Bohlmann and Martin Breitenbach, The South African Economy from 2006-2020: Developing a Baseline for the UPGEM CGE Model

Wednesday15:30 - 16:50Parallel Sessions D
Session D1
Financial
economics

EBW1

Mamello Nchake, The impact of monetary agreements on product market integration: the case of the Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa

Marinda Pretorius and Ilse Botha, Determinants of sovereign credit ratings in Africa

Thandolwamahlase Sibisi, The Uncovered Interest Parity hypothesis, risk aversion and nonlinearity: Testing the hypothesis in an emerging economy

Anmar Pretorius and Alain Kabundi, South Africa’s stock market integration with developed and emerging markets

Session D2
Labour market
segmentation

EBW2

Rashaad Amra, Ayanda Hlatswayo and Landon Mc Millan, SMME Employment in South Africa

Frederick Fourie and Philippe Burger, Can current macroeconomic models explain South African unemployment? Employment dynamics in a multiple-segment macro model

Nwabisa Makaluza, Double-edged sword: Segmentation within the South African informal sector

Session D3
Financial
institutions
and banking

EBW3

Malan Rietveld, An institutional analysis of sovereign wealth funds

Greg Farrell, Countercyclical capital buffers and real-time credit-to-GDP gap estimates: A South African perspective

Ivan van der Merwe, A macroprudential policy framework for South Africa: What challenges lie ahead?

Jaco Mostert, A critical evaluation of the Basel III revised proposal on the Liquidity coverage ratio

Session D4
Trade, the BoP
and economic
decoupling

EBW4

Carike Claassen, Elsabe Loots and Alain Kabundi, Decoupling between emerging and advanced economies: An exploratory analysis

Sibanisezwe Alwyn Khumalo, Syden Mishi and Duduzile Dlodlo, Influence of trade agreements on South Africa’s trade patterns

Session D5
Labour
economics

EBW5

Claire Vermaak, Earnings mobility and employment dynamics during an economic recession

Abieyuwa Ohonba, Naiefa Rashied and Modeste Some, The impact of obesity on employment in South Africa

Kholekile Malindi, Wage effects of labour market experience and job tenure for black South African male workers

Maria Ngarachu, Neil Rankin, Gareth Roberts and Volker Schoer, Can an intervention aimed at improving economic inclusion make recipients less happy? Findings from a Randomized Control Trial of a targeted youth wage subsidy in South Africa.

Session D6
Development
economics

EBW6

Clive Coetzee, Growth-Maximizing Allocation of Provincial Public Capital – a KwaZulu-Natal Case Study

Isaac Kanyama, Firm Growth and the Business Environment in SADC Countries

Jannie Rossouw, Melting the golden curtain: The funding of the Millenium Development Goals

Talita Greyling, Validation of a new instrument to measure quality of life: a confirmatory factor analysis approach

Wednesday18:00 - 
EBW Building
Cocktails
Thursday08:00 - 09:00
EBW Building
Registration
Thursday09:00 - 10:00Parallel Sessions E
Session E1
Health
economics

EBW1

Steven F. Koch and Jeffrey S. Racine, Healthcare Facility Choice and User Fee Abolition: Regression Discontinuity in a Multinomial Choice Settin

Shaista Amod, National Health Insurance: implications from a measurement perspective

Anja Smith and Ronelle Burger, Explaining the demand for medical scheme membership: implications for National Health Insurance (NHI)

Session E2
Financial
development and
monetary policy

EBW2

Jannie Rossouw, Adél Bosch and Vishnu Padayachee, A selected history of South African inflation perceptions: The question matters

L Mann and Gavin Keeton, The impact of financialisation on commodity prices in the post-2003 commodity “super-cycle”.

Lorraine Greyling and Grietjie Verhoef, Vector autoregression, cointegration and causality: testing for financial development and growth in the Cape Colony and Colony of Natal before 1909

Session E3
Measuring the
middle class

EBW3

Justin Visagie, Race, gender and the development of the affluent middle class in post-apartheid South Africa

Ronelle Burger, Carmen McAvarey and Servaas van der Berg, The Capability Threshold: Re-Examining the Definition of the Middle Class in an Unequal Developing Country

Session E4
Economics and
migration

EBW4

Samuel Mensah, International Migration: The Theories and the Evidence from Lesotho

Antonie Pool, Migration, Remittances and Poverty in KwaZulu-Natal: A structural equation model approach

Session E5
Capital flows
EBW5

Richard Ilorah, Is Africa trapped between foreign aid dependency and failed growth initiatives?

