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– A report from the stakeholder workshop - 15 November 2018, Pretoria, South Africa
Timothy Shipp - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

I found myself in the third-floor conference rooms of a Pretoria hotel for a meeting with economists, researchers, and policymakers involved in the SA-TIED programme. We had gathered here to discuss research progress in SA-TIED for two of the six work streams: Public revenue...

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Murray Leibbrandt, Vima Ranchhod, Pippa Green - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

We synthesize the findings from several recent papers on South Africa’s very high income inequality. These papers use new datasets—including income tax data—and new empirical methods to investigate the drivers of household income and individual earnings inequality in South...

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Gemma Wright, Helen Barnes, Michael Noble, David McLennan, Faith Masekesa - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper we explore the income data in two surveys that underpin a South African tax-benefit microsimulation model. The simulated taxes and benefits using each dataset are compared with each other and with administrative data for a common time point. We explore discrepancies between the...

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Janina Hundenborn, Murray Leibbrandt, Ingrid Woolard - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

The first democratic elections in 1994 brought about the promise for equal opportunity and an overall improvement of living standards for the majority of the South African population. However, 20 years after the democratization of South Africa, levels of inequality remain stubbornly high. The...

Haroon Bhorat, Christopher Rooney, François Steenkamp - Oxford University Press, 2018
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– Direct evidence using transaction data
Ludvig Wier - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country. Using South African transaction-level customs data, I directly test for transfer price deviations from arm’s-length pricing. I find that multinational firms in...

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Carlos Gradín - Review of Development Economics, 2018

This paper investigates progress in reducing the high level of racial stratification of occupations after apartheid in South Africa. Empirical analysis, using census microdata and Labour Force Surveys, does not provide compelling evidence of sustained or significant desegregation. Occupations...

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Janina Hundenborn, Ingrid Woolard, Jon Jellema - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

South Africa exhibits extreme levels of income inequality and is ranked as one of the most unequal countries in the world. In order to measure these severe levels of inequality, it matters how we account for the different parts of the income distribution. Although the approach has gained...

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Arden Finn, Murray Leibbrandt - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper we identify some of the drivers of changes in the distribution of earnings and earnings inequality in the South African labour market between 2000 and 2014. Although the overall level of earnings inequality between 2000 and 2011 was high and relatively stable, there were...

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– Assessment using administrative tax data
Stewart Ngandu, Carolyn Chisadza - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Through the use of administrative tax data, this study attempts to identify the characteristics of firms that employ relatively large numbers of young people. The policy objective of this exercise is to use these insights to inform policy and programming in the context of youth unemployment,...

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Mashekwa Maboshe, Ingrid Woolard - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper uses a recent household survey and the CEQ framework to revisit and extend previous research on the impact of fiscal policy on income redistribution, and poverty in South Africa. We find, in accordance with previous research, that direct taxes and cash transfers are overall...

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Mulalo Mamburu - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

The growth of firms has been shown to have a meaningful impact on the health of firms and the economy in general. As the body of literature dedicated to understanding high-growth firms has expanded, an interest in the persistence of growth has become even more relevant. This is because...

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Thando Vilakazi - Development Southern Africa, 2018

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

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– Corporate strategies, investments and agro-industrial policies
Phumzile Ncube - Development Southern Africa, 2018

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

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Reena das Nair, Shingie Chisoro, Francis Ziba - Development Southern Africa, 2018

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

Journal Special Issue This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Channing Arndt, Simon Roberts - Development Southern Africa, 2018

This issue contains seven articles addressing the major changes underway in the integration of economies in southern Africa.  This special issue is based on the UNU-WIDER project 'Regional growth and development in Southern Africa'. This project aims to develop, in conjunction...

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