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
Brandon Tan
There is a large literature on the minimum wage focused on directly exposed firms and geographies.
20 May 2020
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Working paper
Isaac Marcelin and Daniel Brink
We propose to test hypotheses on the effects of trade credit on financially constrained firms using a rich new data set on South African firms.
20 May 2020
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Working paper
Syden Mishi, Ncwadi, Weliswa Matekenya and Roselyn Karambakuwa
Small to medium enterprises are considered a vehicle for employment creation and unlocking of growth potential for many economies, with Sub Saharan
20 May 2020
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Working paper
Elvis Avenyo, Gideon Ndubuisi and Caio Mazzi
In this document, we present with further detail the research design and methodology to be used for this research.
20 May 2020
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Working paper
Danie Schutte, Pieter Van der Zwan and Marianne Matthee
This paper analysed the permanent and temporary differences of South African firms for the period covered in the SARS-NT Panel.
19 May 2020
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Working paper
Bruno Morando, Carol Newman and John Rand
The role of antidumping legislation is to protect domestic producers against competition from imports that are being sold below market cost.
19 May 2020
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Working paper
Bruno Morando, Carol Newman and John Rand
Extractive industries form an important part of the economy for many developing countries, yet evidence suggests that having an abundance of resour
19 May 2020
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Working paper
Njeri Wabiri and Amina Ebrahim
Firm-level micro-data have become increasingly important not only for econometric analysis that captures heterogeneity across enterprises but also
19 May 2020
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Working paper
Joshua Budlender and Amina Ebrahim
This paper documents the various industry classification variables available in the anonymised tax microdata available for research at the National
19 May 2020
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Working paper
Aalia Cassim
Attempts to regulate the temporary employment sector have had mixed results internationally.
15 May 2020
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Research seminar
SA-TIED will hold a seminar on worker mobility and productivity spillovers - an emerging market perspective.
05 March 2020
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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...
18 February 2020
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