Keyword: economic growth

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
Shedding light on AGOA
This week, after much anticipation, the AGOA Forum was hosted in Na...
Published: 3 November 2023
Gracelin Baskaran, Margaux Giannaros
Podcast
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
Monitoring South Africa’s metropolitan economies: A survey of the data landscape
Discussion Document 13 Disparities in data across different metropo...
Published: 22 May 2023
Dieter von Fintel
Discussion Document
Cities, productivity and Jobs in SA: Problems and potential
Discussion Document 12 Cities contribute to national prosperity bec...
Published: 22 May 2023
Ivan Turok, Justin Visagie
Discussion Document
Place-based economic policies: international lessons for South Africa
Discussion Document 11 Place-based policies are designed to support...
Published: 22 May 2023
Harris Selod, Claus Rabe
Discussion Document
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
Virtual CDE Workshop on SA Cities and Growth
Urban economics has provided powerful insights into how the charact...
Published: 12 December 2022
Workshop
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
Advanced Empirical Methods in Finance and Economics Online Course
This is an advanced course in empirical microeconomic methods in fi...
Published: 11 August 2021
Lucas A. Mariani
Graduate Training
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
Human capital and the timing of the first birth
This paper constructs and partially characterizes the solution of a...
Published: 8 July 2021
Jesse Naidoo
Working 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
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
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
Dr Daan Steenkamp on forecasting GDP: why trucks matter in SA
In our second podcast with Dr Daan Steenkamp, a lead economist at t...
Published: 19 March 2021
Daan Steenkamp
Podcast
Isaah Mhlanga on SA’s Budget Speech: adopting a business-friendly approach
After the challenges raised by Covid-19 and the increasing risks co...
Published: 5 March 2021
Isaah Mhlanga
Podcast
Reigniting economic growth: Lessons from three centuries of data
We estimate that since 1701, South Africa has experienced 163 years...
Published: 1 March 2021
Edward Kerby, Roy Havemann
Working Paper
Dr Filippo Taddei on Structural Reforms in Italy: what can South Africa learn?
After its sovereign debt crisis in 2011, Italy experienced its wors...
Published: 9 December 2020
Filippo Taddei
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
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
A Sequence to Reverse Poverty: Institutions, State Capacity and Human Empowerment
This paper explores the fundamental or deep causes of poverty persi...
Published: 3 September 2020
Sansia Blackmore, Reneé van Eyden
Working Paper
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
A fiscus for better economic and social development in South Africa
After showing that the bulk of government expenditure is unproducti...
Published: 12 August 2020
Francois J. Stofberg, Jan H. van Heerden, Heinrich R. Bohlmann
Working Paper
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
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
Podcast
Chris Loewald on the Monetary Policy response to the Coronavirus pandemic in South Afri...
Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic and an economic downgrade, we speak...
Published: 8 April 2020
Christopher Loewald
Podcast
The persistence of apartheid regional wage disparities in South Africa
Despite the ending of apartheid, regional wage disparities remain p...
Published: 2 April 2020
Lawrence Edwards, Gibson Mudiriza
Working Paper
Inequality in South Africa: what does a composite index of wellbeing reveal?
Policymakers need better information regarding wellbeing inequality...
Published: 18 September 2019
Talita Dalton-Greyling, Stephanié Rossouw
Working Paper
Shaking out or shaking in: The impact of Zimbabwe’s economic crisis on the country’s ma...
Following Zimbabwe’s economic crisis between 1997 and 2009, a...
Published: 29 January 2019
Nicholas Masiyandima, Lawrence Edwards
Policy Brief
Foreign Direct Investment, Sectoral Effects and Economic Growth in Africa
Earlier studies on the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on...
Published: 7 December 2018
Yakubu A. Sare, Eric E. O. Opoku, Muazu Ibrahim
Working Paper

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