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
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%.Add event to calendar