nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2016‒08‒21
one paper chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. Examining the performance of the South African economics departments, 2005-2014 By Derek Yu; Atoko Kasongo; Mariana Moses

  1. By: Derek Yu (Department of Economics, University of the Western Cape); Atoko Kasongo (Department of Economics, University of the Western Cape); Mariana Moses (Department of Economics, University of the Western Cape)
    Abstract: This study examines the teaching and research activities of 17 Economics Departments in 2005-2014 by consulting the information from each university’s faculty prospectus, publication in accredited local and international peer-reviewed journals, Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) conference participation, Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) working paper series and the National Research Foundation (NRF). The results indicate there is big variation in the departments’ teaching and research activities during the period. Nonetheless, research output increased, in particular publication in accredited international journals in both absolute and proportional terms.
    Keywords: Economics departments, research, teaching, South Africa
    JEL: A11 A20
    Date: 2016

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