Research

Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #47
by Maleshoane Majara

In spite of existence of trade arrangements including that of having a common market, trade patterns are low within EAC. Thus, the record of trade...

27 March 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #46
by Pieter Naude Scribante

This paper combines the economics conflict deterrence literature with the robust literature on economic integration agreements, connecting the once...

27 March 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #45
by Lisa-Cheree Martin

This study employs traditional autoregressive and vector autoregressive forecasting models, as well as machine learning methods of forecasting, in...

27 March 2019
macroeconomics
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #44
by Sechaba Mokobane

In the study, I use the Boone indicator to explore competition dynamics in the South African loan market. Using a standard pooled OLS estimation, I...

27 March 2019
macroeconomics
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #43
by Bongani Chiliza

This paper sets out to ascertain the appropriateness of the Basel III macro-prudential policy mechanisms as South African (SA) bank distance-to-def...

27 March 2019
macroeconomics
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #42
by Panashe Paul Mazungunye

Various policies are being implemented in Tanzania to expand the agro-processing sector. The study evaluates the role that agro-processing activiti...

27 March 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
Channing Arndt, Rob Davies, and James Thurlow

South Africa faces many challenges, including modest economic growth and negative structural change, as well as high unemployment and inequality, a...

27 March 2019
macroeconomics
climate
Journal Article
SA-TIED Working Paper #40
by Aumashvini Gobin, Debbie Sparks, John Okedi, Neil Armitage, and Fadiel Ahjum

South Africa has been facing significant challenges in meeting demands in its water and energy sectors in recent years and planning for both sector...

26 March 2019
climate
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #39
by Jamie McGraw

This paper concerns the exploration of the efficiency effects of regional economic integration at the level of each member country. In specific, th...

26 March 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #38
by Anthony Black, Lawrence Edwards, Faizel Ismail, Brian Makundi, and Mike Morris

Regional integration is making steady progress in Africa and a key objective is to improve the prospects for industrialisation by expanding the reg...

26 March 2019
regional_growth
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper #37
by Amina Ebrahim and Jukka Pirttilä

The paper examines the incidence and employment impacts of the Employment Tax Incentive, a South African wage subsidy system that is targeted at th...

26 March 2019
public_revenue
Working paper
SA-TIED Working Paper 36
by Amina Ebrahim and Chris Axelson

The availability of anonymized individual tax return data can contribute to a deeper understanding of the drivers behind the high levels of inequal...

25 March 2019
public_revenue