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Regional disparities in income-independent quality of life in South Africa: convergence or divergence?

Dr. Stephanié Rossouw and Dr. Talita Greyling
The purpose of this study is to add to the empirical literature regarding quality of life convergence dynamics. It achieves this by analysing and comparing income and income-independent quality of life (IIQoL) convergence dynamics across South Africa's 234 municipalities for the period 1996-2014...
Mar 2018
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Financial Structure and Economic Growth: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Naomi Mathenge & Eftychia Nikolaidou
This study examines the effect of financial structure on economic growth in Sub Saharan Africa. The sample consists of both low and middle income countries, whose financial systems range from poorly developed to relatively well- developed in the context of developing countries. Using dynamic panel...
Feb 2018
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The Interdependence between the Saving Rate and Technology across Regimes: Evidence from South Africa

Kevin S. Nell and Maria M. De Mello
This paper hypothesises that the saving rate and technological progress are interdependently determined by a common exogenous source, so that an exogenous shock to the saving rate determines long-run growth transitions. In an open economy, the saving rate measures the quality of capital investment...
Mar 2017
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Aid Volatility and Structural Economic Transformation in sub-Saharan Africa: Does Finance Matter?

Emmanuel Kumi, Muazu Ibrahim & Thomas Yeboah
This paper departs from the traditional aid–economic growth studies through its examination of the impact of aid and its volatility on sectoral growth by relying on panel dataset of 37 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries for the period 1980–2014. Findings from our system generalised methods of...
Jan 2017
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Does Infrastructure Really Explain Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Odongo Kodongo and Kalu Ojah
In the light of Africa’s palpable deficit in public infrastructure, we use System GMM to estimate a model of economic growth augmented by an infrastructure variable, for a panel of 45 Sub-Saharan African countries, over the period 2000-2011. We find that it is the spending on infrastructure and...
Dec 2016
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Non-Economic Quality of Life and Population Density in South Africa

Dr. Talita Greyling and Dr. Stephanié Rossouw
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between population density and non-economic quality of life. Popular opinion has generally been that population density can be seen as beneficial for economic growth, as it allows for greater productivity, greater incomes and can be...
Oct 2016
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The Impact of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement on the South African Economy

L. Walters, H.R. Bohlmann and M.W. Clance
This paper analyses the effects of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (TFTA) on the South African economy using a global Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model. Simulation results show that South Africa’s economy gains from the implementation of the trade agreement with GDP...
Sep 2016
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Globalisation and Conflict: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

Carolyn Chisadza and Manoel Bittencourt
Stephen Pinker (2011) advances that various forms of violence such as homicide, rape, torture and con‡ict have decreased over time because of the following historical shifts in soci ety: paci…cation process, civilising process, humanitarian and rights revolutions, and extended periods of peace. We...
Sep 2016
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The Fertility Transition: Panel Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

Carolyn Chisadza and Manoel Bittencourt
We investigate the effects of different socioeconomic indicators on fertility rates in 48 sub- Saharan African countries between 1970 and 2012. The results, based on panel analysis with fi xed effects and instrumental variables, show that initially income per capita and infant mor tality explain a...
Jul 2016
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