UCT Economics Society

About the UCT Economics Society

The UCT Economics Society, based in the School of Economics, at the University of Cape Town, serves as a central hub for news about economics events and webinars at UCT or in South Africa, and occasionally from further afield. Please click on the logos above to access our communication channels. Occasional news from the field is also shared on social media.

Subscribing to the WhatsApp announcement group is a convenient way to receive notifications for upcoming events. Only the admins send messages, which happens about once every few weeks. Join our Telegram channel, which has a linked chat group for banter, jokes, economics help with Q&A, etc., from across all years, but in the Slack Workspace, you'll find dedicated channels for each year and course. Try out economics.stackexchange.com for your economics questions, and show off your reputation there with us in our Telegram group!

Follow us on Twitter, or on Facebook. Subscribe to our mailing list on Vula.

Monday 1pm School of Economics webinars: https://sites.google.com/view/uct-economics 

Check out this guide for studying UCT economics courses! This guide is also helpful for any economics postgraduate student in an economics department.

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Subscribe to the calendar with the iCal address ( https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/13skvrp00irdl41q1rlaae0bqo%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics ). You can add a new calendar "From URL" in the Google Calendar web app, or by clicking on the blue "+" button on the bottom-right of the calendar web page.

Quarterly video meetings, hosted ourselves

First Thursday of March, June, September and December, at 6pm–7pm

If you have a topic in mind and would like to lead one of our quarterly video meetings, please contact Aidan at hello@aidanhorn.co.za

To join, please DM your Google Workspace email address to Aidan at https://wa.me/27609159535 , along with your first name and surname. He can add you to the calendar event.

Date (Leader): Topic

6 June 2024, 6pm: (Name): Topic

5 Sept 2024, 6pm:

5 Dec 2024, 6pm:

R Tutoring

Aidan Horn is volunteering to mentor interested parties on computer skills and R programming. His framework is outlined in this blog post: https://econdata.co.za/user-guide/learn-r-programming/ 

You may schedule a time to meet him at https://calendly.com/aidan-horn/r-tutoring-free 

Our Google Calendar Team

These are the people responsible for populating the various elements of our Google Calendar: