Macroeconomics Research Unit

recognised research unit producing high impact contemporary research that provides solutions to Africa’s challenges
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About Us

The Macroeconomics Research Unit (MRU) is a research initiative within the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) School of Accounting, Economics and Finance comprising of academics and postgraduate students whose mission is to advance and develop research in this field. The Unit’s pioneering macroeconomics research output is expected to lead to well-informed policy decisions and implementation and to also be published in leading journals. This is achieved through the Unit’s researchers attending and presenting at national and international conferences; collating current data and examining trends of macroeconomic indicators, a project that will be undertaken ad continuum; the hosting and facilitations of workshops on advanced techniques of solving macroeconomic problems and weekly research discussion sessions, a platform where researchers and postgraduate students from any disciples are encouraged to bring their current research work for engagement and constructive feedback

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Growing Research in Economics a Priority for the Macroeconomics Working Group

9 Oct 2018
Eleven members of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance’s (SAEF) Macroeconomics Working Group (MWG) presented their research at the...
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New Postgraduate Centre Launched

9 Oct 2018
The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance recently launched its refurbished Postgraduate Research Centre aimed at creating a welcoming and supportive...
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IMF Representative Delivers Lecture on Africa’s Growth Prospects

9 Oct 2018
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Senior Resident Representative in South Africa, Dr Montfort Mlachila, recently presented a public lecture titled Private Investment to...
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National Budget Reviewed During Discussions at UKZN

9 Oct 2018
The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance’s Macroeconomics Working Group (MWG) hosted a Post budget debate to enable participants to...
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PhD Scholarship and Internship for Masters Candidate

9 Oct 2018
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance (SAEF) postgraduate student Mr Shadrack Mutembereza has received an internship and PhD scholarship at UKZN’s Health...
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Growing the Next Generation of Academics a Priority for Masters Graduate

9 Oct 2018
UKZN’s Talent Excellence and Equity Scholarship recipient, Master of Commerce in Economics graduate Mr Doctor Sangweni, is excited about his...
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UKZN’s Top 10 Student Researcher Graduates with PhD

9 Oct 2018
Doctoral graduate Dr Adebayo Kutu’s academic journey has been studded with outstanding academic achievements.  Kutu’s awards include being named among...
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Macroeconomists Hone Modelling Skills

9 Oct 2018
The School of Accounting, Economics and Finance’s (SAEF) Macroeconomics Working Group (MWG) recently organised a three-day macroeconomics modelling workshop that was attended...
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UKZN Economics Group Contributes to Improving Writing Skills of Postgrad Students

9 Oct 2018
Promoting and improving academic writing abilities of postgraduate students was on the agenda as the Macroeconomics Working Group (MWG) in the School...
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UKZN Research Group to attend Economic Discussion Forum in Grahamstown

9 Oct 2018
Members of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance’s (SAEF) Macroeconomics Working Group (MWG), will present their research papers at the Biennial...
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