Keyword: productivity

Competition policy and regulation in digital markets
A 1-day ERSA workshop took place on 30th September  2022 in Stellen...
Published: 23 June 2022
Zubair Patel, Yegnanew Shiferaw, Wihan Marais, Wawa Nkosi, Prince Changole, Petrus Potgieter, Paul Dunn, Megan Friday, Lukasz Grzybowski, Julius Nyamwena, Jan-Louis van Tonder, Grace Nsomba, Elvis K. Avenyo, Dumakude Nxumalo, Alexander Zimper
The effects of technology intensity in manufacturing on CO2 emissions: Evidence from de...
Industrialisation is recognised as important for developing countri...
Published: 15 January 2021
Fiona Tregenna, Elvis K. Avenyo
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
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
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
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
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
Nicola Viegi on the South African economic response to the Coronavirus: policies and pr...
Nicola Viegi, Deputy Director of ERSA, talks with Margaux G on the ...
Published: 8 April 2020
Nicola Viegi
Efficiency of provincial public healthcare in South Africa
Background Forty-nine million people or 83 per cent of the entire p...
Published: 7 February 2020
Goodness C. Aye, Victor Ngobeni, Marthinus C. Breitenbach
Working Paper
Competition and Gender in the Lab vs Field: Experiments from off-grid Renewable Energy ...
We fill the gap by examining how gender attitudes and performance u...
Published: 6 January 2020
Rebecca A. Klege, Rowan P. Clarke, Martine Visser, Manuel F. Barron
Working Paper
Efficiency of South African water utilities: a double bootstrap DEA analysis
Although the efficiency of the water sector has been studied extens...
Published: 17 September 2019
Jugal Mahabir, Johane Dikgang, Celiwe Samkange
Working Paper
Productivity estimates for South Africa from CES production functions
This paper provides estimates of the elasticity of substitution and...
Published: 19 July 2019
Daan Steenkamp
Working Paper
Market Potential, Agglomeration Effects and the Location of French Firms in Africa
This paper informs the debate on the existence of agglomeration eff...
Published: 12 March 2019
Alain P. Bala, Baraka Nafari, Michel Tenikue
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
Policy regime changes and central bank prefernces
This paper establishes whether central bank preferences are related...
Published: 2 July 2018
Samuel Addo
Working Paper
Shaking out or shaking in: The impact of Zimbabwe's economic crisis on the country's ma...
Zimbabwe had one of the world’s worst economic crises from th...
Published: 28 June 2018
Nicholas Masiyandima, Lawrence Edwards
Working Paper
Real Exchange Rate Volatility and Employment Growth in South Africa: The Case of Manufa...
This paper investigates the effect of exchange rate volatility on e...
Published: 2 March 2018
Trust R. Mpofu, Eftychia Nikolaidou
Working Paper
Institutions and Other Determinants of Total Factor Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
The primacy of factors of production, such as labour and capital, o...
Published: 5 October 2017
Olusegun A. Akanbi, David Fadiran
Working Paper
Shaping macroeconomic outcomes
Policy Paper 23 By early 2016, financial market participants had be...
Published: 18 July 2017
Christopher Loewald
Policy Paper
Decomposition of the Technical Efficiency: Pure Technical and Scale Efficiency of the F...
The study investigated the technical efficiency of the commercial b...
Published: 9 June 2017
Sanderson Abel, Alex Bara
Policy Brief
South Africa's real business cycles: The cycle is the trend
It has been argued that business cycles in emerging economies are s...
Published: 14 February 2017
Leroi Raputsoane, Hilary Patroba
Policy Brief
An evaluation of the cost and revenue efficiency of the banking sector in Zimbabwe
The study was meant to evaluate the cost and revenue efficiency of ...
Published: 24 August 2016
Sanderson Abel, Pierre Le Roux
Working Paper
Construction, institutions and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa
The construction sector in developing countries has propelled econo...
Published: 11 July 2016
Jones O. Mensah, Paul Alagidede
Policy Brief
Output Decomposition in the Presence of Input Quality Effects: A Stochastic Frontier Ap...
How do physical capital accumulation and Total Factor Productivity ...
Published: 6 June 2016
Yasmina R. Limam, Stephen M. Miller, Giampaolo Garzarelli
Policy Brief
Foreign Firm Ownership and Productivity Spillovers in the Southern African Development ...
The study uses firm level data from the World Bank Enterprise Surve...
Published: 13 April 2016
John P. Dunne, Nicholas Masiyandima
Working Paper
Estimating South Africa’s Output Gap Potential Growth Rate
This paper estimates the potential output of the South African econ...
Published: 19 February 2016
Johannes W. Fedderke, Daniel K. Mengisteab
Working Paper
Accounting for Productivity Growth: Schumpeterian versus Semi-Endogenous Explanations
In this paper we analyze whether empirical evidence across a range ...
Published: 20 October 2015
Yang Liu, Johannes W. Fedderke
Policy Brief
Accounting for Productivity Growth: Schumpeterian versus Semi-Endogenous Explanantions
This paper examines the nature and sources of productivity growth i...
Published: 15 October 2015
Yang Liu, Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
Globalisation and Conflicts: A Theoretical Approach
This paper is aimed at providing insights into the interplay betwee...
Published: 3 August 2015
Matthew W. Clance, André C. Jordaan, Bonginkosi Mamba
Working Paper
Does Massive Research Funding Work?: Lessons from South Africa
Does research output increase significantly when funding allocation...
Published: 14 April 2015
Johannes W. Fedderke, Marcela Goldschmidt
Policy Brief
Technical and scale efficiency of Tanzanian saving and credit cooperatives
In measuring technical and scale efficiency of Tanzanian Saving and...
Published: 18 March 2015
Nyankomo Marwa, Meshach J. Aziakpono
Working Paper
Mechanism between mining sector and economic growth in Zimbabwe, is it a resource curse?
The study investigates the role of mineral resources in economic de...
Published: 10 February 2015
Nyasha Mahonye, Leonard Mandishara
Working Paper
Exploring Unbalanced Growth in South Africa: Understanding the Sectoral Structure of th...
This paper explores the reasons for the unbalanced growth structure...
Published: 3 October 2014
Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
The spatial persistence of population and wealth during apartheid: comparing the 1911 a...
This article examines the spatial distribution of people and wealth...
Published: 8 September 2014
Waldo F. Krugell
Working Paper
Slave Prices and Productivity in the 18th Century at the Cape of Good Hope: The Winners...
The question about the productivity of slavery is a strongly debate...
Published: 29 October 2013
Ada Jansen, Sophia du Plessis, Dieter von Fintel
Working Paper
The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Efficiency and Productivity of the Banking...
South Africa‘s financial sector is believed to have weathered the c...
Published: 21 January 2013
Sylvanus Ikhide, Andrew Maredza
Working Paper

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