Author Name: Steven F. Koch

Professor Steven Koch is the Head of the Department of Economics, University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is Director of African Finance & Economics Association. He is member of University of Pretoria Research and Postgraduate Committee of Senate and Economic Society of South Africa Council. He is also the Managing Editor of South African Journal of Economics. His research interest area are Health and Labour Economics, Household Finances and Welfare, Environmental Economics and Competition Policy.

Modelling required energy consumption with equivalence
This study proposes an equivalence scale model for required energy ...
Yuxiang Ye, Steven F. Koch, Jiangfeng Zhang
Working Paper
Equivalence scales with endogeneity and base independence
This study estimates food budget share equations to calculate house...
Steven F. Koch
Working Paper
Household debt and consumption dynamics: A non-developed world view following the financ...
According to recent macroeconomic evidence (Bosch and Koch 2020b; F...
Matthew W. Clance, Steven F. Koch, Adél Bosch
Working Paper
Measuring energy poverty in South Africa based on household required energy consumption
Energy poverty is a major concern in most of developing countries w...
Steven F. Koch, Yuxiang Yeú
Working Paper
Does the Equivalence Scale Matter? Equivalence and Out-of-Pocket Payments
This research questions that estimate, since it was based, in part,...
Steven F. Koch
Policy Brief
Does the Equivalence Scale Matter? Equivalence and Out-of-Pocket Payments
We evaluate the effects of different equivalence scale parameter es...
Steven F. Koch
Policy Brief
Contraceptive Use and Birth Intervals
We develop a model linking contraceptive effi ciency to birth spaci...
Steven F. Koch, Gauthier Tshiswaka-Kashalala
Working Paper
The Demand for Reproductive Health Care
This research formalizes the interactions between the various deter...
Steven F. Koch, Gauthier Tshiswaka-Kashalala
Working Paper
User Fee Abolition in South Africa: 1994 and 1996
In addition to birthing a new Democracy, 1994 was the beginning of ...
Steven F. Koch
Policy Brief
The Economic Approach to Fertility: A Causal Mediation Analysis
This study develops an economic fertility model which explicitly in...
Working Paper
The Economic Approach to Fertility: A Causal Mediation Analysis
This study develops an economic fertility model which explicitly in...
Steven F. Koch, Gauthier Tshiswaka-Kashalala
Working Paper
Using a Natural Experiment to Examine Tobacco Tax Regressivity
We take advantage of a tobacco tax hike that occurred during the co...
Steven F. Koch, Adél Bosch
Working Paper
User Fee Abolition in South Africa in 1994 and 1996: Differences-in-Differences
South Africa waived user fees for primary health care, first in 199...
Steven F. Koch, Anna S. Brink
Working Paper
Assessing regional variation in the effect of the removal of user fees on institutional...
This paper examines regional differences in the effect of user fee ...
Steven F. Koch, Chitalu M. Chama-Chiliba
Working Paper
Do the Poor Benefit from Devolution Policies? Evidences from Quantile Treatment Effect ...
Existing literature have rarely evaluated distributive effect of Jo...
Steven F. Koch, Edwin Muchapondwa, Dambala Gelo
Working Paper
Health Care Facility Choice and User Fee Abolition: Regression Discontinuity in a Multi...
We apply parametric and nonparametric regression discontinuity meth...
Steven F. Koch, Jeffrey S. Racine
Working Paper
Health insurance or food for the family? An examination into unintended consequences
Policy Paper 15 In developing countries, where health insurance is ...
Steven F. Koch, Olufunke Alaba
Policy Paper
Love and addiction: The importance of commitment
Policy Paper 04 The bilaterally monopolistic nature of relationship...
Steven F. Koch
Policy Paper
Technical barriers to trade faced by South African SMME’s
Policy Paper 02 South Africa is an open economy, and, therefore, it...
Michael A. Peet, Steven F. Koch
Policy Paper
The Abolition of User Fees and the Demand for Health Care: Re-evaluating the Impact
The impact of the abolition of user fees in South Africa, a policy ...
Steven F. Koch
Working Paper
The Consistency of Merger Decisions in a Developing Country: The South African Competit...
The South African Competition Commission’s merger decisions f...
Richard J. Grimbeek, Sunel Grimbeek, Steven F. Koch
Working Paper
Welfare and common property rights forestry: Evidence from Ethiopian villages
In this study, welfare impacts associated with a unique common-prop...
Dambala Gelo, Steven F. Koch
Working Paper
Contingent valuation of community forestry programs in Ethiopia: Observing preference a...
This study examines the potential for anomalous response behaviour ...
Steven F. Koch, Dambala Gelo
Working Paper
Does One Size Fit All? Heterogeneity in the Valuation of Community Forestry Programs?
Through the implementation of a choice experiment valuation exercis...
Steven F. Koch, Dambala Gelo
Working Paper
Property rights, institutions and source of fuel wood in rural Ethiopia
This study examines the relationship between property rights, defin...
Steven F. Koch, Abebe Beyene
Working Paper
Clean Fuel-Saving Technology Adoption in Urban Ethiopia
The heavy dependence and inefficient utilization of biomass resourc...
Steven F. Koch, Abebe Damte
Working Paper
An Analysis of Specialist Surgeons and their Practices
A purposive sample of South African doctors provided data for the a...
Steven F. Koch, Jean D. Slabbert
Working Paper
Dynamic Health Care Decisions and Child Health in South Africa
A large number of child deaths in developing countries could be ave...
Steven F. Koch
Working Paper
Returns to Schooling: Skills Accumulation or Information Revelation?
This paper explores the degree to which imperfect information in th...
Ssekabira Ntege, Steven F. Koch
Working Paper
DEA Applied to a Gauteng Sample of South African Public Hospitals
The ability of the South African government to provide antiretrovir...
Steven F. Koch, Jacques K. Ngoie
Working Paper
The Aid and Maid System - South African Household Data Pitfalls
This paper presents research on South African household expenditure...
Steven F. Koch
Working Paper
Free public healtcare does not remove inequality of healthcare access
Despite the availability in South Africa of free public health care...
Steven F. Koch
Policy Brief

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