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Working PaperResource sector concessions and spatial development in Southern Africa
This paper explores how Southern Africa can leverage its mineral resources to support growth and industrialization...Computable general equilibrium infrastructure resource sector
Working PaperEvaluating foreign direct investment in Mozambique’s natural gas industry: An economy-wide perspective
The recent discovery of large fields of natural gas in Mozambique has led to great international interest and expectations of future gains...Social Accounting Matrix Trade Computable general equilibrium
Journal ArticleEconomic impacts of developing a biofuel industry in Mozambique
Part of Journal Special Issue Bioenergy in Southern AfricaBiofuel Computable general equilibrium Food security
Working PaperThe impact of a higher leverage ratio on the South African economy
We employ a micro-founded and stock-and-flow-consistent model to study the impact of a higher leverage ratio on the South African economy. The model provides a rich representation of institutional balance sheets...Computable general equilibrium Financial dynamics leverage ratio
Working PaperStock-and-flow-consistent macroeconomic model for South Africa
We develop a stock-and-flow-consistent model for South Africa with four financial instruments and detailed balance sheets for the household, government, financial, non-financial, and foreign sectors and the Reserve Bank...Stock and flow Macroeconomics Computable general equilibrium
Working PaperEconomic impacts of developing a biofuel industry in Mozambique
Mozambique is one of the most promising African countries for producing biofuels and the national biofuel policy of 2009 identifies measures to incentivize biofuel production...Biofuel Computable general equilibrium Food security