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Research Brief
Does exchange rate volatility amplify existing inequalities in South Africa?

Even though poverty and inequality have been of overriding concern in South Africa’s development policies and programmes since its democratization in 1994, measures of poverty, inequality, and related phenomena in the country do not show a clea...

Functional distribution Income distribution Economic inequality
Working Paper
Discerning trends in international metal prices in the presence of non-stationary volatility

Modelling the underlying long-run trend of metal prices is important, given that selected metals are a source of income for many countries...

Market prices Volatility
Working Paper
Will urbanization raise social mobility in the South, replicating the economic history of the West?

As developing countries rapidly urbanize, the number of people living in ‘slums’—neighbourhoods lacking property rights and basic services—continues to increase...

Informality Slums Social mobility
Working Paper
The effect of real exchange rate volatility on income distribution in South Africa

This study investigates the effect of real exchange rate volatility on the distribution of income between labour and capital in South Africa. Both symmetric and asymmetric effects are considered...

Functional distribution Income distribution Economic inequality
Journal Article
Does the Political Resource Curse Affect Public Finance? The Vulnerability of Tax Revenue in Resource-Dependent Countries

Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development

Taxes Natural resources Terms-of-trade shocks
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