Barend Christoffel de Beer and Logan Rangasamy, The South African experience with FDI flows

Logan Rangasamy, Capital flows: The South African experience

Session E6
Poverty
EBW6

Jacoba Viljoen and Rinie Schenck, Barriers that prevent street waste pickers from improving their socio-economic conditions

Nthabiseng Mohale and Ling Ting, Is Financial Inclusion Viable in South Africa?

Charles Adams, Rochelle Gallant, Ada Jansen and Derek Yu, A multidimensional analysis of non-income poverty in South Africa in 1993-2011

Session E7
Bounded
rationality,
uncertainty and
expectations

EBW7

Alexander Zimper, Speculative trade with incorrect price inferences

Nicky Nicholls, Aylit Romm and Alexander Zimper, The impact of statistical learning on violations of the sure-thing principle

Martin Odendaal, Do stock market returns affect risk attitudes?

Thursday10:00 - 10:30
EBW Building
Tea/Coffee
Thursday10:30 - 12:00
EBW Auditorium
AGM and presidential address
Thursday12:00 - 12:30
EBW Auditorium
REDI3x3
(Research Project on Employment, Income Distribution and Inclusive Growth, funded by the National Treasury and based at SALDRU, UCT). Information session, presented by Murray Leibbrandt and Andrew Kerr, on research opportunities and, in particular, new and improved data sets being made available
Thursday12:30 - 13:30
EBW Building
Lunch
Thursday13:30 - 14:50Parallel Sessions F
Session F1
Public
economics

EBW1

Michael Mbate, Domestic Debt and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Michael Sachs and Ian Stuart, Structural balances, fiscal rules and medium-term objectives

Olufemi Saibu, Fiscal Institutions and Oil Resource Management in Nigeria: The case of Sovereign Oil Wealth (SOW) Fund

Giovanni Ricco and Nicola Viegi, The Ages of South African Fiscal Policy - 1970-2012

Session F2
Macroeconomics
EBW2

Sandra Mollentze and Bonakele Hlongwane, A financial cycle for South Africa

Kirsten Thompson, Renee van Eyden and Rangan Gupta, Identifying a financial conditions index for South Africa

Johannes Hermanus Kemp, Constructing a finance-neutral output gap for South Africa

Frederick Lutz, Using Google Trends to Nowcast Consumer Confidence in South Africa

Session F3
Economics and
business

EBW3

Ewert Kleynhans, A Microeconomic Analysis of the Level of Optimisation of the Capital and Labour Input Base of the South African Petroleum Industry

Asha Sundaram, Crime and Firm Dynamics: Evidence from South Africa

Ralitza Dobreva, The Impact of Acquisitions on Profitability: evidence from listed firms in South Africa

Geoffrey Scott Chapman, Economic impact of standards

Session F4
Economics and
education

EBW4

Debra Shepherd, Distributive effects of curriculum coverage in South Africa: an unconditional quantile regression approach

Marinda Pretorius and Derick Blaauw, Happiness among first year students, does orientation programmes make a difference?

Ravinder Rena and Sophia Egelser, An evaluation of the effectiveness of training on entrepreneurship development in Windhoek

Session F5
Energy
economics

EBW5

Requier Wait and Riaan Rossouw, The economic benefits of shale gas extraction in the southern Karoo, South Africa

Edward Blight and Peter Baur, Conflict of Energy in South Africa

Rashaad Amra, Back to the drawing board? : A critical evaluation of South Africa’s electricity tariff-setting methodology

Andrew Sylvester, Are the recent coal mergers partly to blame for soaring electricity prices?

Session F6
Poverty
EBW6

Ada Jansen, Mariana Moses, Stanford Mujuta and Derek Yu, Multifaceted poverty: Absolute, relative and subjective poverty in South Africa

Asmus Zoch, Life chances and class: Estimating inequality of opportunity in South Africa for various life stages

Session F7
China, BRICS
and the EU

EBW7

Lumengo Bonga-bonga, Assessing the readiness of BRICS grouping for mutual beneficial financial integration

Lynsey Mugomba and Doreen Bekker, China, the future hegemon of the global economy?

Tobias Knedlik, The impact of preferences on early warning systems - The case of the European Commission’s Scoreboard

Lawrence Edwards and Rhys Jenkins, The margins of export competition: A new approach to evaluating the impact of China on South African exports to Sub-Saharan Africa?

