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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

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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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Carlos Gradín - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, I show that occupations in South Africa are segregated and stratified not only by race, but also by gender. While some women (mostly black and Coloured) overwhelmingly fill low-paying jobs, others (mostly white and Indian/Asian but also Coloured) tend to fill higher-paying...

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– Evidence for South Africa using administrative data
Aalia Cassim, Daniela Casale - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Public debate on the temporary employment services, or labour broker, sector in South Africa has focused on temporary workers’ wages and benefits. Empirical research is limited: temporary employment services cannot be accurately identified in recent labour force surveys. In 2015, South...

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Shannon Bold, Laurence Harris - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates whether a Taylor rule accurately describes the South African Reserve Bank’s reaction function in setting interest rates using quarterly data, covering the period since inflation targeting was formally adopted in 2000. The classic Taylor rule is modified to determine...

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Olivier Bargain, Prudence Kwenda, Miracle Ntuli - Journal of African Economies, 2018

This paper applies recent developments in collective model estimation to elicit the allocation of resources in African families in South Africa. We use the 2010/11 South African Income and Expenditure Survey as it contains exclusive goods, i.e., goods consumed by specific household members, to...

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