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Research output 2014-16

Over the past three years the staff in the ActuarialScience programme (including CARe, and AcQuFRR) produced the following researchoutput.

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

2016

  1. Burger, R., Ranchod, S., Rossouw, L. and Smith, A., 2016. Strengthening the measurement of quality of care. South African Health Review, pp.191-200.
  2. Ranchod, S., Childs, B., Abraham, M. and Taylor, R., 2016. International benchmarking of hospital utilisation: how does the South African private sector compare? South African Actuarial Journal, 16 (2016) 71–92
  3. Duyvené de Wit, J.-J. and Polakow, D. 2016. "How disruptive can Smart Beta be to the South African Active Fund Management Fraternity?", Investment Analysts Journal:1-15. DOI: 10.1080/10293523.2016.1249084
  4. Chun-Sung Huang, John G. O'Hara and Sure Mataramvura; Efficient pricing of discrete arithmetic Asian options under mean reversion and jumps based on Fourier-cosine expansions ,Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 311 (2017), 230-238.
  5. Johnson L F., Dorrington R E., Laubscher R., Hoffmann C J., Wood R., Fox M P., Cornell M., Schomaker M., Prozesky H., Tanser F., Mary-Ann Davies M-A. and Andrew Boulle A. 2016. "A comparison of death recording by health centres and civil registration in South Africans receiving antiretroviral treatment", Journal of the International AIDS Society 18: 20628| http://dx.doi.org/10.7448/IAS.18.1.20628
  6. Bradshaw D., Msemburi W., Dorrington R. E., Pillay-van Wyk V., Laubscher R. and Groenewald P. 2016. "HIV/AIDS in South Africa - how many people died from the disease between 1997 and 2010?", AIDS 30(5): 771-778. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000947
  7. Beatrice Nojilana, Debbie Bradshaw, Victoria Pillay-van Wyk, William Msemburi, Ria Laubscher, Nontuthuzelo Somdyala, Jané Joubert, Pam Groenewald, Rob Dorrington on behalf of the SANBD. 2016 "Emerging trends in non-communicable disease mortality in South Africa, 1997-2010". SAMJ 106(5):477-484. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i5.10674.
  8. Beatrice Nojilana, Debbie Bradshaw, Victoria Pillay-van Wyk, William Msemburi, Ria Laubscher, Nontuthuzelo Somdyala, Jané Joubert, Pam Groenewald, Rob Dorrington on behalf of the SANBD. 2016 "Emerging trends in non-communicable disease mortality in South Africa, 1997-2010". SAMJ 106(5):436-437.  DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i5.10776
  9. Johnson L. F., Chiu C., Myer L., Davies M-A., Dorrington R. E. and Meyer-Rath G. 2016. "Prospects for HIV control in South Africa: a model-based analysis", Global Health Action 9: 30314 - http://dx.doi..org/10.3402/gha.v9.30314
  10. Pillay-van Wyk, V, W Msemburi, R Laubscher, RE Dorrington, P Groenewald, T Glass, et al. 2016. Mortality trends and differentials in South Africa, 1997-2012 Lancet Glob Health 4: e642-53. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30113-9
  11. Knight, L., Hosegood, V. and Timæus, I. M.  Obligation to family during times of transition: Care, support and the response to HIV and AIDS in rural South Africa. AIDS Care, 2016, 28(suppl 4), 18-29. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1195486
  12. Rathod, S. D., Timæus, I. M., Banda, R., Thankian, K., Chilengi, R., Banda, A., Lemba, M., Stringer, J. S. A. and Chi, B. H. Premature adult mortality in urban Zambia: a repeated population-based cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 2016, 6, e010801. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010801
  13. MacDonald IL and Lapham BM. 2016. "Even more direct calculation of the variance of a maximum penalized-likelihood estimators". The American Statistician. 70(1):114-118.
  14. Barkhagen, M., Blomvall, J. & Platen, E. 2016. Recovering the real-world density and liquidity premia from option data. Quantitative Finance. 16(7):1147-1164.
  15. Capriotti, L., Jiang, Y. & Macrina, A. 2016. Real-Time Risk Management: An AAD-PDE Approach. International Journal of Financial Engineering. 2(4):1550039-1550070.
  16. Chan, L. & Platen, E. 2016Pricing of long dated equity-linked life insurance contracts. Stochastic Analysis and Applications. 34(2): 339-355.
  17. Du, K. & Platen, E. 2016Benchmarked risk minimization. Mathematical Finance. 26(3):617-637.
  18. Zucchini W, MacDonald IL, Langrock: new edition of book "Hidden Markov Models for Time Series", CRC Press, June 2016.
  19. May, J. D. and Timæus, I. M.  'Changes in food security in South Africa since the end of apartheid: Evidence using child malnourishment', in Food Security in South Africa: Human Rights and Entitlement Perspectives, S. Fukuda-Parr and V. Taylor (eds). UCT Press, pp. 83-96, 2015.
  20. MacDonald IL and Zucchini W. 2016. "Hidden Markov models for discrete-valued time series", in "Handbook of Discrete-Valued Times Series", CRC Press, January 2016.
  21. Crépey, S., Macrina, A., Nguyen, T.M., Skovmand, D. (2016). Rational Multi-Curve Models with Counterparty-Risk Valuation Adjustments. Quantitative Finance, 16 (6): 847-866. doi:10.1080/14697688.2015.1095348

