Research

Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #37
by Amina Ebrahim and Jukka Pirttilä

The paper examines the incidence and employment impacts of the Employment Tax Incentive, a South African wage subsidy system that is targeted at th...

26 March 2019
public_revenue
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 36
by Amina Ebrahim and Chris Axelson

The availability of anonymized individual tax return data can contribute to a deeper understanding of the drivers behind the high levels of inequal...

25 March 2019
public_revenue
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #35
by Dirk Van Seventer, Shannon Bold, Sherwin Gabriel, and Rob Davies

This paper documents the construction of a South African Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for the year 2015. The SAM is built using a Statistics Sout...

25 March 2019
macroeconomics
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 34
by Sandy Lowitt

There is general agreement at present that the Southern African Development Community needs to re-imagine itself and breathe new life into its some...

25 March 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #33
Rocco Zizzamia, Simone Schotte, and Murray Leibbrandt

Longitudinal surveys can give insight into economic mobility, which allows us to understand how markers of (dis)advantage are consequential in dete...

25 March 2019
inequality
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 32
by Morné Oosthuizen

Differences in the economic lifecycle between countries at different levels of development suggest that there may be differences between sub-popula...

25 March 2019
inequality
Working paper
Jacqueline Mosomi

More than two decades after the demise of apartheid, policy makers and researchers are interested in the changes in the South African labour market...

25 March 2019
inequality
Working paper
by Rebone Gcabo, Boitumelo Moche, Wynnona Steyn, Boikhusto Moahlodi, Jukka Pirttilä, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright, Helen Barnes, and Faith Masekesa

Using SAMOD, a tax-benefit model for South Africa, the paper examines the joint distributional impacts of the increase in the VAT rate and increase...

22 March 2019
public_revenue
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #29
Bryce McCall, Jesse Burton, Andrew Marquard, Faaiqa Hartley, Fadiel Ahjum, Gregory Ireland, and Bruno Merven

This study provides a technical analysis of South Africa’s electricity future. We use the South African TIMES model and e-SAGE, which have been spe...

22 March 2019
climate
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 28
by Seppo Kari, Londiwe Khoza, Nagamso Manjezi, and Kyle McNabb

The problem of debt bias can be tackled through either disincentivizing the use of debt financing or incentivizing the use of equity financing. Con...

13 March 2019
public_revenue
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 27
by Amina Ebrahim, Rebone Gcabo, Lilian Khumalo, and Jukka Pirttilä

This framing paper has two main purposes. We first provide a brief survey of the economic literature on taxation in South Africa. Second, we attemp...

12 March 2019
public_revenue
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 26
Faaiqa Hartley, Bruno Merven, Channing Arndt, and Gregory Ireland

This paper assesses the economic impacts of increased variable renewable energy deployment in South Africa for both conservative and optimistic sol...

17 January 2019
climate
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