University Of Pretoria Economics

University Of Pretoria Economics

University Of Pretoria Economics, The Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria is committed to the University’s vision of being globally competitive and locally relevant. Our courses and programmes are benchmarked against the best international practices to enable our students to ‘work and play anywhere in the world’.

Welcome to the Department of Construction Economics

The Department of Construction Economics offers undergraduate and post graduate degrees in:

Construction Management

Quantity Surveying

Real Estate

The Department is a leader in the provision of well-prepared practitioners in the fields of construction and property development in the private and public sector, both locally and abroad. We are accredited with the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession (SACQSP), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professionals (SACPCMP) as well as by the South African Council For The Property Valuers Profession (SACPVP). We also have a strong relationship with industry and relevant professional associations such as the Associaton of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS).  Our department offers regular short courses aimed at skills development in the industry. For more information on these courses

We are also actively involved in the following areas of research:

  • Building Information Modeling and Construction Project Management
  • Construction Innovation
  • Costing Models and Whole Life Costing
  • Green Building
  • Project / Construction Procurement
  • Property Valuation and Economics
  • Risk and Decision-making in Real Estate
  • Urban Resilience
  • Well-being in the Built Environment

Economic and Management Sciences (Honours) – 2021

BAdminHons Public Administration and Management
BComHons Agricultural Economics
BComHons Business Management
BComHons Communication Management
BComHons Econometrics
BComHons Economics
BComHons Financial Management Science
BComHons Human Resource Management
BComHons Human Resource Management and Labour Relations
BComHons Informatics
BComHons Internal Auditing
BComHons Investment Management
BComHons Marketing Management
BComHons Mathematical Statistics
BComHons Statistics
BComHons Supply Chain Management
BComHons Taxation
BComHons Tourism Management
 

Economic and Management Sciences (Masters) – 2021

MAdmin Public Management and Policy
MCom Accounting Sciences
MCom Accounting Sciences (Coursework)
MCom Agricultural Economics
MCom Auditing
MCom Business Management
MCom Econometrics (Coursework)
MCom Economics (Coursework)
MCom Financial Management Sciences
MCom Financial Management Sciences (Coursework)
MCom Human Resource Management (Coursework)
MCom Industrial Psychology (Coursework)
MCom Informatics
MCom Marketing Management
MCom Marketing Management (Coursework)
MCom Taxation
MCom Taxation (Coursework)
MCom Tourism Management
MPA (Coursework)
MPA Public Infrastructure Management (Coursework)
MPhil Agricultural Economics (Coursework)
MPhil Business Management Responsible Leadership (Coursework)
MPhil Business Management Supply Chain Management (Coursework)
MPhil Communication Management
MPhil Communication Management (Coursework)
MPhil Development Practice (Coursework)
MPhil Economics (Coursework)
MPhil Entrepreneurship (Coursework)
MPhil Fraud Risk Management (Coursework)
MPhil Human Resource Management
MPhil Internal Auditing (Coursework)
MPhil Labour Relations Management
MPhil Public Policy
MPhil Taxation (Coursework)
MPhil Tourism Management
MPhil Tourism Management (Coursework)

 

Honours degrees

Please note:
Department of Economics plans to accept no more than 45 (total) students into its BCom (Hons) Economics and BCom (Hons) Econometrics programmes. Selection criteria listed in the EMS postgraduate regulations booklet apply; we have not set out additional requirements beyond what we have listed there.

 

The Department of Economics offers the following Honours degrees:

  • BComHons (Econometrics)
Students registered for the BComHons (Econometrics) degree must complete six compulsory courses. They are two microeconomics courses (Microeconomics Fundamentals and Applied Microeconomics in International Trade and Public Finance), two macroeconomic courses (Macroeconomic Fundamentals and Applied Macroeconomics in Monetary Economics and Economic Development) and two Econometrics courses (Econometrics 714 and Econometrics 724). In addition to the compulsory courses, students must also complete an essay (EKT 795).
  • BComHons (Economics)
Students registered for the BComHons (Economics) degree must complete six compulsory courses. They are two microeconomics courses (Microeconomics Fundamentals and Applied Microeconomics in International Trade and Public Finance), two macroeconomic courses (Macroeconomic Fundamentals and Applied Macroeconomics in Monetary Economics and Economic Development) and two Econometrics courses (Econometrics 713 and Econometrics 723). In addition to the compulsory courses, students must also complete an essay (EKN 795).

