Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) is a platform that supports the development of economic policy by connecting economic research to national policy debate and identifying areas of future research. Our network draws a broad and representative range of economic researchers and policy makers from a variety of academic, financial and government institutions. In this way, ERSA encourages the creation, dissemination and discussion of independent and expert economic policy-oriented research.

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The macroeconomics of establishing a basic income grant in South Africa
Technical background paper: The macroeconomics of establishing a basic income grant in South Africa
Characteristics of the South African retirement fund industry
Can a universal basic income contribute to breaking structural poverty in South Africa?
COVID-19 and the South African Economy
Universal Basic Income: How the experience in developing countries can inform the discussion in South Africa

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30 September, 2022
- 1 October, 2022
Competition Policy and Regulation in Digital Markets
28 November, 2022
- 29 November, 2022
South African Modelling Network (SAMNET) Virtual Workshop: Emerging Markets back in the spotlight: Risks and policy options