In addition to its core business of competition economics, Econex has broadened its focus to include a wider array of services, including international trade analyses, strategic economic analyses and general applied economics. Some examples of recent projects are:
Econex director Prof Rachel Jafta has been appointed as chairperson of Media 24. We are very proud of her achievements and wish her all the best with this new responsibility. Read the article on News24.
Read the Business Report article quoting the latest Econex research note on the Competition Commission's proposed market enquiry into the private healthcare in South Africa.
Congratulations to Dr Nicola Theron, Econex MD, who has been appointed as Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch Economics Department.
Dr Willem Boshoff, Econex director and senior lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch, has recently won one of the four Founder's Medals of the Economic Society of South Africa for the best doctoral thesis. His thesis is entitled "Conceptual and empirical advances in antitrust market definition with application to SA competition policy," in which he developed quantitative tools for market demarcation.
Read the Business Day article quoting Dr Nicola Theron, Econex MD, on the probable healthcare competition inquiry.
An article in the City Press reports that CMS data support the Econex Occasional Note findings that part of the increase in medical scheme spending on private hospitals can be attributed to beneficiaries getting older and sicker.
The Business Day article following the release of the 2011/2012 CMS Annual Report quotes Econex senior economist, Mariné Erasmus, and refers to Econex's August 2012 Occasional Note on increased utilisation of private hospitals by medical scheme members.
Econex senior economist, Mariné Erasmus, is quoted in the Financial Mail article on our research about medical scheme spending on private hospitals.
Read the Business Report article on Econex's Occasional Note for August 2012 focusing on medical scheme expenditure on private hospital services.
Mariné Erasmus, Econex senior economist, is quoted in the Business Report article on Mediclinic's response to the state's hospital cost study.
Personal Finance recently profiled the Citadel Art Price Index (in conjunction with Econex). Read the article here.
Read the Business Report article on the Econex study determining the economy-wide impact of HASA member hospitals.
Watch a recent recent event on Summit TV, detailing the Citadel Art Price Index (in conjunction with Econex) and how it will be of great benefit to both the arts community and potential investors.
Research Note 30: Trends in Medical Scheme Demographics - Observations from the Data
Research Note 29: Market Enquiry into Private Healthcare in South Africa
Medical Scheme Expenditure on Private Hospitals - Occasional Note August 2012
Research Note 28: Antitrust Market Definition in a Changing World
Research Note 27: Public vs. Private Health Sector Rationing Mechanisms
Research Note 26: Economic Valuation of Intellectual Property: The Case of Music Royalties
Research Note 25: The Contribution of HASA Member Hospitals to the South African Economy
Research Note 24: Economic Report on the Impact of an Export Restriction on Scrap Metal in SA
Research Note 23: Merger Remedies and the Walmart - Massmart Case
Research Note 22: Comments on some Fundamentals of the NGP as Industrial Policy
Research Note 21: Asymmetric Mobile Termination Rates in South Africa
Research Note 20: South Africa's Experience with Remedies in Competition Cases: an Overview
Research Note 19: Aftermath of the FIFA Final July 2010
Research Note 18: The Impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on the South African Economy
HEALTH REFORM notes
Health Reform Note 15: National Health Systems: Public Service vs. Insurance-Based Models
Health Reform Note 14: Funding the NHI - Earmarked Tax
Health Reform Note 13: Private Voluntary Health Insurance under NHI
Health Reform Note 12: Modelling the Rationing of Healthcare
Health Reform Note 11: Modelling Health Seeking Behaviour
Health Reform Note 10: A Few Practical Considerations of the Proposed NHI
Health Reform Note 9: The Human Resource Supply Constraint: The Case of Nurses
Health Reform Note 8: The Human Resource Supply Constraint: The Case of Doctors
Health Reform Note 7: Updated GP and Specialist Numbers for SA
Health Reform Note 6: Provider Payment Systems
Health Reform Note 5: Patient Choice and Referral
Health Reform Note 4: Integration of Public and Private Sectors under a NHI System in SA
Health Reform Note 3: Practical Implications of Accreditation in South Africa
Health Reform Note 2: Accreditation of Healthcare Providers
Health Reform Note 1: The Role of Primary Healthcare in Health Reform