Keyword: COVID-19

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
Tough choices will remain for SA when unearned respite fades
SA has been a relatively good story in the emerging-market world si...
Published: 16 May 2022
Isaah Mhlanga
Business Day
The bond market impact of the South African Reserve Bank bond purchase programme
We use a unique dataset comprising over a million trades and quotes...
Published: 24 March 2022
Roy Havemann, Rossouw van Jaarsveld, Henk Janse van Vuuren, Daan Steenkamp
Working Paper
Contagion across financial markets during COVID-19: A look at volatility spillovers bet...
The onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and previous...
Published: 8 February 2022
Reneé van Eyden, Goodness C. Aye, Chevaughn van der Westhuizen
Working Paper
Dr Channing Arndt on Building back fairer from the Covid-19 Pandemic in South Africa
Post-pandemic, South Africa’s economy finds itself in a constrained...
Published: 19 November 2021
Margaux Giannaros, Channing Arndt
Podcast
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
Podcast
Part 4: Building back for a sustainable future
The discussion is based on two papers: “Building back fairer ...
Published: 10 November 2021
Witness Simbanegavi, Matthew Simmonds, IFPRI, GIZ, ERSA, Channing Arndt
Dialogue
Dr Matthew Stern on understanding South Africa’s trade policy and performance
An issue often overlooked in many discussions is that of exports an...
Published: 5 August 2021
Matthew Stern
Podcast
Part 3: International perspectives and South Africa’s trade policy
The discussion is based on two papers: Covid-19 and Lockdown Polici...
Published: 29 July 2021
Sherman Robinson, Montford Mlachila, Matthew Simmonds, Marianne Matthee, Matthew Stern
Dialogue
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...
Published: 23 July 2021
Andreas Wörgötter
Podcast
Part 2: Recovery policies and labour utilization
The discussion is based on two research papers: Recovering from COV...
Published: 16 July 2021
Matthew Simmonds, Witness Simbanegavi, Sherwin Gabriel, Romain A. Duval, Murray Leibbrandt, Andreas Wörgötter
Dialogue
Policy Bulletin 05: The impact of global FX liquidity on the rand
The Covid crisis saw significant declines in market liquidity and c...
Published: 1 July 2021
Tim Olds, Rossouw van Jaarsveld, Daan Steenkamp
Policy Bulletin
Part 1: Monetary policy and Covid-19 in South Africa
The discussion is based on Sailing into the Wind: evaluating the (n...
Published: 1 July 2021
Matthew Simmonds, Nicola Viegi, Mamokete Lijane, Konstantin Makrelov, Gina Schoeman
Dialogue
Building a competitive and dynamic green industrial sector in South Africa after COVID-19
Policy Paper 28 COVID-19 gave the world a glimpse of how devastatin...
Published: 28 June 2021
Tendai Gwatidzo, Witness Simbanegavi
Policy Paper
Addressing low labour utilisation in South Africa
Policy Paper 27 South Africa’s stubbornly low labour utilisation ra...
Published: 28 June 2021
Christopher Loewald, Konstantin Makrelov, Andreas Wörgötter
Policy Paper
Understanding South Africa’s trade policy and performance
Policy Paper 26 South Africa’s exports have lagged behind the rest ...
Published: 28 June 2021
Matthew Stern, Yash Ramkolowan
Policy Paper
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
Isaah Mhlanga on permanent spending habits: what to listen for while politicians campaign
It is not often that a country has an opportunity to allocate windf...
Published: 30 April 2021
Isaah Mhlanga
Podcast
Sailing into the Wind: evaluating the (near) future of Monetary Policy in South Africa
Policy Paper 25 This paper evaluates the main challenges facing Sou...
Published: 9 April 2021
Nicola Viegi, Tumisang Loate, Ekaterina Pirozhkova
Policy Paper
Estimates of bank-level funding costs in South Africa
We develop a new dataset of bank-level balance sheets data to estim...
Published: 30 March 2021
Daan Steenkamp, Tim Olds
Working Paper
Impact of technological progress on carbon emissions in different country income groups
This study examines the complex relationship between carbon emissio...
Published: 23 March 2021
Roula Inglesi-Lotz, Chris B. Milindi
Working Paper
Isaah Mhlanga on SA Budget 2021: Good news from SA’s 2020 Monetary and Fiscal Policy De...
Joining ERSA’s host in this podcast is Isaah Mhlanga, a Chief Econo...
Published: 19 February 2021
Isaah Mhlanga
Podcast
Health inequality and the 1918 Influenza in South Africa
The 1918 influenza – the Spanish flu – killed an estimated 6% of Sou...
Published: 8 February 2021
Jonathan Jayes, Johan Fourie
Working Paper
Estimating a New Keynesian Wage Phillips Curve
This paper estimates a New Keynesian Wage Phillips Curve for South ...
Published: 20 January 2021
Nicola Viegi, Vincent Dadam
Working Paper
Social distancing in macroeconomic models
The paper introduces voluntary social distancing to the canonical e...
Published: 8 January 2021
Yoseph Y. Getachew
Working Paper
Dr Daan Steenkamp on nowcasting: how economists benefit from machine learning and big data
With the unprecedented level of uncertainty in the economy, the abi...
Published: 30 October 2020
Daan Steenkamp
Podcast
Prof Scott Baker on measuring economic policy uncertainty: yes, measuring uncertainty
Levels of uncertainty have existed throughout time yet measuring un...
Published: 23 October 2020
Scott Baker
Podcast
Dr Chris Loewald on Lockdown Learnings: monetary policy leeway during a pandemic
Shortly after the October MPR, ERSA’s host sat down with Dr Chris L...
Published: 16 October 2020
Chris Loewald
Podcast
Isaah Mhlanga on why South Africa’s unemployment rate went down this Covid-Quarter
In this podcast, ERSA’s host speaks to Isaah Mhlanga, a Chief Econo...
Published: 2 October 2020
Isaah Mhlanga
Podcast
Policy Bulletin 02: Reflections on Aspects of Public Finance and Fiscal Policy in South...
After the COVID-19 crisis is over, South Africa will face a fiscal ...
Published: 12 September 2020
Estian Calitz
Policy Bulletin
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
Dialogue
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
Dialogue
Part 2: Financing the budget in the post-Corona world
Matthew delves into what financing the budget deficit in the post-C...
Published: 26 August 2020
Brian Kantor, Matthew Simmonds, Xavier Debrun, Tshepiso Moahloli, Owen Willcox, Mamokete Lijane, Lucio Castro, Ian Stuart
Dialogue
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
Dialogue

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