Sustainable Growth in South Africa

  • Date: Friday, 23 April 2010
  • Venue: TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Corner of Percy, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers: Johann Fedderke
  • Organisation: TIPS


Professor Johann Fedderke

Sustainable Growth in South Africa

Chair: Alan Hirsch, The Presidency


About Professor Johann Fedderke
Johann Fedderke is a Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He holds the Helen Suzman Chair in Political Economy and a position in the Business School at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also the Director of Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA). Professor Fedderke's research interests centre on the determinants of economic growth, with a special focus on the role of institutions in long run economic development.

Professor Fedderke has an MPhil and PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and has held tenured positions at the City University of London, the University of the Witwatersrand, and the University of Cape Town. He has served as Visiting Professor at the RAND Graduate School, Oxford, and the University of the Witwatersrand.

Professor Fedderke has published extensively and made substantial empirical and theoretical contributions to the field of economics in South Africa and beyond providing cross-country, panel and country specific time series evidence on the interaction of growth and institutions.

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