Author Name: Dieter von Fintel

Dieter von Fintel is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch, as well as a research affiliate of LEAP, RESEP and IZA. He is an applied micro-econometrician seeking to understand long-run and short-run effects of policies on development, labour markets and households in Africa, as well as spatial and generational persistence.

South Africa’s future will be decided in our cities
Discussion Document 14 South Africa’s cities face multiple, overlap...
Dieter von Fintel, Justin Visagie, Ivan Turok, Takwanisa Machemedze, Claus Rabe, Sebastian Galiani, Edward Glaeser
Discussion Document
Monitoring South Africa’s metropolitan economies: A survey of the data landscape
Discussion Document 13 Disparities in data across different metropo...
Dieter von Fintel
Discussion Document
Can social grants promote small-scale farming to improve food security?
Public expenditure on South Africa’s cash transfer (or social grant...
Louw Pienaar, Dieter von Fintel
Policy Brief
Small-scale farming and food security: the enabling role of cash transfers in South Afr...
Cash transfers successfully alleviate poverty in many developing co...
Louw Pienaar, Dieter von Fintel
Working Paper
Rising unemployment in post-apartheid South Africa: temporary or persistent?
The fact that South Africa’s high unemployment rate continued to ri...
Rulof P. Burger, Dieter von Fintel
Policy Brief
Slave Prices and Productivity in the 18th Century at the Cape of Good Hope: The Winners...
The question about the productivity of slavery is a strongly debate...
Ada Jansen, Sophia du Plessis, Dieter von Fintel
Working Paper
The unintended consequences of education policies on South African participation and un...
In the late 1990s the South African Department of Education impleme...
Servaas van der Berg, Rulof P. Burger, Dieter von Fintel
Working Paper
Settler skills and colonial development
The emphasis on location-specific factors, such as climate or disea...
Johan Fourie, Dieter von Fintel
Working Paper
A history with evidence: Income inequality in the Dutch Cape Colony
The arrival of European settlers at the Cape in 1652 marked the beg...
Johan Fourie, Dieter von Fintel
Working Paper
Determining the Causes of the Rising South African Unemployment Rate: An Age, Period an...
This paper takes advantage of the wealth of cross-sectional househo...
Rulof P. Burger, Dieter von Fintel
Working Paper
The dynamics of inequality in a newly settled, preindustrial society: The case of the C...
Inequality is a major concern in many of the world’s developing reg...
Johan Fourie, Dieter von Fintel
Working Paper

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