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Fiscal Policy

Delivering a difficult MTBPS
Running up to the elections next year, this was a difficult MTBPS t...
Published: 3 November 2023
Margaux Giannaros, Isaah Mhlanga
What do we expect from the MTBPS?
Prior to last year’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) th...
Published: 27 October 2023
Margaux Giannaros, Isaah Mhlanga
Possible Welfare Benefits of a Basic Income Support: Evidence from a benefit incidence ...
Working Paper 886 The study investigates the potential welfare effe...
Published: 5 September 2023
Nicky Nicholls, Kehinde O. Omotoso, Eleni Yitbarek, Ramos Mabugu, Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, Carolyn Chisadza
Working Paper
A macroeconomic perspective of establishing a basic income grant
Adopting a broader perspective of the macroeconomics of basic incom...
Published: 15 December 2022
Daan Steenkamp, Hylton Hollander
How would providing UBI impact structural poverty?
This podcast adopts a refreshing view on what Universal Basic Incom...
Published: 22 November 2022
Margaux Giannaros, Zimbali Mncube, Kelle Howson
The macroeconomics of establishing a basic income grant in South Africa
Discussion Document 04 This paper  offers a discussion on the macro...
Published: 16 September 2022
Roy Havemann, Hylton Hollander, Daan Steenkamp
Discussion Document
Technical background paper: The macroeconomics of establishing a basic income grant in ...
Working Paper 881 This paper quantifies the effect of fiscal transf...
Published: 16 September 2022
Roy Havemann, Hylton Hollander, Daan Steenkamp
Working Paper
Can a universal basic income contribute to breaking structural poverty in South Africa?
Discussion Document 03 Much of the debate about the introduction of...
Published: 10 September 2022
Zimbali Mncube, Kelle Howson
Discussion Document
COVID-19 and the South African Economy
Discussion Document 02 As South Africa looks to navigate itself out...
Published: 1 September 2022
Matthew Stern, Christopher Loewald
Discussion Document
Universal Basic Income: How the experience in developing countries can inform the discu...
Discussion Document 01 This paper considers how the COVID-19 pandem...
Published: 30 August 2022
Jéssica Gagete-Miranda
Discussion Document
Isaah Mhlanga on a positive MTBPS: getting to know Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
After our new Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana delivered his first...
Published: 12 November 2021
Isaah Mhlanga
Fiscal risks and their impact on banks’ capital buffers in South Africa
South Africa’s fiscal balances have deteriorated significantly over...
Published: 11 June 2021
Bojosi Morule, Neryvia Pillay Bell, Konstantin Makrelov
Working Paper
Timothy Köhler on SA’s labour market: is a national lockdown as severe as we think?
It is just over a year since South Africa had to succumb to what wa...
Published: 21 May 2021
Timothy Köhler
South African Modelling Network Virtual Workshop: Emerging Markets back in the spotligh...
Organizers: Romain Houssa – University of Namur, SAMNET and Nicola ...
Published: 3 May 2021
Romain Houssa, Nicola Viegi
SAMNet Workshop
Relationship between education and households’ electricity-saving behaviour in South Af...
This paper investigates the relationship between the education leve...
Published: 13 January 2021
Kabeya C. Mulamba
Working Paper
Dr Biniam Bedasso on managing Public Finances: where does a quarter of the IMF’s Capaci...
In this podcast, ERSA’s host speaks to Dr Biniam Bedasso about Publ...
Published: 21 December 2020
Biniam E. Bedasso
Time consistency and economic growth: A case study of South African macroeconomic policy
The numerous diagnostic studies and policy recommendations that exi...
Published: 30 November 2020
Konstantin Makrelov, David Faulkner, Christopher Loewald
Working Paper
South African Macroeconomic Network Virtual Workshop: New Data, New Methods, New Models...
The South African Macroeconomic Network 1st Annual Workshop will ex...
Published: 30 October 2020
Nicola Viegi
SAMNet Workshop
The impact of AGOA on export flows from sub-Saharan Africa: A dynamic system GMM analysis
This study seeks to understand the relationship between the United ...
