ARTICLES RELATING TO ECONOMICS

Don't fret about the right time to get to the airport. Just ask math.

2019-05-31 10:33

Here's how to figure out when you should arrive at the airport using the concept of expected utility.

Stellenbosch University gets first female dean of economics

2017-11-19 12:08

Professor Ingrid Woolard is the first woman to lead Stellenbosch University's faculty of economic and management sciences and she aims to push harder for access and support for students from poor and marginalised communities.

The misunderstanding at the core of economics

2017-03-10 07:00

Academic macroeconomists teach the general equilibrium model - and more modern variants with same fatal weaknesses - as a decent approximation of reality, says Mark Buchanan.

Budget tips: It's all about business opportunities

2017-02-21 15:31

Fin24 user Wynand Meyering says investing into modern technologies and getting modern export industries going will help create jobs and wealth for everyone.

Nobel Economics Prize awarded to Hart, Holmstrom for contract theory

2016-10-10 14:17

British-American economist Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland have won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work on contract theory, the jury has said.

Embarrassed by confused terminology

2016-08-23 15:40

Edward Ingram clarifies some points on banking terminology from his previous essay.

Central banks are doing stupid things

2016-08-10 14:57

Central bankers have not taken the basic step of making sensible observations and guesses about what needs to be done, says Edward Ingram.

Economists to engage on SA’s public policy issues

2016-07-11 16:01

Top postgraduate students as well as local and international experts will discuss public policy challenges at National Treasury's Public Economics Winter School.

 

Rwanda's story is more complex than clean streets and effective governance

2019-01-07 13:42

Rwanda is gradually becoming an economically prosperous society; yet it is not becoming an open or a more democratic society, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Is this the solution to poverty?

2018-05-03 12:15

A long and healthy life, most would agree, is linked to things like access to water and sanitation, good education and earning an income. But the conundrum is developing policy that can improve these for the poorest of the poor.

Thaler, famed for 'nudge' theory, wins Nobel economics prize

2017-10-09 15:14

Richard H. Thaler has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics for shedding light on how human weaknesses such as a lack of rationality and self-control can ultimately affect markets.

How storytelling shapes economic strategy

2017-02-23 13:00

As economics is an incredibly intricate field that the layperson often doesn’t comprehend, simplified narratives about certain economic events can influence how people respond to them.

Past matric exam papers: Economics

2016-10-13 12:46

Here's a collection of past Economics papers plus memos you can download for free to help you prepare for the matric finals.

The dangerous cult of academic macroeconomics

2016-10-04 07:43

One positive effect of the financial crisis has been a flowering of efforts to develop more useful alternatives to dominant macroeconomic models, says Mark Buchanan.

Why the world's economies are so confused

2016-08-16 12:54

Edward Ingram explains more key principles which have not been followed by central banks, creating confusion in the global economy.

Let's get Africa moving

2016-08-02 06:58

Edward Ingram is back with a better way to lend money which he says will restart the housing sector, build many more homes and create many more jobs.

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No downgrade from Moody's - here's one analyst's reason why

Analyst Justice Malala believes the Constitutional Court judgment on non-security upgrades to Nkandla influenced Moody's rating decision earlier this year.

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