Research

Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #58
by Justin Visagie and Ivan Turok

Services are the fastest growing portion of world trade and now account for nearly a quarter of global exports. This presents opportunities for eme...

15 May 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #57
by Sithembiso Mtanga and Richard McCamel

This paper provides an overview of the structure, key functions, and characteristics of the motorcycle parts and aftermarket industries in Southern...

15 May 2019
regional_growth
Journal Article
SA-TIED Working Paper #55
by Channing Arndt, Amy Dale, Patrick Hatzenbuehler, Jordan Kyle, Innocent Matshe, Adam Schlosser, and Emily Schmidt

We argue that vastly improved agricultural production forecasts and estimates in SSA fit within an emerging view of information as a key input into...

05 April 2019
climate
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #54
by Amina Ebrahim and Kezia Lilenstein

This paper has three primary objectives. First, it provides a broad overview of the available South African data used to examine gender in the labo...

28 March 2019
inequality
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #53
by Aroop Chatterjee

Understanding wealth inequality has unique significance in South Africa. The co-existence of extreme poverty and extreme wealth is starkly visible...

28 March 2019
inequality
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #52
by Goodness Aye and Laurence Harris

The study investigates the effect of real exchange rate volatility on the distribution of income between labour and capital in South Africa. Both...

28 March 2019
macroeconomics
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #51
by Rob Davies, Laurence Harris, and Konstantin Makrelov

We employ a micro founded and stock and flow consistent model in the tradition of Backus et al. (1980) to study the impact of higher leverage ratio...

28 March 2019
macroeconomics
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #50
Keagile Lesame

Monetary policy is believed to have a disproportionate effect on firms depending on their size. Financially constrained firms with limited access t...

28 March 2019
macroeconomics
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #49
by Alfred Moyo

This paper investigates whether Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries that are vulnerable to changes in oil prices could instead...

28 March 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #48
Ciaran Driver

I provide a retrospective assessment of the effects of trade policies on South African manufacturing since the transition to democracy, examining t...

28 March 2019
macroeconomics
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #47
by Maleshoane Majara

In spite of existence of trade arrangements including that of having a common market, trade patterns are low within EAC. Thus, the record of trade...

27 March 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #46
by Pieter Naude Scribante

This paper combines the economics conflict deterrence literature with the robust literature on economic integration agreements, connecting the once...

27 March 2019
regional_growth
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