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Haroon Bhorat, Christopher Rooney, François Steenkamp - Oxford University Press, 2018
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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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– Measuring the returns to R&D
Andre Steenkamp, Mark Schaffer, Wayde Flowerday, John Gabriel Goddard - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Improvements in productivity are necessary to effectively increase economic growth in the long term. The literature emphasizes a positive correlation between firm-level innovation and productivity gains. It is unsurprising, then, that policy makers and researchers widely acknowledge that...

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– Examples from South Africa, Singapore, and Bangladesh
Ingrid Palmary, Thea De Gruchy, Ali Ashraf, Koh Chiu Yee, Kellynn Wee, Charmian Goh, Brenda S.A. Yeoh - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper we consider four factors that shaped the development of migration policy intended to protect the rights of vulnerable migrant women. They are: the role players in the policy change process, the debates that shaped the policy change, the role that research played and the political...

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Angelika Goliger, Aalia Cassim - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Since the start of sharp electricity tariff increases in 2008, South African household demand for electricity has not been significantly affected. However, the combination of economic realities and ongoing electricity tariff increases will eventually compel households to reduce their electricity...

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– The impact of rising electricity tariffs on large firms in South Africa
Angelika Goliger, Landon McMillan - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

While much research has been done on the economic impacts of load-shedding in South Africa, fewer studies have focused on the effects of the rapidly rising electricity tariffs. The issue of tariff increases has now become even more critical, with technological developments making it easier and...

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Pia Rattenhuber, Maria Jouste - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

We use four novel, cross-country comparable tax-benefit microsimulation models for Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania, and South Africa to evaluate ex ante the expansion of a universal old-age pension in a static setting. Universal pensions would significantly reduce poverty and inequality in settings in...

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– A policy synthesis
Channing Arndt - South African Journal of Economics , 2018
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