Thursday15:00 - 16:20Parallel Sessions G
Session G1
Forecasting
EBW1

Estian Calitz, Krige Siebrits and Ian Stuart, Enhancing the credibility of fiscal forecasts in South Africa: Is a fiscal council the only way?

Goodness Aye, Mehmet Balcilar, Rangan Gupta and Anandamayee Majumdar, Forecasting Aggregate Retail Sales: The Case of South Africa

Estian Calitz, Krige Siebrits and Ian Stuart, The accuracy of fiscal forecasts in South Africa

Maggie Thobejane and Isaac Kanyama, Forecasting Macroeconomic Variables in South Africa: Parametric versus Non-parametric Methods

Session G2
Inflation and
monetary policy

EBW2

Gideon du Rand and Stan du Plessis, An Agent Based Computational Model of Monetary Policy, Banking and Bank Regulation

Monique Reid and Stan du Plessis, See no inflation, hear no inflation: how the media influences inflation expectations in South Africa

Franz Ruch, Quantifying second round effects on inflation: a spillovers approach

Eliphas Ndou and Siobhan Redford, Relative price variability: Which components of the consumer price index contribute towards its variability?

Session G3
SADC and
Sub-Saharan
Africa

EBW3

Kwena Matjekana, Regional Economic Integration in Southern Africa - Dreams, Challenges and Realities

Carolyn Chisadza and Manoel Bittencourt, Modernisation hypothesis: evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

Neil Balchin, A Disaggregated Analysis of Product Price Integration in the Southern African Development Community

Rachel Chater and Mark Ellyne, Exchange Controls and SADC Regional Integration: Measuring SADC Restrictiveness

Session G4
Economics and
education

EBW4

Sean Muller, A Critical Reassessment of South African Public Education Expenditure

Rulof Burger, Estimating the South African schooling-productivity profile: A production function approach

Martin Gustafsson and Stephen Taylor, Treating schools to a new administration: The impact of South Africa’s 2005 provincial boundary changes on school performance

Janeli Viljoen, Does falling behind lead to being left behind? – Evidence form the National School Effectiveness Study (2007-2009)

Session G5
Trade
EBW5

Emilie Kinfack, The border effect on intra African trade evidence from monopolistic competition model

Kwame Osei-assibey, A Revisit of the Diverse Empirical Findings on the Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on Trade: Some Evidence from 3 Developing Economies

Prudence Madiba, Magda Kasyoka Wilson and Josine Uwilingiye, Current account balance and exchange rate dynamics in South Africa; an empirical investigation.

Dale Mudenda, Tariff Reform and Product Market Integration In Zambia: 1993 -2011

Session G6
Labour
economics

EBW6

Wynnona Steyn and Yolande Jordaan, Comparing the employment and compensation of public and private sector employees

Ferdinand Niyimbanira and Waldo Krugell, More about the good Samaritans: Characteristics of volunteers in South Africa

Martin Abel, Rulof Burger and Patrizio Piraino, Productivity Signals in the Labour Market: Evidence from South Africa

Derick Blaauw and Ilse Botha, Location, location, location – does it matter for the subjective well-being of day labourers in South Africa’s provinces?

Session G7
DSGE modeling
EBW7

Charl Jooste and Ruthira Naraidoo, Frictions and perfect foresight in a fiscal DSGE model

Mehmet Balcilar, Rangan Gupta and Kevin Kotze, Forecasting South African macroeconomic data with a nonlinear DSGE model

Thursday16:30 - 17:30
EBW1
Academic Committee meeting
Thursday19:00 - 
Centenary Complex
Gala dinner - Centenery Complex UFS
Friday08:00 - 09:00
EBW Building
Registration
Friday09:00 - 10:20Parallel Sessions H
Session H1
Asset markets,
exchange rates
and monetary
policy

EBW1

Philippe Burger, Market Uncertainty and Inflation in South Africa

Catherine Macleod and Charl Jooste, Time-varying exchange rate pass through

Benjamin Willem Smit, Christelle Grobler and Catrijne Elizabeth Ijssel de Schepper, The macroeconomic effects of a sudden stop (slowdown) in South Africa's foreign capital inflows

Stan du Plessis and Monique Reid, The exchange rate dimension of inflation targeting: target levels and currency volatility

Session H2
Financial
economics

EBW2

Joseph Pearson and Jaco du Toit, It is the weight that counts, silly!

