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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
Exporters and global value chain participation: Firm-level evidence from South Africa

Using the South African Revenue Service and National Treasury firm-level panel data for 2009–17, this paper investigates how global value chain-related trade affects the export performance of manufacturing firms in South Africa...

Global value chains Learning by exporting Productivity
Research Brief
Are credits or deductions better in public health spending?: The impact on equality in South Africa

The impact of medical deductions and medical credits on income inequality is a subject of discussion in South Africa, as well as in many other countries, raising critical questions about the fairness of the medical tax system and the impact on afford...

medical tax credit medical expenses tax deductions
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
Working Paper
Polarization in the South African labour market: Economy-wide scenarios

Technical change impacts both the employment intensity of production and the composition of occupations and skills of employment...

Labour market Polarization Computable general equilibrium
Research Brief
Turnin’ it up a notch: Can foreign direct investment help South Africa increase the complexity of its exports?

Since the end of apartheid, South Africa’s economic challenges have disrupted efforts to establish a society of inclusive growth and prosperity...

economic complexity Foreign Direct Investment FDI
Working Paper
Globalization and gender inequality: Evidence from South Africa

Inequality has been rising in most countries for several decades, with negative consequences for social cohesion and economic growth. Substantial gender wage gaps contribute significantly to overall wage inequality...

gender wage gap International trade Linked employer-employee data
Working Paper
Building malls or metros?: South Africa’s exports of tradable urban services to the rest of Africa

Service industries are increasingly important in international trade and offer additional paths to economic development. There are many opportunities to expand trade in services between South Africa and other African countries...

Africa International trade South Africa
Working Paper
The impact of employment protection on the temporary employment services sector: Evidence from South Africa using data from tax records

Attempts to regulate the temporary employment sector have had mixed results internationally. In South Africa, temporary employment was regulated in 2015 through amendments to the Labour Relations Act...

Administrative data employment protection legislation regression discontinuity
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Taxpayer responsiveness to taxation: Evidence from bunching at kink points of the South African income tax schedule

The author applies the bunching methodology to South African administrative tax data over the period from 2011 to 2017 to investigate the responsiveness of individual taxpayers to changes in marginal personal income tax rates...

bunching elasticity of taxable income personal income tax
Working Paper
South African population projection and household survey sample weight recalibration

The existing sources of demographic data for South Africa have different strengths and limitations that make them inadequate for calibration of sample weights in post-apartheid South African household surveys...

Population projection recalibration
Working Paper
A comparative study of export processing zones in the wake of the Sustainable Development Goals: The cases of Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe

The objective of this research is to assess the extent to which export processing zones in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe integrate the Sustainable Development Goals in their implementation and operations...

export processing zones Sustainable development Botswana
Working Paper
Earnings in the South African Revenue Service IRP5 data

The IRP5 and IT3(a) tax data from the South African Revenue Service have been made available to researchers through a joint project between the South African Revenue Service, the National Treasury, and UNU-WIDER...

Employment Labour income South Africa
Working Paper
Wage polarization in a high-inequality emerging economy: The case of South Africa

Earnings growth in South Africa displayed a U-shaped pattern across the earnings percentiles between 2000 and 2015, resembling wage polarization in the industrialized world...

Inequality Minimum wage recentered influence function
Working Paper
Structural transformation, inequality, and inclusive growth in South Africa

This paper evaluates structural change, inequality dynamics, and industrial policy in South Africa between 1960 and the present day...

Structural transformation Inclusive growth South Africa
Background Note
COVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of South Africa

What has the government of South Africa done with respect to COVID-19 measures of mitigation and suppression? The first COVID-19 positive case was confirmed on 5 March 2020...

COVID-19 South Africa government action
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