Working paper
Anthea Paelo and Genna Robb
This paper reviews comparative approaches to key issues in economic regulation in four countries of the Southern African Development Community, and how this has been reflected in outcomes in terms of competition, prices, access, and innovation in telecommunications services.
09 July 2020
regional_growth
Working paper
Genna Robb and Anthea Paelo
Low levels of broadband penetration combined with poor quality of services present a challenge to growth and development in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). This paper performs a comparative analysis of the competitive dynamics of telecommunications markets in four SADC countries and relates this to outcomes for consumers.
09 July 2020
regional_growth
Working paper
Bruno Merven, Faaiqa Hartley, Jules Schers and Fadiel Ahjum
This paper presents an alternative methodology to modelling private transport in the hard-linked energy-economic model, SATIMGE. The methodology considers a shift from total fuel consumption in the economic model to end-use energy consumption for the private transport sector.
09 July 2020
climate
Working paper
Aalia Cassim
Attempts to regulate the temporary employment sector have had mixed results internationally. In South Africa, temporary employment was regulated in 2015 through amendments to the Labour Relations Act.
09 July 2020
enterprise_development
Working paper
Neryvia Pillay Bell
The author applies the bunching methodology to South African administrative tax data over the period from 2011 to 2017 to investigate the responsiveness of individual taxpayers to changes in marginal personal income tax rates. She finds significant evidence of bunching among the self-employed but no evidence of bunching among wage earners.
09 July 2020
public_revenue
Technical workshop

3-day training workshop including short lectures and practical computer based training

01 July 2020
inequality
Blog
Channing Arndt and Sherman Robinson
In trying to limit the spread of COVID-19, policymakers globally have the difficult task of balancing the positive health effects of lockdowns against their economic costs, particularly the burdens lockdowns impose on low-income and food-insecure households.
24 June 2020
climate
Technical note
SA-TIED Technical Note 1: Modelling the effects of COVID-19 on the South African economy - a technical guide to the scenario builder
Rob Davies and Dirk van Seventer
There is a demand for quick studies evaluating the economic impact of the lockdowns used by many governments to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Multiplier analysis is an appropriate method for examining the impacts of the lockdowns, particularly in the short run when both prices and technology are relatively fixed.
14 May 2020
macroeconomics
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