Jesse de Beer, Consumer protection in the financial sector in South Africa: a review of recent developments

Session H3
International
economics

EBW3

Martin Grancay, Observations on the historical usage of the term comparative advantage

Tasha Naughtin and Neil Rankin, Exporting, Importing and Productivity: An Investigation of the Dynamics of the Entry and Exit into the Export and Import Market

Francois Steenkamp, A product level decomposition of South Africa’s export growth

Arno van Niekerk, Africa, Globalisation and the role of Economic Governance: Pre and post the GFC

Session H4
Economics and
education

EBW4

Marisa Coetzee, Measuring the effect of school choice on the performance of disadvantaged learners: The case of South Africa

Hendrik van Broekhuizen, Higher Education and Graduate Labour Market Status in South Africa

Marisa Coetzee and Stephen Taylor, Estimating the impact of a switch in the language of learning and teaching in South African primary schools

Stephen Taylor, The impact of study guides on matric performance: evidence from a randomised experiment

Session H5
Macroeconomics
EBW5

Trust Reason Mpofu, Real Exchange Rate Volatility and Employment Growth in South Africa: The Case of Manufacturing

Corne van Walbeek and Evelyne Nyokangi, Macroeconomic data revisions: Nominal and real changes

Le Roux Burrows and Anthonie Botha, Explaining the changing input-output multipliers in South African: 1980-2010

Session H6
Youth
unempoyment

EBW6

Gareth Roberts, The Dimensions of Youth Unemployment in South Africa

Neil Rankin, Wage subsidies and youth employment in South Africa. Evidence from a randomised control trial

Asmus Zoch, Understanding the underlying dynamics of the reservation wage for South African youth

Timothy Hinks and Volker Schoer, Predicted and Expected Earnings amongst the youth of South Africa: Are the young unemployed queuing for better paid jobs?

Session H7
Intergovernmental
relations

EBW7

Eddie Rakabe, Planning and budgeting for outcomes in a decentralised fiscal system

Ramos Mabugu, Ismael Fofana and Margaret Chitiga, Assessing Interregional Equity and Efficiency Effects of Intergovernmental Transfers in South Africa

Eddie Rakabe, The State of Fiscal Stress in South Africa’s Provinces: Improving fiscal performance

Friday10:20 - 10:50
EBW Building
Tea/Coffee
Friday10:50 - 11:25
EBW Auditorium
South African Journal of Economics
In this session Steve Koch, managing editor of the SAJE, will talk about what the SAJE is looking for in an article, both in terms of content and focus.
Friday11:30 - 12:50Parallel Sessions I
Session I2
Economic growth
EBW2

John Dunne, Giorgio D'agostino and Luca Pieroni, Military Expenditure, Endogeneity and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

John Paul Dunne and Nan Tian, Military Spending, Conflict and Economic Growth in Africa

Rasaki Stephen Dauda and Jesse Meshach Aziakpono, A panel data analysis of fertility and mortality effects on economic growth and development in West Africa

Session I3
Public finance
EBW3

Mbako Mbo and Charles Adjasi, Drivers of Organizational Performance: A State-Owned Enterprise Perspective

Henk Gnade, Basic infrastructure delivery and its welfare affect on rural and urban municipalities

Kabeya Clement Mulamba, Fiona Tregenna and Botha Ilse, Analysis of strategic interaction among South African municipalities

Session I4
Economics and
education

EBW4

Dev Tewari, Is matric math a good predictor of student performance in the first year university degree? A case study of faculty of management studies, UKZN

Alicia Fourie, Determining the efficiency of the TUCE in South Africa, A NWU Potchefstroom Campus study

Nico Keyser, Self-regulated learning and time perspective as predictors of academic performance in undergraduate Economics studies.

Lorraine Greyling and Nadia de Villiers, Analysing the impact of interventions on the performance of Economics 1 students

Session I5
Labour
economics

EBW5

Simon Ssekabira Ntege, Paid/salaried- verses self- employment choice and mobility, amidst equal opportunity laws in South Africa

Margaret Chitiga-mabugu, Maisonnave Helene, Ramos Mabugu and Veronique Robichaud, Analysing Job Creation Effects of Scaling Up Infrastructure Spending in South Africa

Cobus Burger, Using discrete choice dynamic programming to model job search and reservation wages in South Africa

Session I6
Financial
economics

EBW6

Darrol Stanley, Levan Efremidze, Michael Kinsman and Jannie Rossouw, Market Timing of the FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index Utilizing Entropy Analytics

Sean van der Merwe, Darren Steven and Martinette Pretorius, Bayesian Extreme Value Analysis of Stock Exchange Data

Gillian van Heerden, IPO Under-pricing on the JSE

Friday12:50 - 14:00
EBW Building
Lunch