In brief

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...
24 June 2020
climate
Research Brief
by Alfred Moyo
Analysis of World Bank data ranging from 1990–2017 indicates that increases in global oil prices would have negative effects on the economic growth of...
20 May 2020
regional_growth
Blog
Meet the women behind the Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development programme
by Anne Tomi
Globally, women are under-represented in the field of economics.
12 March 2020
Blog
How a data revolution in South Africa can help address gender inequality
Amina Ebrahim and Kezia Lilenstein
In 2016, we joined a project in South Africa working to make tax data available for research purposes. Tax authorities collect an enormous amount of d...
21 February 2020
Research Brief
The impact on jobs and earnings of offshoring in South Africa
by SA-TIED
The success of an economy’s manufacturing sector is often critical to economic growth and development. As a major contributor to exports, site of inno...
18 February 2020
enterprise_development
Research Brief
Can trade in services bolster regional development in Southern Africa?
by SA-TIED
Service exports are the fastest growing portion of world trade and now account for nearly a quarter of global exports. Tradable services contribute to...
10 February 2020
regional_growth
Research Brief
Spatial dynamics of firm productivity in South Africa
by SA-TIED
The design and implementation of industrial policy should be closely linked to spatial considerations. Firm output and productivity are often location...
07 February 2020
enterprise_development
Research Brief
by SA-TIED
New research provides the first direct evidence of tax-motivated transfer mispricing in a developing country. Using highly detailed firm-level customs...
22 November 2019
enterprise_development
Research Brief
by SA-TIED
The study uses a comparative analysis of foreign-owned firms operating in South Africa to show that firms with a parent registered in a tax haven tend...
24 October 2019
enterprise_development
Research Brief
SA-TIED Research Brief 2019-7
by SA-TIED
The analysis of firm growth has been a topic of consistent economic interest as a growing body of literature has lent support to the possibility that...
09 October 2019
enterprise_development
Research Brief
by SA-TIED
China’s growing edge in export manufacturing has caused concern for low-income and middle-income countries seeking to develop robust manufacturing sec...
01 October 2019
enterprise_development
Research Brief
SA-TIED Research Brief 2019/5
by SA-TIED
In the case of South Africa, there are stark and persistent racial inequalities which are important to consider when analysing differences in the patt...
16 September 2019
inequality