Public Economics Winter School 2017

University of Pretoria, 3-7 July 2017
The University of Pretoria will hold from 3-7 July 2017 the second Winter School – one of the key events in the public economics capacity building initiative managed by GTAC on behalf of the National Treasury.

The programme of the Winter School gathers high-level public economics thinkers to strengthen graduate training and research in public economics and public policy.

The three themes selected for the 2017 edition are:

  • Tax design and tax policy
  • Housing and urban development 
  • The role of the state in financial markets

On 3 July 2017 UNU-WIDER researchers contributed to the programme on different topics. Director Finn Tarp provided a keynote address on African development, Chief Economist and Deputy Director Tony Addison presented on extractives industries, and Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow Jukka Pirttilä shared recent empirical lessons on tax and development.

View and download Finn Tarp's presentation slides

View and download Tony Addison's presentation slides

View and download Jukka Pirttilä's presentations slides