Policy Brief
by Helen Barnes, Gabriel Espi-Sanchis, Murray Leibbrandt, Mamiky Leolo, David McLennan, Michael Noble, Jukka Pirttilä, Wynnona Steyn, Brenton van Vrede and Gemma Wright
In South Africa the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a National Disaster on 15 March 2020 and a national lockdown was announced on 23 March 2020. This SA-TIED policy brief presents the main findings from a...
April 2021
Public revenue
Policy Brief
by Leonard le Roux and Johanna Choumert-Nkolo
Modern energy access is an important necessary condition for long-term economic development. This work presents a first analysis of the relationship between rural-urban migration and energy poverty in South Africa, using the National Income Dynamics...
February 2021
Climate and energy
Policy Brief
by Faaiqa Hartley, Sherwin Gabriel, James Cullis and Channing Arndt
Climate change poses significant challenges to economic development and welfare. Increased temperature and reduced rainfall are likely to have a negative impact in regions heavily dependent on rainfed agriculture. Wide variations in agricultural value added...
February 2021
Climate and energy
Policy Brief
by Channing Arndt, Christopher Loewald, and Konstantin Makrelov
Climate change poses significant risks and challenges. Many of these have implications for price and financial stability and thus fall within the mandates of central banks. These risks and challenges are likely to be more...
February 2021
Climate and energy
Research Brief
by SA-TIED
The two primary features of a job are its wage and how long it lasts. Today, there is an extensive literature on wages in the developing world thanks to the expansion of national household survey...
December 2020
Inequality
Research Brief
by SA-TIED
Monetary policy affects the real economy through various channels, including the interest rate, exchange rate, credit, and asset price channels. The credit channel has recently received considerable attention. Small firms are more sensitive to changes...
November 2020
Macro modelling
Policy Brief
by Bruno Merven, Gregory Ireland, Faaiqa Hartley, Channing Arndt, Alison Hughes, Fadiel Ahjum, Bryce McCall, and Tara Caetano
South Africa’s coal resource has historically provided a source of abundant and cheap energy for South Africa and currently supplies most of its primary energy. Given its aging coal power plant fleet, and international commitments...
November 2020
Climate and energy