Macroeconomic policy provides the context and environment within which all other economic and industrial policies operate. Given the massive challenges of unemployment, inequality and poverty facing South Africa, the country requires a developmental macroeconomic stance. Unfortunately, South African macroeconomic policy and the surrounding debate has not adequately kept pace with the diverse critical and developmental scholarship that has emerged, in particular in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis.
There is increasing concern that macroeconomic policy is not doing enough to advance a developmental agenda. Macroeconomic policy faces the challenge of (re)defining its role in job creation, growing and restructuring the economy,
encouraging productive investment, reducing inequality, supporting a just tranisition to a sustainable future, and improving socio-economic conditions in South Africa. At the same time, it must play its traditional role of ensuring a “stable”
economic environment, while we revisit what this means in practice.
FACILITATOR: Dr Gilad Isaacs
DURATION: 17-19 Sept 2019 (3 days)
COST: R8 000 (VAT incl) per participant