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OPENING SESSION: Nobel Symposium in Economic Sciences

Nobel Symposium, Public Event

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Members of the public are invited to join the Opening Session of the Nobel Symposium in Economic Sciences. Themed “Micro-development research in the last 20 years: What have we learned?”, this will be the third symposium in the Nobel in Africa series at STIAS.

Nobel in Africa is a STIAS Initiative in partnership with Stellenbosch University, under the auspices of the Nobel Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences with funding from the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation.


09:00 – Opening remarks:
• STIAS Director, Edward K. Kirumira
• Stellenbosch University Vice Chancellor, Wim de Villiers
• Swedish Ambassador to South Africa, Håkan Juholt
• Symposium Convenors: Jakob Svensson, Stockholm University and Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University

09:30 – Poverty alleviation/Social protection  (Chair: Ian Goldin, University of Oxford)
• Speaker: Oriana Bandiera, The London School of Economics and Political Science
• Respondent: Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• Respondent: Christopher Udry, Northwestern University

11:00 – Refreshments

Members of the media are requested to liaise with:
Noloyiso Mtembu at [email protected] or 021 808 2584.



Bookings are closed for this event.

Date and time

Tuesday, 12 March 2024

09:00 – 11:00​

All times are in SAST (UTC+2)


STIAS Wallenberg Research Centre

STIAS, Marais Road, Mostertsdrift

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