Welcome to the website of the Economic Society of South Africa

The Society was established in 1925 and is a discussion forum for economists in academic life, government and business. It has a history of membership from Cabinet Ministers, Governors of the Reserve Bank, Chief Executives of Companies, Directors-General of Government Departments, Academic Leaders and prominent Economists.

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National PhD Conference 2023 – Final Call for Papers

The Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) in collaboration with Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA), the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)...

African Economic History Network - Call for papers

The African Economic History Network (AEHN), in association with Future Africa, University of Pretoria, and the Economic History Society of Southern Africa, is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the 16th Annual Meeting of the African Economic History Network...