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Public Economics Winter School 2017

The University of Pretoria will hold from 3-7 July 2017 the second Winter School – one of the key events in the public economics capacity building initiative managed by GTAC on behalf of the National Treasury.

3 July 20177 July 2017
University of Pretoria, cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street, Pretoria, South Africa
Past event
Working Paper
Mining’s contribution to low- and middle-income economies

In several low- and middle-income countries with important extractive sectors, gross national income has developed favourably. Africa has benefitted most, particularly West Africa...

Mining Development Tax revenue
Blog
Tax, development and the SDGs: How we are supporting the data revolution

At the core of efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals lies a commitment to enhance domestic revenue mobilization. Strengthening capacity to collect tax and other revenue is key for developing countries as they move forward...

Tax Development data
Working Paper
Health consequences of sterilizations

One-third of married women are sterilized in India. This is largely due to family planning programs that put a strong emphasis on ‘permanent’ contraceptive methods rather than temporary ones...

Development Fertility, Human Gender
Working Paper
Intra-household bargaining in poor countries

This paper is intended to bridge the theoretical literature describing efficient intra-household behaviour and the development literature that collects empirical regularities pointing toward the existence of strategic decision-making among spouses...

Households Efficiency Development
Working Paper
Dependence on extractive industries in lower-income countries: The statistical tendencies

This paper synthesizes statistical information evidencing the proposition that extractive industries are of great significance in many low- and middle-income developing economies...

Development Oil Gas
Book
The Practice of Industrial Policy: Government–Business Coordination in Africa and East Asia

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...

Industrialization Industrial policy Structural transformation
Book
The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...

Energy Development Climate change
Book
Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...

Development Problem Driven Iterative Adaption
Working Paper
The curse of the one-size-fits-all fix: Re-evaluating what we know about extractives and economic development

In the context of falls in extractive commodities prices since 2011, this paper examines the history of thinking about the interplay between extractives and economic development...

Development Oil Gas
Working Paper
Tax revenue implications of trade liberalization in low-income countries

Liberalizing trade has proven highly challenging for some low-income countries, as a large share of their tax extraction derives from trade taxation...

Trade liberalization Political regimes Taxation
Working Paper
Historical origins of persistent inequality in Nigeria

Horizontal inequality by ethnic group has remained remarkably persistent for wealth, education, and access to certain services in Nigeria...

Development Ethnicity Geopolitical zone
Working Paper
Tax structures and economic growth: New evidence from the Government Revenue Dataset

Recent work on the relationship between tax structure and economic growth has offered little reliable evidence for developing countries...

Economic growth Fiscal policy Development
Conference
Growth and development policy – new data, new approaches, and new evidence

Economies in the southern Africa region face thorny challenges when it comes to the transformation of their economies, job creation, and the need to share the benefits of growth. For the past three years, more than 100 researchers have engaged in a...

30 November 20161 December 2016
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!, 213 Thys Street, Pretoria Menlyn, South Africa
Past event
Presentation
Africa's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies
3 November 2016
Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC, United States
Past event
Research Brief
Future climate scenarios for South Africa: The importance of mitigating emissions

More intense climate changes are expected in South Africa if GHG emissions are not constrained. Increased GHG emissions are likely to result in increases in average annual surface temperatures and higher evaporation rates...

Climate change Runoff Streamflow
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