15 Nov 2018 / 08:15 to 13:15
Public revenue

Research that matters - stakeholder workshop

Under the SA-TIED programme qualified researchers have access to highly granular administrative tax datasets derived from South African Revenue Services’ data to answer important questions about tax policy and inequality in South Africa. SA-TIED is now requesting research proposals from qualified individuals or teams that would like to join the SA-TIED research programme and contribute to this effort. 

The call for research proposals will coincide with an engagement workshop to be held on 15 November, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa. The workshop will be hosted by the Public revenue mobilization for inclusive development and Turning the tide on inequality work streams of the SA-TIED programme.

SA-TIED researchers will present here past and ongoing research on inequality and tax policy issues. They will explore areas for research advancement and share ideas with the broader research and policy making community for the future of this research. This will help to frame the request for research proposals and to answer questions from researchers hoping to join the SA-TIED programme.

Registration for the event is required and must be completed by 7 November, 2018.

The event schedule is below:

Time Activity CHAIR
08:15 - 08:45 Registration & tea  
08:45 - 09:00 Opening Murray Leibbrandt
09:00 – 10:30 Landscape of the RFP Catherine Macleod
  Aroop Chatterjee – Presentation
Understanding Wealth Inequality in South Africa
  Murray Leibbrandt – Presentation 
Understanding the Top-end of the Income Distribution in South Africa
  Jukka Pirtillä and Rebone Gcabo – Presentation 
Tax Research in South Africa: Framing Paper
  Kezia Lilenstein and Amina Ebrahim – Presentation 
Gender and the South African Labour Market: Framing Paper
10:30 – 11:00 Tea break and networking  
11:00 – 11:45 Technical session – Presentation Jukka Pirttilä
  Data Availability (Charl van Schoor)  
  Employment Panel (Chris Axelson)  
  Current and Ongoing Research (Amina Ebrahim)  
11:45 – 12:20 Q&A Murray Leibbrandt
12:20 – 12:30 Closing remarks Jukka Pirttilä
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch