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Evaluating rural roads programmes: A general equilibrium analysis

The structure employed is a small open economy, with one city and a rural hinterland, two traded goods, a transport sector, two specific factors, and mobile labour...

Rural roads General equilibrium Profitability
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What drove the profitability of colonial firms?: Labour coercion and trade preferences on the Sena Sugar Estates (1920–74)

The magnitude of returns to colonial-era investments in Africa has been addressed in an extensive literature, as have the nature and legacies of extractive colonial institutions...

Mozambique Sugarcane Forced labour
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Spillovers from extractive industries

Extractive industries form an important part of the economy for many developing countries, but their impact on growth and welfare remains understudied...

Mining South Africa Spillovers
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Firms’ resilience to financial constraints: The role of trade credit

We study the role of trade credit in enhancing the resilience of financially constrained firms from 2010 to 2017...

Financial constraints trade credit Employment
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The social profitability of rural roads in a small open economy: Do urban agglomeration economies matter?

In the presence of agglomeration economies, the effects of a rural roads programme depend not only on the reduction in transportation costs, but also on the form of labour mobility...

Rural roads Profitability Transportation
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Subsidized labour and firms: Investment, profitability, and leverage

Employing the difference-in-differences technique, this study examines the impact of the Employment Tax Incentive programme on a large sample of South African firms from 2011 to 2016...

Labour subsidy Investment Profitability
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The tipping point: The impact of rising electricity tariffs on large firms in South Africa

While much research has been done on the economic impacts of load-shedding in South Africa, fewer studies have focused on the effects of the rapidly rising electricity tariffs...

Net present value Own-generation Elasticity of demand
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