JEL code: I25

Education and Economic Development

Prof Andreas Wörgötter on addressing current and persisting challenges in South Africa’...
At a time when tensions are rising due to growing inequality and un...
Andreas Wörgötter
Podcast
Part 2: Recovery policies and labour utilization
The discussion is based on two research papers: and Addressing low...
Matthew Simmonds, Witness Simbanegavi, Sherwin Gabriel, Romain A. Duval, Murray Leibbrandt, Andreas Wörgötter
Dialogue
Financial development and income inequality: a nonlinear econometric analysis of 21 Afr...
A panel data analysis of financial inequality was conducted using t...
Lindokuhle T. Zungu, Lorraine Greyling
Working Paper
The effect of colonial and pre-colonial institutions on contemporary education in Africa
This paper argues that contrary to previous findings, present-day e...
Matthew W. Clance, Leoné Walters, Carolyn Chisadza
Working Paper
How Buoyant Is the South African Tax System? An ARDL Approach
This study aims to scrutinize the responsiveness of the South Afric...
Nyasha Mahonye, Baneng Naape
Working Paper
A Sequence to Reverse Poverty: Institutions, State Capacity and Human Empowerment
This paper explores the fundamental or deep causes of poverty persi...
Sansia Blackmore, Reneé van Eyden
Working Paper
Consumer Preferences for Genetically Modified Organisms in Cape Town: A Choice Experime...
This paper reports a study done on Cape Town consumers, with the ai...
Herbert Ntuli, Benjamin Dovey
Working Paper
The impacts of unconditional cash transfers on schooling in adolescence and young adult...
I study an expansion of a South African social grant program that p...
Neryvia Pillay Bell
Working Paper
Motivating teachers in rural Zambia using a monetary incentive
Like many developing countries, the achievement gap between rural a...
Miquel Pellicer, Mashekwa Maboshe, Grieve Chelwa
Policy Brief
Teacher pay and educational outcomes: Evidence from the rural hardship allowance in Zambia
This paper studies the effect of unconditional teacher salary incre...
Miquel Pellicer, Mashekwa Maboshe, Grieve Chelwa
Working Paper
Emigration and education: the schooling of the left behind in Nigeria
The potential effects of migration on the welfare of the left behin...
Ermias G. Weldesenbet, Nonso Obikili, Biniam E. Bedasso
Policy Brief
Private schools and student learning achievements in Kenya
This papers examines the effect of private schools on literacy and ...
Fredrick M. Wamalwa, Justine Burns
Policy Brief
The effect of education on a country’s energy consumption: Evidence from developed and ...
Education has been regarded throughout history as one of the main d...
Luis D. del Corral Morales, Roula Inglesi-Lotz
Working Paper
The Impact of Basic and Social Infrastructure Investment on Economic Growth and Social ...
Basic and social infrastructure investment can assist in addressing...
Derick Blaauw, Talita Dalton-Greyling, Henk Gnade
Policy Brief
The Fertility Transition: Panel Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
We investigate the effects of different socioeconomic indicators on...
Manoel Bittencourt, Carolyn Chisadza
Policy Brief
How Does Human Capital Shape the Social Contract?
This research brief presents the key findings and potential policy ...
Biniam E. Bedasso
Policy Brief
College Major Choice, Spatial Inequality and Elite Formation: Evidence from South Africa
This paper explores the determinants of college major choice in the...
Biniam E. Bedasso
Policy Brief
When selection trumps persistence: The lasting effect of missionary education in South ...
To estimate the long-term, persistent effects of missionary educati...
Johan Fourie, Christie Swanepoel
Working Paper
Democracy and Education: Evidence from the Southern African Development Community
In this paper I investigate whether democracy in the Southern Afric...
Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
The Impact of the Slave Trade on Literacy in Africa: Evidence from the Colonial Era
Recent studies have highlighted the importance of Africa’s hi...
Nonso Obikili
Working Paper
Does Famine Matter For Aggregate Adolescent Human Capital Acquisition In Sub-Saharan Af...
To the extent that in utero and childhood malnutrition negatively a...
Julius A. Agbor, Gregory N. Price
Working Paper
Slave numeracy in the Cape Colony and comparative development in the eighteenth century
The lack of accurate measures of human capital formation often cons...
Jörg Baten, Johan Fourie
Working Paper
Measuring the impact of educational interventions on the academic performance of academ...
This paper analyses the impact of educational interventions made in...
Vimal Ranchhod, Leonard C. Smith
Policy Brief
From uneducating to educating South Africa: Some thoughts on new policy imperatives in ...
Policy Paper (Interest) 08 This paper examines the policy implicati...
Policy Paper

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