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Inflation and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Southern African Development Countries

Manoel Bittencourt, Renee van Eyden and Monaheng Seleteng
In this paper we investigate the role of inflation rates in determining economic growth in fifteen sub-Saharan African countries, which are all members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), between 1980 and 2009. The results, based on panel time-series data and analysis, suggest...
Jan 2014
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Inflation and Economic Growth in the SADC: Some Panel Time-Series Evidence

Manoel Bittencourt, Renee van Eyden and Monaheng Seleteng
In this paper we investigate the role of inflation rates in determining economic growth in fifteen sub-Saharan African countries, which are all members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), between 1980 and 2009. The results, based on panel time-series data and analysis, suggest...
Jan 2014
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Economic Growth and Inequality: Evidence from the Young Democracies of South America

Manoel Bittencourt
We investigate in this paper whether income growth has played any role on inequality in all nine young South American democracies during 1970-2007. The results, based on dynamic panel time-series analysis, suggest that income growth has played a progressive role in reducing inequality during the...
Jul 2013
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Achieving Higher Growth and Employment: Policy options for South Africa

David Faulkner, Christopher Loewald and Konstantin Makrelov
Using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model, the paper provides some direction on the areas of policy reform that could generate strong growth, employment and poverty reduction in South Africa. The core requirements for more rapid and sustained growth are greater saving, investment, more...
Mar 2013
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What are the Distributional Implications of Halving Poverty in South Africa when Growth Alone is not Enough?

Fiona Tregenna
The South African government has set a target of halving poverty by 2014. Using microdata from the 2005/6 Income and Expenditure Survey, this article frames government’s stated target of halving poverty by 2014 in terms of specific measures of the poverty gap and poverty headcount ratio. With the...
Apr 2011
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