2015

  1. Timæus, I. M. and Moultrie, T. A.  Teenage childbearing and educational attainment in South Africa. Studies in Family Planning, 2015, 46, 143-160. doi: 10.1111/j.1728-4465.2015.00021.x
  2. Vissého Adjiwanou & Afiwa N’Bouké. Exploring the paradox of intimate partner violence and increased contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa. Studies in Family Planning: 46(2): 127 - 142.
  3. Vissého Adjiwanou & Thomas LeGrand. Normes de genre légitimant la violence contre les femmes et autonomie décisionnelle des femmes en milieu rural africain. Cahier Québécois de Démographie: 44(1): 89-128.
  4. Eaton, J. W., Bacaër, N., Bershteyn, A., Cambiano, V., Cori, A., Dorrington, R. E., Fraser, C., Gopalappa, C., Hontelez, J. A. C., Johnson, L. F., Klein, D. J., Phillips, A. N., Pretorius, C., Stover, J., Rehle, T. M. and Hallett, T. B. 2015. How did we do? Systematic comparison of model projections to recent HIV survey data in South Africa: lessons for modelling and HIV epidemiology in the ART era, Lancet Global Health 3: e598-608.
  5. Johnson LF, Dorrington RE, Laubscher R, Hoffmann CJ, Wood R, Fox MP, Cornell M, Schomaker M, Prozesky H, Tanser F, Davies M-A and Boulle A. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2015, 18:20628
  6. Tony Blakely, June Atkinson, Giorgi Kvizhinadze, Nhung Nghiem, Heather McLeod, Anna Davies and Nick Wilson. 2015. Updated New Zealand health system cost estimates from health events by sex, age and proximity to death: further improvements in the age of ‘big data’. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128 (1422):13-23.
  7. Moultrie T. A., T.K. Le Grand, R Quint and E Samman. 2015. “The IUSSP on a data revolution for development”. Population and Development Review, 41(1):172-177. DOI: 10.1111/j.1728-4457.2015.00041.x
  8. Souza, E. and T. A. Moultrie (2015). “Estimating the effect of HIV/AIDS on fertility among Malawian women using demographic and health survey data” African Journal of AIDS Research 14(4):315-321. DOI: 10.2989/16085906.2015.1093512
  9. MacDonald I. L. and Nkalashe P. 2015 A simple route to maximum-likelihood estimates of two-locus recombination fractions under inequality restrictions. J. Genet. 94, 479–481
  10. Ranchod, S. and Kaplan, J. (2015) Analysing the structure and nature of medical scheme benefit design in South Africa. In A. Padarath, J. King and R. English (eds), South African Health Review 2014/15. Durban: Health Systems Trust.
  11. Ranchod S, Abraham M and Bloch J (2015) An actuarial perspective on healthcare expenditure in the last year of life. South African Actuarial Journal, 15.
  12. Dorrington, R. E. and Bradshaw, D. (2016) Acknowledging uncertainty about maternal mortality estimates. Bull World Health Organ, 94:155–156.

