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Department of Economics

Faculty of Economics: Staff

Prof M Bittencourt

Associate Professor

Qualifications: MSc, PhD (Bristol)
Research Interests: Growth and Development Economics
Courses lectured: Growth and Development Economics and Panel Data
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel:
+27 12 420 3463 
E-mail: manoel.bittencourt@up.ac.za
Personal website 
 

Prof J Blignaut

Professor

Qualifications: MCom(UFS), DCom(Pret)
Research Interests: Environmental Resource Economics; Development Economics
Courses lectured: Environmental resource economics, Development economics, Macroeconomics.
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: 084 720 4127
E-mail: jnblignaut@gmail.com
Detailed CV
 

Dr H Bohlmann

Senior lecturer

Qualifications: MCom(Pret), PhD(Monash University)
Research Interests: Computable General Equilibrium Modelling, Development Economics, Labour Economics
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 12 420 2413
E-mail: heinrich.bohlmann@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 

 

Prof M Breitenbach

Associate Professor

Qualifications: MCom(Vista), PhD(Vista)
Research Interests: Economic Impact Assessment with Specific Reference to Public Project Appraisal and Regional Economic Impact Assessment; Economic-, Agricultural-, Rural-, and Local Economic Development
Courses lectured: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Monetary Economics, Development Economics
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 12 420 3468
E-mail: martin.breitenbach@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 

Dr M Clance

Senior lecturer

Qualifications: PhD (Clemson University)
Research Interests: International Trade, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics
Courses lectured: Principles Micro and Macro, Intermediate Macro, Honours Econometrics
Tel: +27 12 420 3461
E-mail: matthew.clance@up.ac.za 
Detailed CV
 

 

Dr A de Waal

Lecturer

Qualifications: BCom(Hons)(Pret), MCom(Pret), PhD(Pret) 
Research Interests: Applied Econometrics: Global VAR (GVAR) Modelling, Macroeconomic Modelling, Time Series Analysis and Panel Data; Monetary Economics
Courses lectured: Honours Econometrics, Economic Analysis, Introductory Economics
Tel: +27 12 420 4505
E-mail: annari.dewaal@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 

Prof R Franzsen

Professor

Qualifications: BLC(Pret), LLB(Pret), LLD(Stellenbosch)
Research Interests: Property and land taxes, transfer duty
Tel: +27 12 420 5538
E-mail: riel.franzsen@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 

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Dr Y Getachew

Senior lecturer

Qualifications: PhD (Maastricht University)
Research Interests: Economic Growth, Macroeconomic Development, Income and Wealth Inequality
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel:
+27 12 420 4509
E-mailyoseph.getachew@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 

 

Prof R Gupta

Professor

Qualifications: PhD(Connecticut)
Research Interests: Monetary Theory and Policy; Business Cycles; Time Series Econometrics
Courses lectured: Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics, Advanced International Trade and Investment, International Economics
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel:
+27 12 420 3460
E-mail: rangan.gupta@up.ac.za
Personal Website 
 

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Dr Roula Inglesi-Lotz

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BCom Hons(Macedonia, Greece), MCom(Pret), PhD(Pret)
Research Interests: Energy economics, Environmental economics, Economic growth and development, Time series econometrics
Courses lectured: Economics: Undergraduate, Economics for actuarial students: Undergraduate, Econometrics: Seminars for practitioners
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 12 420 4504
E-mail: roula.inglesi-lotz@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 

 

Mr J Janse van Rensburg

Lecturer

Qualifications: BCom(Hons), MCom(Pret)
Research Interests: Health Economics
Courses lectured: Macroeconomics, International Economics, Health Economics
Tel: +27 12 420 3467
E-mail: jan.vanrensburg@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 

Prof A Jordaan

Associate Professor

Qualifications: BA(Hons), MCom, DCom(Pret), HED
Research Interests: Development Economics
Courses lectured: Economic Description and Theory, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Economics, Development Economics, Urban Economics
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 12 420 3462
E-mail: andre.jordaan@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 

 

 

Ms S Kilambo

Lecturer

Qualifications: BA(Botswana), MA(Stellenbosch)
Tel:
+27 12 420 4507
E-mail: sixta.kilambo@up.ac.za

