Time
29 Jan 2019 / 08:30 to 17:30
Event
The Sheraton Pretoria Hotel, 643 Corner, Stanza Bopape St, Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa
Project meeting

Work in progress meeting - Enterprise development

Researchers from the Enterprise development for job creation and growth work stream will meet in Pretoria to share their works in progress. The annual work in progress meeting provides an opportunity for researchers to share the progress of their work and to explore areas for research advancement.

The Enterprise development work stream is continuing to produce several detailed studies that contribute to the process of evidence-based policy formulation in South Africa.

SA-TIED researchers will present here ongoing research on tax and labour market policy issues, firm dynamics, and enterprise development. 

Policies that promote inclusive development need to be built on reliable facts. The research that will be presented here is one way that the SA-TIED research community supports a sustained and inclusive development path for South Africa and the region.

Programme:

Time

Activity

Presenters/Authors

08:30-8:45

Opening and welcome  

Carol Newman and John Rand

8:45-9:00

Intro to SA-TIED & UNU-WIDER

Sonja Heikkinen and Amina Ebrahim

9:15-9:45

Data/technical session

Update on current situation (Humphrey Zondi and Charl Van Schoor)

09:45-10:30

Resource misallocation and total factor productivity: manufacturing firms in South Africa.

Carol Newman and John Rand

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

 

11:00-11:45

Firm-level Employment Growth in South Africa: The Role of Innovation, Exports and Investment.

Karmen Naidoo

11:45-12:30

Worker embodied technologies and mobility.

Friedrich Kreuser, Alanda Hlatswayo, Carol Newman, and John Rand

12:30-13:30

Lunch break

Catering

13:30-14:15

Dancing with dragons: Chinese import penetration and manufacturing firms' performances in South Africa.

Antonio Andreoni, Sofia Torreggiani

14:15-15:00

Offshoring within South African manufacturing firms: An analysis of the labour market effects.

Marianne Matthee, Carli Bezuidenhout, Anmar Pretorius, Derrick Blauw

15:00-15:30

Coffee break

Catering

15:30-16:15

Agglomeration and productivity in South Africa: Evidence from level data.

Hammed Amusa, Njeri Wabiri, David Fadiran

16:15-16:45

Introduction to SA-TIED communications

Timothy Shipp

16:45-17:30

Summary of discussion

Issues and next steps

Closing of meeting

Carol Newman and John Rand