Blog
Amina Ebrahim and Grace Bridgman
Countries need data and evidence to create, amend, and evaluate policy. Indeed, one of the key mandates of policy makers in South Africa is to make evidence-based policy decisions which improve the policy landscape of...
February 2021
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
In the media
by SA-TIED
Thando Vilakazi, the Executive Director, and Namhla Landani, a researcher at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development, University of Johannesburg, published an article in The Coversation this week.
February 2021
Regional growth
Working paper
Leonard le Roux and Johanna Choumert-Nkolo
Despite recent progress, energy poverty remains pervasive in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This challenge is generally more severe in rural areas. However, rapid urbanization adds a significant challenge to often under-capacitated urban local authorities that struggle...
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
Research seminar
17 Feb 2021 / 16:00 to 17:00
Climate and energy
On 17 February the SA-TIED programme will host an online seminar on climate change and central banking in South Africa. The presentation will be given by Faaiqa Hartley and Sherwin Gabriel under the SA-TIED project...
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
Working paper
Faaiqa Hartley, Sherwin Gabriel, James Cullis and Channing Arndt
Climate change poses a serious threat to many countries, particularly to developing countries, which often have large sections of the population without resources to adapt to changes in their environment. One of the key ways...
February 2021
Climate and energy
Research seminar
3 Feb 2021 / 15:00 to 16:00
Regional growth
On 03 February the SA-TIED programme will host an online seminar on infrastructure development in Southern Africa. The presentation will be given by Cornelius Dube, Wellington Matsika, and Gamuchirai Chiwunze under the SA-TIED project work...
Working paper
Asiya Maskaeva and Mgeni Msafiri
This study simulates the macro-micro economic impacts of the employment policy, focusing on hysteresis in youth unemployment in South Africa. Specifically, we apply a dynamic computable general equilibrium model to calibrate the 2015 South African...
January 2021
Macro modelling
Working paper
Hayelom Yrgaw Gereziher and Naser Yenus Nuru
This paper estimates the output cost of fighting inflation—the sacrifice ratio—for the South African economy using quarterly data spanning the period 1998Q1–2019Q3. To compute the sacrifice ratio, the structural vector autoregressive model developed by Cecchetti...
January 2021
Macro modelling