Research

Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #84
Bruno Merven, Faaiqa Hartley, Bryce McCall, Jesse Burton, and Jules Schers

In this paper, the energy and economic models used in the linked modelling approach for South Africa are further refined such that (i) links betwee...

15 November 2019
climate
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #83
Anmar Pretorius, Carli Bezuidenhout, Marianne Matthee, and Derick Blaauw

In South Africa, the manufacturing sector—important for growth and employment creation—has shown declining growth, poor productivity performance, d...

15 November 2019
enterprise_development
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #82
Shingie Chisoro-Dube, Cornelius Dube, and Wellington Matsika

Zimbabwe’s persistent economic challenges since the early 1990s have been largely attributed to unpopular political decisions at the expense of bui...

14 November 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #81
Reena das Nair and Namhla Landani

Supermarkets are strong catalysts to stimulate the growth and development of producers and suppliers of processed food and manufactured products in...

14 November 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #80
Tracy Ledger

Increased intra-regional trade in southern Africa will have a positive impact on economic growth. However, this requires a shifting of loyalties fr...

14 November 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #79
Michael Nassen Smith, Carilee Osborne, Zunaid Moola, and Ben Turok

We examine the extent to which two of Africa’s leading gold mining economies, Ghana and Tanzania, have adopted transformative local procurement pol...

12 November 2019
regional_growth
Journal Article
By Konstantin Makrelov, Channing Arndt, Rob Davies, and Laurence Harris

We analyse implications of financial sector dynamics for fiscal expenditure multipliers in recessionary conditions. A new stock-flow consistent mod...

29 October 2019
macroeconomics
Working paper
by Joseph L. Mawasha, Marnus Gouse, and Tracy Davids

This study seeks to quantify South Africa's maize export potential to non-GM maize markets with the aim of establishing whether there are opportuni...

09 October 2019
climate
Working paper
by Joshua Budlender

The South African economy is generally understood to be characterised by high levels of product market concentration and high firm markups. This pa...

09 October 2019
inequality
Working paper
by Karishma Banga and Neil Balchin

This study explores the potential for South Africa to become an engine for intraregional trade and industrial development by linking other Southern...

09 October 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #74
by Dirk van Seventer and Rob Davies

Examining the economy-wide consequences of South Africa following a similar trajectory of labour market polarization to the rest of the world requi...

30 September 2019
macroeconomics
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #73
by Sofia Torreggiani and Antonio Andreoni

Using firm-level tax administrative data from 2010 to 2017, we study the impact of Chinese import penetration on the performances of manufacturing...

27 September 2019
enterprise_development
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