Economics: Staff

Prof S Koch
Head of Department
Qualifications: MA(Pennsylvania), PhD(Pennsylvania)
Research Interests: Health Economics; Labour Economics; Competition Policy and Industrial Organization Microeconometrics
Courses lectured: Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics, Applied Research Workshop
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 5285
Fax: +27 (0)86 6242 444
E-mail: steve.koch@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
Personal website
 
 
Dr H Bohlmann
Senior lecturer
Qualifications: MCom(Pret), PhD(Monash University)
Research Interests: Computable General Equilibrium Modelling, Development Economics, Labour Economics
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6394
E-mail: heinrich.bohlmann@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 
 
Prof M Breitenbach
Associate Professor
Qualifications: MCom(Vista), PhD(Vista)
Research Interests: Economic Impact Assessment with Specific Reference to Public Project Appraisal and Regional Economic Impact Assessment; Economic-, Agricultural-, Rural-, and Local Economic Development
Courses lectured: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Monetary Economics, Development Economics
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3468
E-mail: martin.breitenbach@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 
 
Dr C Chisadza
Lecturer
Qualifications: BCom(Hons) Economics, MCom Economics
Research interests: Growth and Development, Macroeconomics, Political Economy
Courses lectured: Microeconomics, Introductory Growth and Development
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3134
Email: carolyn.chisadza@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 
Dr M Clance
Senior lecturer
Qualifications: PhD (Clemson University)
Research Interests: International Trade, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics
Courses lectured: Principles Micro and Macro, Intermediate Macro, Honours Econometrics
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3453
E-mail: matthew.clance@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 
 
Prof R Franzsen
Professor
Qualifications: BLC(Pret), LLB(Pret), LLD(Stellenbosch)
Research Interests: Property and land taxes, transfer duty
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 5538
E-mail: riel.franzsen@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 
Prof Augustin Fosu
Extraordinary Professor
Prof. Augustin Fosu is Professor, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon and Extraordinary Professor, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is also Research Associate, Brook World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester, UK; and Research Associate, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford, UK.
 
He has published extensively, with certain rankings listing him among ‘top economists’ globally, e.g., http://ideas.repec.org/coupe.html. His recent edited books include Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World (Oxford University Press, 2013).
 
Dr Y Getachew
Associate Professor
Qualifications: PhD (Maastricht University)
Research Interests: Economic Growth, Macroeconomic Development, Income and Wealth Inequality
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 4509
E-mail: yoseph.getachew@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 
Prof R Gupta
Professor
Qualifications: PhD(Connecticut)
Research Interests: Monetary Theory and Policy; Business Cycles; Time Series Econometrics
Courses lectured: Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics, Advanced International Trade and Investment, International Economics
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3460
E-mail: rangan.gupta@up.ac.za
Personal Website
 
 
Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz
Associate Professor
Qualifications: BCom Hons(Macedonia, Greece), MCom(Pret), PhD(Pret)
Research Interests: Energy economics, Environmental economics, Economic growth and development, Time series econometrics
Courses lectured: Economics: Undergraduate, Economics for actuarial students: Undergraduate, Econometrics: Seminars for practitioners
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 4504
E-mail: roula.inglesi-lotz@up.ac.za
Personal Website
Detailed CV
 
 
 
Mr J Janse van Rensburg
Lecturer
Qualifications: BCom(Hons), MCom(Pret)
Research Interests: Health Economics
Courses lectured: Macroeconomics, International Economics, Health Economics
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3467
E-mail: jan.jansevanrensburg@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 
Prof A Jordaan
Associate Professor
Qualifications: BA(Hons), MCom, DCom(Pret), HED
Research Interests: Development Economics
Courses lectured: Economic Description and Theory, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Economics, Development Economics, Urban Economics
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3462
E-mail: andre.jordaan@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 
Dr S Kilambo
Lecturer
Qualifications: PhD (Edinburgh), MA Econ (Stellenbosch), BA Hons (Botswana), Dip(Econ Assess (Molder Norway)
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 4507
E-mail: sixta.kilambo@up.ac.za
Short CV
Detailed CV
 
