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Department of Economics

ERSA Firm Workshop

Posted on 09 March 2011

Prof Steve Koch delivered a paper at an ERSA Firm Workshop held in Ballito from 1 - 3 February 2011. The title of his talk was "The Semiparametric Stochastic Frontier Analysis of African Manufacturing Enterprises", based on research done and co-authored by Prof Neil Rankin from Wits.

During the two-and-a-half day workshop, 24 papers were delivered. Over 30 academics and government officials attended the workshop. Topics ranged from foreign direct investment flows between South Africa and China, the effect of labour regulations on South African firm performance, to the relationship between uncompetitive agricultural value chains and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, to name a few.

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