Author Name: Lawrence Edwards

Lawrence Edwards is a Professor in the School of Economics, a Researcher within the Policy Research on International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM), and a Research Associate of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. His research interests fall within the field of international trade and development in Africa, covering, inter alia, the effects of trade and on product market integration, labor market outcomes, and firm performance.

Presentation: The consumer price effects of specific trade policy restrictions in South...
Since 2010, various trade measures have been imposed to protect Sou...
Lawrence Edwards
Workshop Presentation
The persistence of apartheid regional wage disparities in South Africa
Despite the ending of apartheid, regional wage disparities remain p...
Lawrence Edwards, Gibson Mudiriza
Working Paper
Shaking out or shaking in: The impact of Zimbabwe’s economic crisis on the country’s ma...
Following Zimbabwe’s economic crisis between 1997 and 2009, a...
Nicholas Masiyandima, Lawrence Edwards
Policy Brief
Imported inputs, Government Support and Performance of manufacturing exporters
Access to imported intermediate inputs has been hailed as crucial i...
Peter W. Chacha, Lawrence Edwards
Policy Brief
Shaking out or shaking in: The impact of Zimbabwe's economic crisis on the country's ma...
Zimbabwe had one of the world’s worst economic crises from th...
Nicholas Masiyandima, Lawrence Edwards
Working Paper
The Growth Dynamics of New Export Entrants in Kenya: a Survival Analysis
Promotion of exports remain a core objective of trade policy in man...
Peter W. Chacha, Lawrence Edwards
Policy Brief
Imported Inputs, Government Support and Performance of Manufacturing Exporters
We evaluate the effectiveness of trade policy incentive that promot...
Lawrence Edwards, Peter W. Chacha
Working Paper
The growth dynamics of new export entrants in Kenya: a Survival Analysis
This paper uses firm-level transaction dataset from Kenya to examin...
Peter W. Chacha, Lawrence Edwards
Policy Brief
Impact of Crime on Firm Entry: Evidence from South Africa
High crime rates in South Africa are an important aspect of the bus...
Lawrence Edwards, Godfrey Mahofa, Asha Sundaram
Policy Brief
Impact of Crime on Firm Entry: Evidence from South Africa
In this paper, we analyse the relationship between crime and the en...
Lawrence Edwards, Godfrey Mahofa, Asha Sundaram
Working Paper
Price-setting Behavior and Competition in Developing Countries: An Analysis of Retail O...
We study the relationship between price-setting behavior and the de...
Mamello A. Nchake, Lawrence Edwards, Asha Sundaram
Working Paper
Trade Liberalization, Rival Exporters and Reallocation of Production: An Analysis of In...
Employing a difference-in-difference estimation technique on firm-l...
Lawrence Edwards, Asha Sundaram
Working Paper
A Disaggregated Analysis of Product Price Integration in the Southern African Developme...
Integrated product markets are characterised by the absence of (or ...
Lawrence Edwards, Asha Sundaram, Neil Balchin
Policy Brief
A Disaggregated Analysis of Product Price Integration in the Southern African Developme...
Integrated product markets are characterised by the absence of (or ...
Asha Sundaram, Neil Balchin, Lawrence Edwards
Policy Brief
Price setting behaviour in Lesotho: Stylised facts from consumer retail prices
This paper documents some of the main features of price setting beh...
Mamello A. Nchake, Neil Rankin, Lawrence Edwards
Working Paper
Is Africa Integrating? Evidence from Product Markets
Integration into the global trading environment is viewed as a key ...
Neil Rankin, Lawrence Edwards
Working Paper
US Trade and Wages: The Misleading Implications of Conventional Trade Theory
Conventional trade theory, which combines the Heckscher-Ohlin theor...
Robert Lawrence, Lawrence Edwards
Working Paper
Evaluating the general equilibrium effects of a wage subsidy scheme for South Africa
Unemployment among semi- and unskilled workers has reached severe p...
Lawrence Edwards, Kalie Pauw
Working Paper
Trade liberalisation and labour demand within South African manufacturing firms
Using new detailed tariff data, wages disaggregated by skill level ...
Lawrence Edwards, Alberto Behar
Working Paper
Trade liberalisation and labour demand within South African manufacturing firms
Using new detailed tariff data, wages disaggregated by skill level ...
Lawrence Edwards, Alberto Behar
Working Paper

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