Evaluating the Performance of South African Economics Departments
AbstractOver the past decade economics departments in South Africa have seen major changes and a certain level of disruption. Much of this can be attributed to the integration of our discipline into the global arena after a period of academic isolation. This paper presents a survey of economics departments and covers everything from staff profiles and qualifications, to curricula, and research output. This paper indicates that there has been some improvement in the state of economics at South African universities since 2003 when the previous survey was conducted. Research output is largely up as is the proportion in international journals and more researchers are producing in leading international economics publications. However, the gap between South African economics departments and their international counterparts remains large.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic Research Southern Africa in its series Working Papers with number 150.
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- John m. Luiz, 2009. "Evaluating The Performance Of South African Economics Departments," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 77(4), pages 591-602, December.
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