Johannes W. Fedderke

Johannes W. Fedderke
Professor of International Affairs and African Studies
(814) 867-2793
237 Katz Building

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

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Johannes Wolfgang Fedderke is Director of Economic Research South Africa, Professor at Pennsylvania State University and the Wits Business School. His research interests center on the determinants of economic growth, with special interest in the role of institutions in long run economic development. His published work includes empirical and theoretical contributions, and has provided cross-country, panel and country specific time series evidence on the interaction of growth and institutions.

Author of more than 70 peer reviewed publications, he has also contributed a number of policy research reports to the World Bank, the African Union, the League of Arab States, the South African Reserve Bank, the South African National Treasury, the Departments of Trade & Industry and Arts, Science & Technology, and the South African Parliament.

"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, Ž, 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.