2014

  1. Dennis Ikpe, Sure Mataramvura & Ronnie Becker (2014) Modelling Financial Information by conditioning , Communications on Stochastic Analysis, Vol 8, No:1, 99-110
  2. Ramjee, S., Vieyra, T., Abraham, M., Kaplan, J., & Taylor, R. (2014). National Health Insurance and South Africa's private sector. In: Padarath A, English R, editors. South African Health Review 2013/14. Durban: Health Systems Trust; 2014. URL: http://www.hst.org.za/publications/south-african-health-review-2013/14
  3. Moultrie T. A. & Dorrington R. E. 2014. “Flaws in the approach and application of the Equity Index: Comments on Govinder et al. (2013)” S Afr J Sci. 2014; 110(1/2), Art. #a0049, 5 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/sajs.2014/a0049
  4. Wang H, et al. (many co-authors including Dorrington R. E.) 2014 Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality 1990 - 2013: a systematic analysis, Lancet, 384: 957-979
  5. Kassebaum N J, et al. (many co-authors including Dorrington R. E.) 2014 Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Lancet, 384: 980-1004
  6. Moultrie T. A. & Dorrington R. E. 2014. “Flaws in the Equity Index (2014)”. S Afr J Sci. 2014; 110(5/6), Art. #a0069, 2 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/sajs.2014/a0069
  7. Polakow, D., Taylor, D. & Mahomed, O. 2014 Aggregational Gaussianity in the South African Equity Market. International Business & Economics Research Journal. 13(5):1092-1106.
  8. Taylor, D. 2014 Modelling South African Single-Stock Futures Option Volatility Smiles. Investment Analysts Journal. 79:57-66.
  9. Kassanjee R., McWalter T. A., & Welte A. 2014Defining Optimality of a Test for Recent Infection for HIV Incidence Surveillance. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 30(1):45-49
  10. Macrina, A. 2014 Heat Kernel Models for Asset Pricing. International Journal of Theoretical & Applied Finance. 17(7):1-34.
  11. Macrina, A. & Parbhoo, P. A. 2014 Randomised Mixture Models for Pricing Kernels. Asia-Pacific Financial Markets. 21:281-315
  12. Lachaud, James, Thomas LeGrand, Vissého Adjiwanou, Jean-François Kobiané. Family size and intra-family inequalities in education in Ouagadougou. Demographic Research 31(49): 1455-1476.
  13. Adjiwanou, Vissého and Thomas LeGrand. Gender inequality and the use of maternal healthcare services in rural sub-Saharan Africa, Health & Place 29(0): 67-78
  14. Iain L. MacDonald & Brendon M. Lapham. Comments: EM-based likelihood inference for some lifetime distributions based on left truncated and right censored data and associated model discrimination. South African Statist. J. (2014) 48, 187 – 190 187
  15. MacDonald, I. L. (2014a). Does Newton{Raphson really fail? Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 23(3), 308-311
  16. MacDonald, I. L. (2014b). Numerical maximisation of likelihood: A neg-lected alternative to EM? International Statistical Review, 82(2), 296-308
  17. May, Julian and Timæus, Ian M.  Inequities in under-five child nutritional status in South Africa. What progress has been made? Development Southern Africa, 2014, 31(6), 761–774. doi: 10.1080/0376835X.2014.952896

Other publications:

Reports and other research publications (for which oneor more members of the staff were co-authors):

2016

  1. Erasmus, D., Ranchod, S., Abraham, M., Carvounes, A. and Dreyer, K., 2016. Challenges and opportunities for health finance in South Africa. FinMark Trust. http://www.finmark.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/south-africa-health-finanince-overview.pdf
  2. Ranchod, S., Erasmus, D., Abraham, M., Bloch, J., Chigiji, K. and Dreyer, K., 2016. Effective health financing models in SADC: Three case studies. FinMark Trust. http://www.finmark.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/regional-sadc-case-studies.pdf
  3. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for South Africa, 1997-2012. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-928340-06-5.
  4. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Limpopo, 1997-2012. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-928340-14-0.
  5. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for North West, 1997-2012. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-928340-11-9.
  6. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Northern Cape, 1997-2012. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-928340-09-6.
  7. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Eastern Cape, 1997-2012. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-928340-08-9.
  8. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for KwaZulu-Natal, 1997-2012. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-928340-15-7.
  9. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Gauteng, 1997-2010. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-928340-12-6.
  10. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Mpumalanga, 1997-2012. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-928340-13-3.
  11. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Free State, 1997-2012. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-928340-10-2.
  12. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Western Cape, 1997-2012. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-928340-07-2.
  13. Johnson LF, Dorrington RE & Moolla H. 2016 “Modelling the impact of HIV in South Africa’s provinces”. Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, UCT working paper. Available: http://www.thembisa.org/content/downloadPage/
  14. Dorrington RE, Bradshaw D, Laubscher R. Nannan N "Rapid Mortality surveillance report 2015". Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-928340-17-1.
  15. *Cuchiero, C; Teichmann, J; Gellert, K; Giuricich, M; Platts, A and Sookdeo, S. Polynomial models at work in stochastic portfolio theory: tractable estimation, calibration and implementation. In ACQuFRR (organisation) Third Financial Mathematics Team Challenge 2016. University of Cape Town.

