Workshop: Macro-fiscal analysis and policy modelling
Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2023
Time: 11:00–16:00 GMT +2
On 22 March, the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the National Treasury of South Africa will host a workshop as part of the Southern Africa - Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) programme's Macro-fiscal analysis and policy modelling work stream.
The workshop features presentations of near-final drafts of research papers on various topics related to macro-fiscal analysis and policy modelling, including climate change and the efficiency of public expenditure, fiscal multipliers, fiscal anchors, the Phillips curve, and the media's inflation message. Researchers have the opportunity to receive feedback on their work to finalize their papers. Previous workshops have been insightful and productive sessions, providing an excellent platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration among the participating researchers. The research presented is aimed at contributing to the ongoing efforts towards inclusive economic development in Southern Africa.
Please note that this is a closed event, and only invited researchers will be in attendance.
Workshop Chair: Philippe Burger | Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
11:00 – 11:15 Welcome and introductions
11:15 –11:45 Fiscal anchors and sustainable fiscal policymaking
Krige Siebrits | Stellenbosch University
11:45 –12:15 Fiscal multipliers in South Africa – Large and time varying parameter BVAR approaches
Gideon Du Rand | Stellenbosch University
12:15 –13:00 Lunch Break
13:00–13:30 How Does Climate Change Affect the Public Expenditures Efficiency in South Africa? Evident from Stochastic Frontier Model
Yacouba Coulibaly | Orleans Economics Laboratory
13:30 –14:00 Exploring the network of individuals that influence the media's inflation message in South Africa
Katrien Smuts | Stellenbosch University
14:30–15:00 Uncovering the Phillips curve with deep learning methods
Dawie van Lill | Stellenbosch University
15:00–15:30 Can fiscal consolidation balance growth with stability in South Africa?
Abhishek Kumar | University of Southampton
15:30–15:45 Concluding remarks