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Working PaperTaxpayer 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 PaperSouth 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 PaperA 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 PaperEarnings 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 PaperWage 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 PaperStructural 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 NoteCOVID-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
Working PaperShifting from deductions to credits: Unpacking the distributional effects of medical expenditure considerations in South Africa
The recent National Health Insurance White Paper proposes redirection of medical tax credits revenue towards the financing of the national health insurance...medical tax credit medical expenses tax deductions
Working PaperTurnin’ it up a notch: How spillovers from foreign direct investment boost the complexity of South Africa’s exports
Countries’ economic complexity, and the associated diversification and sophistication of their exports, is a key determinant of economic growth...economic complexity Foreign Direct Investment FDI
Working PaperExchange rates and firm export performance in South Africa
This paper uses detailed firm transaction data on manufactured exports to analyse the dilution of the real exchange rate-export relationship in South Africa over the period 2010 to 2014...Exchange rate pass-through Exports
Research BriefSpatial dynamics of firm productivity in South Africa
The design and implementation of industrial policy should be closely linked to spatial considerations...Agglomeration Firm productivity South Africa
Working PaperStructural poverty dynamics in urban South Africa: A mixed-methods investigation
This paper examines the extent and determinants of structural poverty dynamics in South Africa, focusing on the socio-economically disadvantaged urban African population...Poverty Social mobility Livelihood assets
Working PaperAgglomeration and productivity in South Africa: Evidence from firm-level data
Using comprehensive, anonymized tax administrative data for the 2008–14 period, we examine firm-level productivity in South Africa...Agglomeration Firm productivity South Africa
In the mediaAn energy expert from SA-TIED appears on SABC's The Bottom Line South Africa Energy Climate change
In the mediaInequality expert for SA-TIED hosted on South African national news channel eNCA Poverty Class Inequality
In the mediaSA-TIED working paper featured in the Financial Mail
A recent working paper from the SA-TIED programme ’s body of new research has been featured in the largest business weekly in South Africa. The Financial Mail’s feature is headlined: “ Reserve Bank vindicated — the critics...Inflation (Finance) Monetary policy South Africa