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Journal Article
Infrastructure improvements and maize market integration: Bridging the Zambezi in Mozambique

Historically, transport infrastructure connecting the most agriculturally productive areas of Mozambique and the richer southern region has been poor...

Infrastructure Agricultural market performance Prices
Journal Article
Migrating out of mega-cities: Evidence from Brazil

Traditional economic models predict rural to urban migration during the structural transformation of an economy. In middle-income countries, it is less clear which direction of migration to expect...

Brazil Internal migration Prices
Research Brief
Unlocking a regional plastics value chain between Mozambique and South Africa: Natural gas as a key

Plastics are universal and integrated into different sectors of the economy...

Feedstocks Polymers Plastic
Working Paper
Pandemics and their impact on oil and metal prices

We examine the effect of pandemics on selected commodity prices—in particular, those of zinc, copper, lead, and oil...

Pandemic Commodities Prices
Working Paper
The impact on the South African economy of alternative regulatory arrangements in the petroleum sector

This paper adds quantitative analysis to the study by Crompton et al. (2020) , in which various alternative regulatory arrangements regarding the petrol price in South Africa were explored...

Computable general equilibrium Economic impact Prices
Working Paper
Future-proofing the plastics value chain in Southern Africa

Plastics are ubiquitous across the region and play an important role in multiple industries. Most plastic products are based on a value chain that is grounded in petroleum refining, posing an environmental challenge...

Feedstocks Polymers Plastic
Working Paper
Petrol price regulation in South Africa: Is it meeting its intended objectives?

The South African liquid fuels industry is a significant part of the economy. Historically, government policy focused on import substitution industrialization to support industry margins...

Prices South Africa Deregulation
Book Chapter
The construction sector in Zambia

From the book: Mining for Change

Industrialization Local content Economic linkages
Book Chapter
The construction sector in Ghana

From the book: Mining for Change

Construction sector Price dynamics Expenditure shocks
Working Paper
Migrants leaving mega-cities: Where they move and why prices matter

Traditional economic models predict rural to urban migration during the structural transformation of an economy. In middle-income countries, it is less clear which direction of migration to expect...

Brazil Internal migration Prices
Journal Article
Commodity Prices and Intra-Household Labor Allocation

Volatility in commodity markets poses a distinct risk to farmers in developing countries who rely on cash crop agriculture...

Households Income Labour supply
Working Paper
The role of the construction sector in influencing natural resource use, structural change, and industrial development in Zambia

The construction sector plays a critical role in delivering quality infrastructure, which in turn influences the use of natural resource revenues towards achieving structural change and industrial development...

Construction sector Infrastructure Prices
Working Paper
The role of the construction sector in Ghana

The research explores the structure and performance of Ghana’s construction subsector, in light of the country’s 2007 oil discovery...

Construction sector Price dynamics Expenditure shocks
Working Paper
The impact of infrastructure shocks on agricultural markets: Evidence from the Zambezi river in Mozambique

Prior to 2009, there was no direct road connection between the southern regions of Mozambique—where the capital city is located—and the more agriculturally-productive central and northern regions...

Infrastructure Agricultural market performance Prices
Book Chapter
Poverty, Inequality, and Prices in Post-Apartheid South Africa

From the book: Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Equality and inequality Inflation Macroeconomics
Working Paper
Coffee price volatility and intra-household labour supply: Evidence from Vietnam

Volatility in commodity markets poses an acute risk to farmers in developing countries who rely on cash crop agriculture...

Households Income Labour supply
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