Prof T McGrimmon
Extraordinary Lecturer
Qualifications: PhD(Econ)(Wyoming), PhD(Sociology)(South Carolina)
Research Interests: Behavioral Economics and Finance, Bargaining and Game theory, Experimental Economics, Agent-based Modelling
Courses lectured: Microeconomics, Game Theory, Law and Economics, Financial Markets and Institutions, Money and Banking
E-mail: tucker.mcgrimmon@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
Personal Website
 
 
Mr M Molefinyane
Lecturer
Qualifications: MCom (Economics) (Wits)
Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Industrial Organization, Game Theory, Decision Theory
Courses lectured: EKN 110 and 120
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 4503
E-mail: mpoifeng.molefinyane@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 
 
Dr Jesse Naidoo
Senior lecturer
Qualifications: PhD (University of Chicago)
Research Interests: economics of the family, economic demography
Courses lectured: microeconomics, applied econometrics (graduate)
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3464
E-mail: jesse.naidoo@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
Personal website
 
Prof R Naraidoo
Associate Professor
Qualifications: MSc, PhD (Cardiff)
Research Interests: Applied Macroeconomic Theory and Policy, Political Economics, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Labour Economics, Time Series Analysis
Courses lectured: Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics.
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3729
E-mail: ruthira.naraidoo@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 
Dr N Nicholls
Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: BComm(Hons); MComm (Economics); BA(Hons); MA (Psychology); PhD (Economics)
Research Interests: Applied Microeconomics, particularly rationality violations
Courses lectured: Microeconomics
Tel: +27 (0)21 420 4505
E-Mail: nicky.nicholls@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 
 
Mr D Scholtz
Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: BCom(Econ)(Hons), LLB(Pret), MPhil Taxation (Pret)(Cum laude)
Research Interests: Tax Incentives; Tax Harmonisation; Taxation for Development
Courses lectured: Public Finance, Economic Analysis, Elementary Economics
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3524
E-mail: dirk.scholtz@up.ac.za
Résumé
 
Prof R van Eyden
Professor
Qualifications: BSc(Hons), MBA, DCom(Pret)
Research Interests: Applied Econometrics; Macroeconomic Modelling
Courses lectured: Economic Analysis, Econometrics, Macroeconomic Modelling
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3456
E-mail: renee.vaneyden@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 
Prof J van Heerden
Professor
Qualifications: BCom(Hons), MCom(RAU), MA(WIU), MA PhD(Rice Univ Texas), HE D(Unisa)
Research Interests: Microeconomics; Computable General Equilibrium Modelling
Courses lectured: Microeconomics
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3451
E-mail: jan.vanheerden@up.ac.za
Detailed CV
 
Dr Marius van Oordt
Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: PhD in Tax Policy
Tel: +27 12 420 3470
Fax: +27 12 420 4508
E-mail: marius.vanoordt@up.ac.za
Prof N Viegi
Professor
Qualifications: Ph.D in Economics, University of Stratchlyde in Glasgow, MSc in Economics, University of Glasgow, Laurea in Economia e Commercio Universita degli Studi di Pisa
Research Interests: Monetary economics, economic policy theory, monetary fiscal policy interdependence, political economy of monetary institutions, economic policy under uncertainty assets prices and monetary policy, regional integration in Africa, political economy of government debt, the economics of colonisation and decolonisation, macromodelling for emerging countries, economic growth and institutions.
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3820
E-mail: nicola.viegi@up.ac.za
Personal website
Detailed CV
 
 
Prof A Zimper
Professor
Qualifications: Diplom-Volkswirt (Humboldt University), Dr. rer. pol. (University of Mannheim)
Research Interests: Decision Theory, Game Theory, General Equilibrium Theory under Asymmetric Information, Asset Pricing, Financial Markets and Banking Regulation, Bayesian Learning under Ambiguity, Bounded Rationality
Courses lectured: Econ Theory
Recent Full Text Articles
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 4505
E-mail: alexander.zimper@up.ac.za
Personal website
Detailed CV
 
 
 
Ms L Cromhout
Departmental Administrator: Undergraduate
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 2413
E-mail: louise.cromhout@up.ac.za
Ms S Laing
Departmental Administrator: Research in the Department
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 3453
Fax: +27 (0)86 624 2487
E-mail: sonja.laing@up.ac.za
Ms S Magwaza
Departmental Administrator: Head of the Department & Graduate Officer
Qualifications: BAdmin(Hons) Public Management (Pret)
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 2423
Fax: +27 (0)86 6242 444
E-mail: sindi.magwaza@up.ac.za
 

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