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Economics in the real world: Reflections on three policy engagements

When: Monday, 16 April 2018 - Monday, 16 April 2018
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, 2ndFloor, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:18:00
Enquiries:

Enquiries: Rechelle.Tsunke@wits.ac.za / (011) 717-1193

Professor Imraan Valodia, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management will present his inaugural lecture.

In his inaugural lecture Valodia will reflect on the role of an economist in shaping policies aimed at reducing inequality. He will focus on three policy issues that have played some role in guiding ‘academic discussions’ to actual policy recommendations. These are the proposal for a National Minimum Wage in South Africa; the proposed amendments to the Competition Act; and finally, the proposal to increase the rate of VAT from 14% to 15%.

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