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Johannes W. Fedderke

Education 
Ph.D., University of Cambridge
M. Phi., University of Cambridge
B.C. Economics, B.C. Business Administration, University of Natal-Durban, summa cum laude

Dr. Johannes Fedderke is a leading South African economist whose research interests focus on technology and innovation, macroeconomics, economic development, political economy, institutions, and trade. His most recent works study allocation of aid, institutional development, aid policy, and labor market flexibility in South Africa. Dr. Fedderke has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and is managing editor of the South African Journal of Economics. In 2006, he was elected to the Academy of Science of South Africa.

Dr. Fedderke frequently speaks on education policy in South Africa, human capital and growth, infrastructure, and foreign direct investment in Africa. A consultant to the World Bank, Dr. Fedderke has been invited to address the African Union, the United Nations Development Program, and the G20. He has been the director of Econometric Research Southern Africa from 1999, and is an honorary research fellow of the Helen Suzman Foundation. He is a former president of the African Econometrics Society.

Contact Information
E-mail: 
jwf15@psu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications 
"Optimal Sets of Candidates," Economics and Politics, 22(2), 127-50, 2010.

"Infrastructure and Growth in South Africa: Direct and Indirect Productivity Impacts of 19 Infrastructure Measures," World Development, 37(9), 1522-30, with  Bogetiæ, , 2009.

"Industry Concentration in South African Manufacturing: Trends & Consequences: 1970-1996" Economic Modelling, 26(1), 241-250, with Szalontai, G., 2009.

"Competition and Productivity Growth in South Africa," Economics of Transition, 16(4), 741-68, with Aghion, P. and Braun, M., 2008.

"Does human capital generate social and institutional capital? Exploring evidence from South African time series data," Oxford Economic Papers, 60, 649-82, with Luiz, J.M., 2008.

"Investment in Fixed Capital Stock: testing for the impact of sectoral and systemic uncertainty," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 66(2), 165-87, 2004.

"Growth and Social Indicators: An Exploratory Analysis," Economic Development and Cultural Change, 46(3), 455-490, with Klitgaard, R.E., 1998.