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Title:Evaluating the performance of South African economics departments
Author:Luiz, John M.ISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:South African Journal of Economics
Volume:77
Issue:4
Pages:591-602
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:economic research
economics education
economics
External link:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1813-6982.2009.01228.x/pdf
Abstract:Over 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 the economics 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. The 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 copunterparts remains large. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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