Johannes W. Fedderke
- Professor of International Affairs and African Studies
- Ph.D., University of Cambridge
- M. Phi., University of Cambridge
- B.C. Economics, B.C. Business Administration, University of Natal-Durban, summa cum laude
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Johannes Wolfgang Fedderke is an economist and Professor in the School of International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University. His research uses mathematical and econometric modeling to examine the dynamics of economic activity and strategic behavior, with particular reference to the impact of institutions. He is the author of more than 80 peer reviewed journal publications, and over 100 peer reviewed publications. He has served as the Director of several research institutes, as well as Schools of Economics, and was the Founding President of the African Econometrics Society. He has held tenured positions in the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United States. His extensive policy work has been for 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. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cambridge University.
Klitgaard, R.E., Fedderke, J.W., and Napolioni, V., 2020, Geography, Climate, and Genes in Development Studies, World Bank Economic Review, 34(Supplement), S46-51, doi: 10.1093/wber/lhz034
Fedderke, J.W., Klitgaard, R.E., and Napolioni, V., 2017, Genetic Adaptation to Historical Pathogen Burdens, Infection, Genetics, and Evolution, 54, 299-307.
Fedderke, J.W., Obikili, N., and Viegi, N., 2017, Markups and concentration in South African manufacturing sectors: An analysis with administrative data, South African Journal of Economics, 86(S1), 120-40, doi: 10.1111/saje.12175.
Fedderke, J.W., and Jett, D., 2017, What Price the Court of St. James? Political Influences on Ambassadorial Postings of the United States of America, Governance, 30(3), 483-515, DOI 10.1111/gove.12254.
Fedderke, J.W., and Liu, Y., 2017, Accounting for Productivity Growth: Schumpeterian versus Semi-Endogenous Explanations, Economics of Transition, 25(1), 111-37, DOI: 10.1111/ecot.12114.
Fedderke, J.W., and Ventoruzzo, M., 2015, Do Conservative Justices Favor Wall Street? Ideology and the Supreme Court's Securities Regulation Decisions, Florida Law Review, 67(3), 1211-80.
Fedderke, J.W., and Goldschmidt, M., 2015, Does Massive Funding Support of Researchers Work?: Evaluating the Impact of the South African Research Chair Funding Initiative, Research Policy, 44, 467-82.
Fedderke, J.W., 2013, The Objectivity of National Research Foundation peer review in South Africa assessed against bibliometric indexes Scientometrics, 97(2), 177-206, DOI: 10.1007/s11192-013-0981-0.
Fedderke, J.W., and Klitgaard, K.E., 2013, How Much Do Rights Matter? World Development, 51, 187-206.
Aghion, P., Fedderke, J.W., Howitt, P., and Viegi, N., 2013, Testing Creative Destruction in an Opening Economy: the Case of the South African Manufacturing Industries, Economics of Transition, 21(3),419-50.
Fedderke, J.W., and Simkins, C., 2012, Economic Growth in South Africa, Economic History of Developing Regions, 27(1), 176-208.
Gwenhamo, F., Fedderke, J.W., and De Kadt, R., 2012, Indices of political freedoms, property rights, and political instability for Zimbabwe, Journal of Peace Research, 49(4), 593-603.
Fedderke, J.W., and Bogetić, Ž., 2009, Infrastructure and Growth in South Africa: Direct and Indirect Productivity Impacts of 19 Infrastructure Measures, World Development, 37(9), 1522-39.
Fedderke, J.W., 2010, Optimal Sets of Candidates. Economics and Politics, 22(2), 127-50.
Fedderke, J.W., and Pillay, N., 2010, Theory-Consistent Formal Risk Measures: Using Financial Market Data from a Middle Income Context, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 72(6), 769-93.
Fedderke, J.W., and Luiz, J.M., 2008, Does Human Generate Social and Institutional Capital? Exploring Evidence from South African Time Series Data, Oxford Economic Papers, 60, 649-82.
Aghion, P., Braun, M., and Fedderke, J.W., 2008, Competition and Productivity Growth in South Africa, Economics of Transition, 16(4), 741-68.
Fedderke J.W., Kularatne, C., and Mariotti, M., 2007, Mark-up Pricing in South African Industry, Journal of African Economies, 16(1), 28-69.
Fedderke, J.W., Perkins. P., and Luiz, J.M., 2006, Infrastructural Investment in Long-run Economic Growth: South Africa 1875-2001, World Development, 34(6), 1037-59.
Fedderke, J.W., and Romm, A., 2006, Growth Impact and Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment into South Africa, 1956-2003, Economic Modelling, 23, 738-60.
Fedderke, J.W., 2002, The Virtuous Imperative: modelling capital flows in the presence of nonlinearity, Economic Modelling, 19, 445-61.
Fedderke, J.W., and Liu, W., 2002, Modelling the Determinants of Capital flows and Capital Flight: with an application to South African data from 1960-95, Economic Modelling, 19, 419-44.
Fedderke, J.W., 2004, Investment in Fixed Capital Stock: testing for the impact of sectoral and systemic uncertainty, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 66(2), 165-87.
Fedderke, J.W., De Kadt, R., and Luiz, J., 2001, Indicators of Political Liberty, Property Rights and Political Instability in South Africa, International Review of Law and Economics, 21(1), 103-34.
Fedderke, J.W., and Klitgaard, R.E., 1998, Growth and Social Indicators: An Exploratory Analysis, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 46(3), 455-490.
Klitgaard, R.E., and Fedderke, J.W., 1995, Social Integration and Disintegration: An Exploratory Analysis of Cross-Country Data, World Development, 23(3), pp 357-69.