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The household effects of very large electricity tariff hikes in Zambia

Mashekwa Maboshe, Akabondo Kabechani and Grieve Chelwa
This paper simulates the real household expenditure effects of electricity price increases in Zambia. First, we find that electricity subsidies are highly regressive. Second, our partial equilibrium model simulations of the welfare effects of electricity tariff rises show that poorer households...
Nov 2018
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Efficiency of provincial public healthcare in South Africa

Victor Ngobeni, Marthinus C. Breitenbach and Goodness C. Aye
Background Forty-nine million people or 83 per cent of the entire population of 59 million rely on the public healthcare system in South Africa. Coupled with a shortage of medical professionals, high migration, inequality and unemployment; healthcare provision is under extreme pressure. Due to...
Feb 2020
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Risk Preferences and the Impact of Credit and Insurance on Farm Technology Uptake

Martine Visser, Hafsah Jumare and Kerri Brick
We use a series of credit and insurance simulation games to test the role of access to credit and insurance on magnitude and timing of farm technology uptake with small-scale farmers in South Africa. Using Cumulative Prospect Theory, we assess how insurance impacts technology uptake given risk...
Mar 2019
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