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Skills Development


ERSA sponsors and facilitates a Skills Development Training Programme in basic Econometrics for academics and postgraduate students (masters and PhD) with limited training in Econometrics and quantitative methods. The skills development initiative is in line with ERSA’s objective to deepen economic research capacity and to train young economists in Southern Africa.


The training programme, comprised of three components; time series techniques, cross-sectional techniques and panel data analysis runs over the course of three years. Each component of the programme will be covered in one week of intensive training.


ERSA sponsors between 10 to 15 delegates to attend the full programme. The sponsorship caters for course fees, and where required accommodation and flights.

Who should attend

Priority is given to academics in South African universities with limited background in econometrics, mathematics and statistics. In exceptional cases applications from postgraduate students (masters and PhD) registered in South African universities will be considered. Preference will be given to applications from an institution that intends to send 2 to 3 delegates in a cohort.

Next Call for Applications

Please contact the ERSA office for more information on this programme: [email protected]