19 Apr 2023 / 10:00 to 20 Apr 2023 / 17:30
Enterprise development
Public revenue
Labour market and inequality
Technical workshop

Work-in-progress workshop –SA-TIED workstream 1-3

Date: 19 and 20 April 2023 

Time: 09:00–16:30 GMT +2 

Location: Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

On the 19th and 20th of April 2023, SA-TIED will host a Work-in-progress author workshop for workstreams 1-3. This workshop is a closed event designed exclusively for authors of commissioned research papers and accepted research proposals from the request for research proposals for workstreams 1-3. It gives authors a unique opportunity to present and discuss early drafts of their work, receive feedback, and network with other researchers. 

Through  workshop sessions, authors will engage in lively discussions and learn from expert presenters who will share their insights, research findings, and innovative research methods and tools. The event brings together some of the brightest minds in a collaborative environment where they can connect with peers and exchange knowledge and best practices on enterprise development, public revenue mobilization, structural transformation, labor markets, inequality and more. 



Wednesday 19 April 2023

09:00-09:25 - Morning coffee & welcoming remarks

09:25-09:30 - Introduction for workstream 1: Enterprise development for job creation

09:30-10:15 - Carl Friedrich Kreuser: Market Power and Competition Policy in South Africa

10:15-11:00 - Jing-Woei Chien: Tariff Pass-through Effects on Importer Prices in the Context of

Preferential Trade Agreements

11:00-11:15 - Coffee break

11:15-12:00 - Joshua Budlender: Monopsony, wage floors and structural transformation

12:00-13:00 - Lunch

13:00-13:45 - Bruno Morando, Carol Newman, John Rand: Spillovers from extractive industries

13:45-13:50 - Introduction for workstream 2: Public revenue mobilisation for inclusive


13:50-14:35 - Ada Jansen: Reform option for pension fund contribution as tax expenditure in

South Africa: a microsimulation model approach using tax administrative data

14:35-14:50 - Coffee break

14:50-15:35 - Giacomo Brusco: Exporters, VAT Refunds, and Tax Compliance

15:35-15:50 - Closing remarks for the day

Thursday 20 April 2023

09:00-09:30 - Morning coffee

09:30-10:15 - Timotej Cejka: Heterogeneous Welfare Effects of Corrective Taxes: Evidence from

South Africa's Soda Tax

10:15-11:00 - Georg Thunecke: Falling tariffs: Implications of globalization-induced tariff

reductions on tax composition, complexity, compliance, and inequality

11:00-11:15 - Coffee break

11:15-11:20 - Introduction for workstream 3: Structural transformation, labour markets and


11:20-12:05 - Jacomien Van Der Merwe: Job accessibility and inequality: A City of Cape Town

case study

12:05-13:00 - Lunch

13:00-13:45 Leonard Le Roux: Market structure, efficiency and violence in the South African

Minibus Taxi Industry

13:45-14:30 - Sanduku Mulumba: Market Access and Wages disparities: Evidence from the

South African Revenue Service and National Treasury Firm‐Level Panel

14:30-14:45 - Coffee break

14:45-15:30 - Shakeba Foster: The Dynamics of Between and Within-Firm Wage Inequality in

South Africa

15:30-15:45 - Closing remarks for the day