2015

  1. Moultrie, T.A., R.E. Dorrington & D Budlender. 2015. Report to African Centre for Migration Studies on Migration in South Africa using the 2011 Census data
  2. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for South Africa, 1997-2010. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2014. ISBN:978-1-920618-34-6.
  3. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Limpopo, 1997-2010. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2014. ISBN:978-1-920618-42-1.
  4. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for North West, 1997-2010. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2014. ISBN:978-1-920618-39-1.
  5. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Northern Cape, 1997-2010. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2014. ISBN:978-1-920618-37-7.
  6. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Eastern Cape, 1997-2010. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2014. ISBN:978-1-920618-36-0.
  7. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for KwaZulu-Natal, 1997-2010. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2014. ISBN:978-1-920618-43-8.
  8. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Gauteng, 1997-2010. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2014. ISBN:978-1-920618-40-7.
  9. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Mpumalanga, 1997-2010. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2014. ISBN:978-1-920618-41-4.
  10. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Free State, 1997-2010. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2014. ISBN:978-1-920618-38-4.
  11. Msemburi W., Pillay-van Wyk V., Dorrington R. E., Neethling I., Nannan N., Groenewald P, Laubscher R, Joubert J., Matzopoulous R, Nicol E. Nojilana B., Prinsloo M. Sithole N., Samdyala N. and Bradshaw D. Second national burden of disease study for South Africa: Cause-of-death profile for Western Cape, 1997-2010. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2014. ISBN:978-1-920618-35-3.
  12. Johnson L. F., Dorrington R. E. and Moola H. Modelling the impact of HIV in South Africa's provinces. Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research working paper, July 2015.
  13. Dorrington RE, Bradshaw D, Laubscher R. Nannan N "Rapid Mortality surveillance report 2014". Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-928340-02-7.
  14. NDoH. "The 2013 National Antenatal Sentinel HIV Prevalence Survey South Africa". Department of Health, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-920031-89-3.

2014

  1. Dorrington RE, Bradshaw D, Laubscher R. “Rapid Mortality surveillance report 2012”. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2014. ISBN: 9781920618193.
  2. Dorrington RE, Bradshaw D, Laubscher R. Nannan N. “Rapid Mortality surveillance report 2013”. Cape Town: South African Medical Research Council, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-920618-33-9
  3. Ramjee, S. The Determination of Fee Norms for Medical Practitioners and Dentists. Report prepared for the Health Professions Council of South Africa, 2014.
  4. TA Moultrie & Dorrington RE. Provincial population projections: Limpopo 2011-2031. CARe Report, 2014.
  5. Continuous Statistical Investigations Committee. “Report of Assured Lives Mortality 2003-2010 for New Generation Products”. Actuarial Society of South Africa, June 2014.

Graduates

The Actuarial programme, the Centre for ActuarialResearch, the Institute of Applied Statistics and ACQuFRR havetogether successfully supervised or co-supervised 34 masters graduates and 2PhDs over the past three years.

Research funding


A total of around R4 million research funding wasraised by staff over the three years.


Conferences and workshops

Members of the staff presented 73 papers atconferences and workshops, well over half at international conferences.


Reviewing papers and funding applications and participation on editorial boards


Members of the staff reviewed a total of 94 paperssubmitted to peer-reviewed journals, funding applications, etc., over the threeyears 2014-16, the majority of which were articles for international journals.


Membership of journal editorial boards

  • Tom Moultrie - Editor of Population Studies
  • Rob Dorrington - South African Actuarial Journal
  • Ian Timæus- Journal of Biosocial Science


Prizes and other accomplishments


Prizes

2016

  1. David Taylor: Investment Analysts Journal “Paper of the Year” for 2014

2015

  1. Daniel Polakow: 2014 paper(by Flint, Osche and Polakow in SAAJ) won the RGA prize for best publishedresearch by ASSA

2014

  1. Shivani Ramjee: Prize for the best healthcare paper, ICA
  2. Shivani Ramjee: Prize for the best paper, ASSA Convention
  3. Rob Dorrington: RGA Prize for Best Published Research by members of the Actuarial Society of South Africa in 2013 (co-author)
  4. Vissého Adjiwanou awarded the Best Doctoral Student prize in Demography, University of Montréal

Other

2016

  1. Vissého Adjiwanou: Appointed Adjunct Professorship at the Université de Montréal (2016 – 2019)

2015

  1. Vissého Adjiwanou: Visiting professor at the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population, University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (25 June 2015 - 25 July 2015)
  2. Vissého Adjiwanou: Promoted, ad hom ,to Senior Lecturer
  3. Rob Dorrington: Ad hom excellence award

2014

  1. Tom Moultrie co-chaired IUSSP expert meeting on "Demographers and the Data Revolution" (Paris, October 2014). Drafted communique emerging therefrom. Ongoing work on this project.
  2. Iain MacDonald invited by publisher to prepare new, extended, edition of 2009 monograph "Hidden Markov Models for Time Series"
  3. Sure Matamvura elected Senior Faculty for the Financial Mathematics group under US-NSF funded Masamu Project
  4. Sure Matamvura: Steering Committee member of Masamu.
  5. Tom Moultrie promoted, ad hom, to Professor