Published: 6 October 2020
Paul Alagidede, Oro Ufuo
Working Paper
Group identity in fairness decisions: discrimination or inequality aversion?
Policy Paper 24 This paper investigates issues of decision time and...
Published: 30 September 2020
Eleni Yitbarek, Carolyn Chisadza, Nicky Nicholls
Policy Paper
How Buoyant Is the South African Tax System? An ARDL Approach
This study aims to scrutinize the responsiveness of the South Afric...
Published: 22 September 2020
Nyasha Mahonye, Baneng Naape
Working Paper
Part 4: Towards a fiscal policy that supports economic recovery while achieving sustain...
Drawing on the discussions in the previous 3 sessions, session 4 wi...
Published: 7 September 2020
Matthew Simmonds, Ricardo Hausmann, Laurence Harris, Johannes W. Fedderke, Federico Sturzenegger, Abebe Selassie
Part 3: The role of fiscal policy in the post-Corona economic recovery
South Africa has a comparably large government sector, and the choi...
Published: 28 August 2020
Christopher Loewald, Matthew Simmonds, Xavier Debrun, Mamokete Lijane, Gilad Isaacs, Federico Sturzenegger, Chris Loewald, Andrew Donaldson
Part 1: Understanding the concept of "fiscal sustainability" in the post-Corona world
Debt sustainability is equivalent to government solvency and from a...
Published: 7 August 2020
Tshepiso Moahloli, Owen Willcox, Ian Stuart, Mamokete Lijane, Brian Kantor, Xavier Debrun, Lucio Castro
Prof. Estian Calitz on Fiscal Sustainability in South Africa: what are the shortcomings...
Shortly after the Minister of Finance gave his Supplementary Budget...
Published: 10 July 2020
Estian Calitz
Dr Neryvia Pillay Bell on the Fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa:...
In this podcast Dr Neryvia Pillay Bell, a Policy Associate at ERSA ...
Published: 30 April 2020
Neryvia Pillay Bell
Nicola Viegi on the potential impact of the Coronavirus on South Africa: policy co-ordi...
In this podcast, Prof. Nicola Viegi, the Deputy Director of ERSA an...
Published: 8 April 2020
Nicola Viegi
Prof. Johanne Fedderke on the differential impact of the Coronavirus as of end of March...
Professor Johannes W. Fedderke, the Director of ERSA speaks to our ...
Published: 8 April 2020
Johannes W. Fedderke
Fiscal Rules and the Compliance debate: Why do Countries adopt Rules and fail to comply?
We study the compliance with fiscal rules via various national nume...
Published: 1 April 2020
Martin W. Nandelenga, Mark J. Ellyne
Working Paper
Fiscal stimulus in a global zero lower bound environment
This paper investigates the effect of fi scal stimulus from an emer...
Published: 7 August 2018
Guangling Dave Liu, Fernando Garcia-Barragan
Working Paper
Alternative Strategies for Public Debt Issuance in Zimbabwe: Is there a Trade off?
Introduction As part of managing a debt portfolio, debt managers fa...
Published: 4 May 2016
Pierre Le Roux, Nebson Mupunga
Policy Brief
Simulation Analysis of Alternative Strategies for Public Debt Issuance in Zimbabwe: Is ...
This paper discusses the simulation analysis of alternative public ...
Published: 12 February 2016
Pierre Le Roux, Nebson Mupunga
Working Paper
Fiscal Consolidation, Fiscal Policy Transmission, and Current Account Dynamics in South...
The debate on global current account imbalances continues to develo...
Published: 8 December 2015
John P. Dunne, Christine S. Makanza
Working Paper
Effects of Increases in Value Added Tax: A Dynamic CGE Approach
This paper analyses the effects of increases in value added tax (VA...
Published: 4 November 2015
Jean L. Erero
Working Paper
Water Taxation and the Double Dividend Hypothesis
The double dividend hypothesis contends that environmental taxes ha...
Published: 11 September 2014
Nicholas Kilimani
Working Paper
Debt sustainability and financial crises in South Africa
This study assesses debt sustainability in South Africa allowing fo...
Published: 9 January 2014
Ruthira Naraidoo, Leroi Raputsoane
Working Paper

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