Author: Rulof P. Burger

Big data forecasting of South African inflation
We investigate whether the use of machine learning techniques and b...
25 February 2022
Working Paper
An Econometric Method for Estimating Population Parameters from Non-Random Samples: An Application to Clin...
The problem of sample selection complicates the process of drawing ...
19 July 2017
Working Paper
Estimating Income Mobility When Income is Measured with Error: The Case of South Africa
There are long-standing concerns that household income mobility is ...
19 May 2016
Working Paper
Rising unemployment in post-apartheid South Africa: temporary or persistent?
The fact that South Africa’s high unemployment rate continued to ri...
25 August 2015
Policy Brief
The unintended consequences of education policies on South African participation and unemployment
In the late 1990s the South African Department of Education impleme...
26 September 2012
Working Paper
Determining the Causes of the Rising South African Unemployment Rate: An Age, Period and Generational Analysis
This paper takes advantage of the wealth of cross-sectional househo...
22 September 2012
Working Paper