Our Annual Reports

Annual Report 2014

Director’s Statement

ERSA is a nationally funded programme designed to both broaden the scope of economic research in South Africa, and to deepen its quality in order to ensure greater international exposure of economic research conducted in Southern Africa.

ERSA Annual Report 2013

Director’s Statement

ERSA is a nationally funded programme designed to both broaden the scope of economic research in South Africa, and to deepen its quality in order to ensure greater international exposure of economic research conducted in Southern Africa.

ERSA Annual Report 2012

Director’s Statement

ERSA is a National Funded programme designed to both broaden the scope of economic research in South Africa, and to deepen its quality in order to ensure greater international exposure of economic research conducted in Southern Africa.

Toward this end ERSA publishes a Working Paper series, provides financial incentives to researchers to publish their papers in peer reviewed scholarly journals, run Workshop programmes in 5 core research areas, and provides extensive support to graduate students in economics in Southern Africa.

ERSA Annual Report 2010

Since its inception in 2005, ERSA has been in operation for 5 years. It was therefore useful that the Steering Committee of ERSA instituted an independent external review of the activities, output and operation of the ERSA mechanism. Professor David Hendry, Matthew Stern and Dr. Stephen Yeo constituted the review panel, whose report was presented to a joint sitting of the Steering Committee and Academic Board of ERSA in November 2009. The report was wide ranging and provided a detailed examination of the activities of ERSA to date.

ERSA Annual Report 2009

Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) is an initiative focussed on the promotion of increasing the depth and breadth of research in economics in South Africa.  ERSA currently employs a number of mechanisms designed to facilitate research activity in economics:

ERSA Annual Report 2008

For ERSA the 2007/2008 year was one of substantial growth. Not only have the traditional areas of activity of ERSA grown substantially in terms of both scope and depth, but a range of new initiatives have added to the intellectual span of ERSA.  Perhaps most importantly the ERSA Working and Paper Series have seen significant improvement during the course of 2007. The number of submissions received by ERSA under the two papers series has increased substantially, with a growing range of academic institutions in South Africa submitting papers for review.