Prof S Koch

Head of Department

Qualifications: MA(Pennsylvania), PhD(Pennsylvania)
Research Interests: Health Economics; Labour Economics; Competition Policy and Industrial Organization Microeconometrics
Courses lectured: Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics, Applied Research Workshop
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel:
+27 12 420 5285
Fax: +27 86 6242 444
E-mail: steve.koch@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 

Prof T McGrimmon

Extraordinary Lecturer

Qualifications: PhD(Econ)(Wyoming), PhD(Sociology)(South Carolina)
Research Interests: Behavioral Economics and Finance, Bargaining and Game theory, Experimental Economics, Agent-based Modelling  
Courses lectured: Microeconomics, Game Theory, Law and Economics, Financial Markets and Institutions, Money and Banking   
E-mail: tucker.mcgrimmon@up.ac.za
Detailed CV

Personal Website 
 

 

Prof R Naraidoo

Associate Professor

Qualifications: MSc, PhD (Cardiff)
Research Interests: Applied Macroeconomic Theory and Policy, Political Economics, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Labour Economics, Time Series Analysis
Courses lectured: Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics.
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 12 420 3729
E-mail: ruthira.naraidoo@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 

Mr D Scholtz

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BCom(Econ)(Hons), LLB(Pret)
Research Interests: Tax Incentives; Tax Harmonisation; Taxation for Development
Courses lectured: Public Finance, Economic Analysis, Elementary Economics
Tel: +27 12 420 3524
E-mail: dirk.scholtz@up.ac.za
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Dr R Seymore

Lecturer

Qualifications: MCom(Econ)(Pret), DCom(Pret)
Research Interests: International Trade, WTO Negotiations
Courses lectured: Introductory Economics, International Economics
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 12 420 3464
E-mail: reyno.seymore@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 

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Prof R van Eyden

Associate Professor

Qualifications: BSc(Hons), MBA, DCom(Pret)
Research Interests: Applied Econometrics; Macroeconomic ModellingCourses lectured: Economic Analysis, Econometrics, Macroeconomic Modelling
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 12 420 3456
E-mail: renee.vaneyden@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 

Prof J van Heerden

Professor

Qualifications: BCom(Hons), MCom(RAU), MA(WIU), MA PhD(Rice Univ Texas), HE D(Unisa)
Research Interests: Microeconomics; Computable General Equilibrium Modelling
Courses lectured: Microeconomics
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 12 420 3451
E-mail: jan.vanheerden@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 

Prof N Viegi

Professor

Qualifications: Ph.D in Economics, University of Stratchlyde in Glasgow, MSc in Economics, University of Glasgow, Laurea in Economia e Commercio Universita degli Studi di Pisa
Research Interests: Monetary economics, economic policy theory, monetary fiscal policy interdependence, political economy of monetary institutions, economic policy under uncertainty assets prices and monetary policy, regional integration in Africa, political economy of government debt, the economics of colonisation and decolonisation, macromodelling for emerging countries, economic growth and institutions.
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 12 420 3820
E-mail: nicola.viegi@up.ac.za
Personal website
Detailed CV
 

Prof A Zimper

Professor

Qualifications: Diplom-Volkswirt (Humboldt University), Dr. rer. pol. (University of Mannheim)
Research Interests: Decision Theory, Game Theory, General Equilibrium Theory under Asymmetric Information, Asset Pricing, Financial Markets and Banking Regulation, Bayesian Learning under Ambiguity, Bounded Rationality
Courses lectured: Econ Theory
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 12 420 4505
E-mail: alexander.zimper@up.ac.za
Personal website
Detailed CV
 

 

 

Staff

Ms M Blom

Departmental Administrator: Personnel & finances

Tel: +27 12 420 4207
Fax: +27 86 5629 721
E-mail: marita.blom@up.ac.za

Ms L Cromhout

Departmental Administrator: Undergraduate

Tel: +27 12 420 2413
E-mail:
louise.cromhout@up.ac.za

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Ms S Laing

Departmental Administrator: Research in the Department

Tel: +27 12 420 3453
Fax:
+27 86 624 2487
E-mail:
sonja.laing@up.ac.za

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Ms S Magwaza

Departmental Administrator: Head of the Department & Graduate Officer

Qualifications: BAdmin(Hons) Public Management (Pret)
Tel: +27 12 420 2423
Fax:
+27 86 6242 444
E-mail: sindi.magwaza@up.ac.za