Research

Journal Article
SATIED Working Paper #70
by Channing Arndt, Doug Arent, Faaiqa Hartley, Bruno Merven, and Alam Hossain Mondal

Since 2007, large and unexpected declines in generation costs for renewable energy systems, particularly solar but also wind, combined with policy...

16 July 2019
climate
Working paper
SATIED Working Paper #69
Rebecca J. Selkirk

South Africa has consistently performed poorly on international mathematics tests, but there has been a lack of recent data on primary school mathe...

16 July 2019
Working paper
SATIED Working Paper #68
by Refilwe Mokanse, Dorcas Kayo, Yoliswa Sambo, Mkhulu Maseko, and Cigdem Aslan

The research proposes a general approach to assessing and accurately quantifying fiscal obligations and the state’s contingent liabilities that ari...

16 July 2019
macroeconomics
Working paper
SATIED Working Paper #67
by Felix Nandonde, Richard Adu-Gyamfi, TinayeSonto Mmusi, Herbert Wamalwa, Simplice Asongu, Johannes Opperman, and Jeremiah Makindara

In recent decades, the impact of South African foreign direct investment in Africa has been captured by research and policy. This paper investigate...

16 July 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SATIED Working Paper #66
by Neva Makgetla, Saul Levin, and Sithembiso Mtanga

Southern African countries—mainly Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo—account for around a seventh of global production of copper. In t...

16 July 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #65
Casey Delport

The aim of this study is twofold. First, it assesses the full South African national policy landscape pertaining to the food system in order to und...

08 July 2019
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #64
Isaac Marcelin, Daniel Brink, David Oluwatosin Fadiran, and Hammed Adedeji Amusa

Employing the difference-in-differences technique, this study examines the impact of the Employment Tax Incentive programme on a large sample of So...

08 July 2019
public_revenue
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #63
Andrew Kerr and Martin Wittenberg

Traditionally, analysts of the South African labour market have used household survey data to describe earnings and employment in the post-Aparthei...

01 June 2019
inequality
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 62
by Carol Newman, John Rand, and Mpho Tsebe

Misallocation of labour and capital can greatly reduce aggregate productivity. In this study, we use tax administrative data to examine the extent...

01 June 2019
enterprise_development
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #61
by Rob Davies and Dirk van Seventer

This paper introduces a framework of advisory basic principles to be employed by users of economy-wide models such as those used in policy analysis...

15 May 2019
macroeconomics
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #60
by Bruno Merven, Faaiqa Hartley, and Fadiel Ahjum

Road freight transport is the key channel for moving goods and services within South Africa, accounting for more than 70% of the total freight payl...

15 May 2019
climate
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #59
Ihsaan Bassier

Using administrative tax records from South Africa for the period 2011–14, I find that firm wage premia explain 25 per cent of the total wage varia...

15 May 2019
inequality
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