Enterprise development for job creation and growth

In this work stream, researchers from UNU-WIDER, NT and the South African Revenue Service (SARS), will build and expand the tax administrative and other micro enterprise data available in South Africa, thereby developing these research tools to be even richer and more versatile resource for researchers and policy makers.

Understanding the opportunities and constraints to private sector development and productivity growth is key for the design of effective policies that deliver on job creation and economic growth more broadly. The recent availability of tax administrative and other micro-data on enterprises in South Africa provides a valuable resource for policy-relevant academic research that allows for a deeper understanding of the functioning of the private sector, and the mechanisms through which government policy and globalization impact on economic growth and development.

The efforts under this work stream will be directed to further expand and develop the available data and supporting policy-relevant academic research based on the data covering topics such as worker mobility, innovation, and access to credit.

Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 62
by Carol Newman, John Rand, and Mpho Tsebe
Misallocation of labour and capital can greatly reduce aggregate productivity. In this study, we use tax administrative data to examine the extent of...
01 June 2019
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Vacancy
Vacancy - Research Assistant
UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and potential to contribute to the SA-TIED programme. Station: National...
24 April 2019
enterprise_development
public_revenue
inequality
Vacancy
Vacany Datalab Assistant
by SA-TIED
UNU-WIDER is hiring a datalab assistant to support the data work and research efforts under the SA-TIED programme, a new data lab facility at the...
28 March 2019
enterprise_development
public_revenue
inequality
Research seminar
As a part of the SA-TIED Seminar Series, Professor Carol Newman will present the research findings of her team's work on the impact of resource mis
28 February 2019
enterprise_development
Project meeting
Researchers from the Enterprise development for job creation and growth
09 January 2019
enterprise_development
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 24
Ludvig Wier and Hayley Reynolds
Globally, the largest 0.001 per cent of firms earn roughly one-third of all corporate profits. Nonetheless, there is little understanding of how...
05 December 2018
enterprise_development
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 23
by Ludvig Wier
This paper provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country. Using South African...
05 December 2018
enterprise_development
Vacancy
Vacancy Research Assistant
Station: National Treasury, Pretoria, South Africa.
27 September 2018
enterprise_development
public_revenue
inequality
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 22
by Stewart Ngandu and Carolyn Chisadza
This paper uses administrative tax data in South Africa to answer questions about which types of firms employ relatively large numbers of young...
07 August 2018
enterprise_development
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 21
by Mulalo Mamburu
This paper examines the distribution of firms by size and growth in the South African economy. It explores the relationship between firm size and...
25 July 2018
enterprise_development
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 8
by Aalia Cassim and Daniela Casale
This paper makes use of the administrative panel data for the years 2011 to 2015 to explore whether there is a wage penalty for employees in the...
14 May 2018
enterprise_development
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 5
by Andre Steenkamp, Mark Schaffer, Wayde Flowerday, and John Gabriel Goddard
This paper aims to enhance our understanding of the dynamics of innovation practice and technology absorption in South Africa at the firm level by...
09 March 2018
enterprise_development