Keyword: fiscal policy

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
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
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
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
Gilad Isaacs: Study’s conclusion that a BIG is more pain than gain is not credible
Business Unity SA (Busa), with the support of Business Leadership S...
Published: 10 August 2022
Gilad Isaacs
Business Day
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
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
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
Differential corporate taxation and inter-asset investment distortions in South Africa
South Africa has since the 1990’s actively reformed its corpo...
Published: 18 June 2021
Mashekwa Maboshe, Matthew Stern, Yash Ramkolowan
Working 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
South African Modelling Network Virtual Workshop: Emerging Markets back in the spotligh...
Organizers: Romain Houssa – University of Namur, SAMNET and Nicola ...
Published: 3 May 2021
Romain Houssa, Nicola Viegi
SAMNet Workshop
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
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
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
Taxpayer responsiveness to taxation: Evidence from bunching at kink points of the South...
I apply the bunching methodology to South African administrative ta...
Published: 5 February 2021
Neryvia Pillay Bell
Working Paper
Phases of higher education, tuition grants, and equity-efficiency tradeoff
We study how taxes and alternative higher education subsidies affec...
Published: 28 January 2021
Yoseph Y. Getachew
Working Paper
Relationship between education and households’ electricity-saving behaviour in South Af...
This paper investigates the relationship between the education leve...
Published: 13 January 2021
Kabeya C. Mulamba
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 Biniam Bedasso on managing Public Finances: where does a quarter of the IMF’s Capaci...
In this podcast, ERSA’s host speaks to Dr Biniam Bedasso about Publ...
Published: 21 December 2020
Biniam E. Bedasso
Podcast
Time consistency and economic growth: A case study of South African macroeconomic policy
The numerous diagnostic studies and policy recommendations that exi...
Published: 30 November 2020
Konstantin Makrelov, David Faulkner, Christopher Loewald
Working Paper
Quantitative Easing' and central bank asset purchases in South Africa: A DSGE approach
This paper develops a small open-economy (SOE) dynamic stochastic g...
Published: 30 November 2020
Cobus Vermeulen
Working Paper
South African Macroeconomic Network Virtual Workshop: New Data, New Methods, New Models...
The South African Macroeconomic Network 1st Annual Workshop will ex...
Published: 30 October 2020
Nicola Viegi
SAMNet Workshop
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
The impact of AGOA on export flows from sub-Saharan Africa: A dynamic system GMM analysis
This study seeks to understand the relationship between the United ...
Published: 6 October 2020
Paul Alagidede, Oro Ufuo
Working Paper
How Buoyant Is the South African Tax System? An ARDL Approach
This study aims to scrutinize the responsiveness of the South Afric...
Published: 22 September 2020
Nyasha Mahonye, Baneng Naape
Working Paper
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
Can unconditional cash transfers improve adolescent and young adult education outcomes?
The South African child support grant leads to increased enrolment ...
Published: 23 July 2020
Neryvia Pillay Bell
Policy Brief
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

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