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Research Brief
Special economic zones in Zambia and South Africa: Blueprint, experiences, and outcomes

East Asia’s successful experience in accelerating the process of industrial development with SEZs paved way for the use of SEZs as policy instruments in Africa...

Special Economic Zones Agglomeration Industrialization
Working Paper
Special economic zones in Southern Africa: white elephants or latent drivers of growth and employment?: The case of Zambia and South Africa

The successful use of special economic zones as economic tools for export-led industrial development in East Asia propelled a wave of similar initiatives across Africa...

Special Economic Zones Agglomeration Industrialization
Working Paper
Separating employment effects into job destruction and job creation: Evidence from a large minimum wage increase in the agricultural sector using administrative tax data

This paper presents new evidence on the employment effects of a large increase in agricultural minimum wages in South Africa using anonymized tax data...

Minimum wage Employment effects Non-compliance
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