Economic Theme: Public Finance

ESSA National PhD Conference 2024
ESSA in collaboration with Economic Research South Africa (ERSA) an...
Published: 21 February 2024
Workshop
Bradley Kent on SA's S&P Credit Rating 2023
ERSA’s own Bradley Kent chats to Hot102.7 FM’s Hot Busi...
Published: 21 November 2023
Bradley Kent
Hot102.7 FM
Request for Proposals: Back to inflation
Back to inflation In the wake of the global financial crisis (GFC),...
Published: 6 November 2023
Call for Work
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
Podcast
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
Podcast
Tax effort and capacity in developing countries: Unravelling the impact of the informal...
Working paper 889 This study focuses on estimating the tax effort i...
Published: 26 September 2023
Ezekiel Lengaram
Working Paper
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
Request for Proposals: The role of cities as drivers of growth and employment
Background Urbanization in South Africa is expected to reach 80% by...
Published: 27 July 2023
Call for Work
Presentation: The consumer price effects of specific trade policy restrictions in South...
Since 2010, various trade measures have been imposed to protect Sou...
Published: 20 July 2023
Lawrence Edwards
Workshop Presentation
Presentation: Tariffs on basic foods: Evolution and impacts
Since 2010, various trade measures have been imposed to protect Sou...
Published: 20 July 2023
Neva S. Makgetla
Workshop Presentation
A review of the strategies adopted between 2015 and 2022 towards two South African loca...
Working Paper 885 This paper reviews combined local and national go...
Published: 30 June 2023
Marius van der Merwe, Stephen G. Hosking
Working Paper
Trade policy: Clipping South Africa’s wings
Since 2010, various trade measures have been imposed to protect Sou...
Event: 19 July 2023
Published: 27 June 2023
Yash Ramkolowan, Sifiso Mahlaba, Lawrence Edwards, Matthew Stern, Neva S. Makgetla, Ayabonga Cawe
Seminar
Call for Papers: Labour Economics
The Microeconomics, Labour and Inequality Group is pleased to annou...
Published: 22 June 2023
Call for Papers
Call for Papers: An ERSA Research Workshop: The fiscal history of Sub-Saharan Africa
The public finances of African governments in the colonial and post...
Submit paper: 4 May 2015
Published: 21 June 2023
Call for Papers
Foresight Africa 2023: Presentation
Brookings Institution’s Flagship Foresight Africa 2023 was wr...
Published: 2 March 2023
Aloysius Uche Ordu
Workshop Presentation
Foresight Africa 2023: A Southern African Perspective
Please join the Brookings Institution and Economics Research Southe...
Published: 14 February 2023
Haroon Bhorat, Matthew Simmonds, Mamokete Lijane, Will Pearson, Aloysius Uche Ordu, Gracelin Baskaran
Dialogue
ESSA National PhD Conference 2023
ESSA in collaboration with Economic Research South Africa (ERSA) an...
Published: 19 January 2023
Workshop
Request for Proposals: Lerumo Intellectual Support Program
Thank you to those of you that submitted your proposals. As part of...
Submit paper: 28 February 2023
Published: 15 December 2022
ERSA
Skills Development
Call for Work: Request for Proposals: Lerumo Intellectual Support Program
Thank you to those of you that submitted your proposals. As part of...
Submit paper: 28 February 2023
Published: 15 December 2022
Call for Work
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
Podcast
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
Podcast
A systematic and historical review of basic income support programs in middle-income co...
Discussion Document 06 As one of the most structurally unequal coun...
Published: 4 November 2022
Ermias G. Weldesenbet, Biniam E. Bedasso
Discussion Document
ANN BERNSTEIN: A risky basic income grant could come with nasty surprises
The net result of introducing a BIG will be higher taxes, slower gr...
Published: 24 October 2022
Business Live
ISAAH MHLANGA: Big bills loom as the world slips into recession
Let’s hope next week’s medium-term budget rules out any...
Published: 21 October 2022
Isaah Mhlanga
Business Day
A basic income grant for South Africa
More money in poor people’s pockets, but at a heavy cost. Analyses ...
Published: 12 October 2022
Roy Havemann, Hylton Hollander, Daan Steenkamp
Money Web
A basic income grant for South Africa: more money in poor people's pockets, but at a he...
Analysis of the implications of extending income support measures i...
Published: 4 October 2022
Roy Havemann, Hylton Hollander, Daan Steenkamp
The Conversation
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?...
Occasional Paper 02 This annotated bibliography provides a non-exha...
Published: 12 September 2022
Zimbali Mncube, Vuyisiwe Mahafu, Kelle Howson
Occasional 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
Why SA isn’t getting the growth it needs
The Covid Project — a research project to assess SA’s economic pros...
Published: 10 September 2022
Claire Bisseker
Business Live
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
Import tariff pass-through effect and the spatial distribution of domestic consumer go...
The study of import tariffs pass-through has been observed to be cr...
Published: 28 August 2022
Haroon Bhorat, Everisto Mugocha
Working Paper
Second Annual UP PhD Workshop in Economics Held
This year’s workshop, organised by Manoel Bittencourt and Jes...
Published: 30 June 2022
University of Pretoria News Blog
The long-term effects of early-life exposure to weather shocks: Evidence from Tanzania
We examine whether early-life exposure to rainfall shocks has a lon...
Published: 29 April 2022
Ermias G. Weldesenbet
Working Paper

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