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Fifth Annual Monetary Economics Workshop

Workshop date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 to Thursday, August 27, 2015
Workshop location: 
South African Reserve Bank, Pretoria

The Fifth Annual Monetary Economics workshop will be dedicated to four issues central to monetary and fiscal policy making in South Africa. Davide Furceri of the IMF will present his work on the secular decline of world real interest rate, which has form the backbone the Fund analysis in the latest World Economic Outlook. A panel discussion will follow to consider the implications for South African policy making. 3 more panel discussions will deal with the effect of labour market structure on short run business cycle in South Africa, fiscal and monetary policy coordination and the role of inequality in economic policy formulation.

The deadline for abstract submission is the 20th of July 2015.

ERSA will provide financial support to cover economy class flights, transfers and  accommodation.  While  the  workshop  is  free  of  charge,  including breakfast and lunches, delegates are expected to pay for any other expenses incurred. Flights cannot be cancelled, and any changes are at the delegate’s own expense and responsibility

Please email yoemna.mosaval [at] if you would like to attend and for  paper submission. For  more  information on  the  Monetary Economics Workshop, please contact Prof Nicola Viegi at nicola.viegi [at]