Keyword: Quantitative Methods

Nonparametric Workshop in R
This workshop will cover the application of basic nonparametric ker...
Event: 14 August 2023
Call for Application
Applications: Nonparametric Workshop in R
This workshop will cover the application of basic nonparametric ker...
Jeffrey Racine
Call for Application
Advanced Panel Data Econometrics Course
The objective of this course is to discuss the salient issues in th...
Course
Sanctioned quotas vs information provisioning for community wildlife conservation in Zi...
We investigate the behavioural responses of resource users to polic...
Anne-Sophie Crépin, Herbert Ntuli, Edwin Muchapondwa, Caroline Schill
Journal Publication
Does 'price framing' influence empirical estimates in Discrete Choice Experiments: The ...
The approach and survey used to examine non-market value in a state...
Milan Scasny, Lydia Chikumbi
Working Paper
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...
Ermias G. Weldesenbet
Working Paper
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...
Roy Havemann, Rossouw van Jaarsveld, Henk Janse van Vuuren, Daan Steenkamp
Working Paper
Equivalence scales with endogeneity and base independence
This study estimates food budget share equations to calculate house...
Steven F. Koch
Working Paper
Big data forecasting of South African inflation
We investigate whether the use of machine learning techniques and b...
Rulof P. Burger, Neil Rankin, Kevin Kotze, Byron Botha
Working Paper
Measuring and testing a modified version of the South African financial cycle
This study reports on measuring and testing of a Composite Financia...
Paul F. Muzindutsi, Malibongwe C. Nyati, Christian K. Tipoy
Working Paper
‘Learning to export’ and ‘learning to innovate’: Revisiting the relationship between in...
This paper examines the relationship between innovation and export ...
Fiona Tregenna, Elvis K. Avenyo, Kwanele Ngwadleka
Working Paper
Measuring energy poverty in South Africa based on household required energy consumption
Energy poverty is a major concern in most of developing countries w...
Steven F. Koch, Yuxiang Yeú
Working Paper
Time consistency and economic growth: A case study of South African macroeconomic policy
The numerous diagnostic studies and policy recommendations that exi...
Konstantin Makrelov, David Faulkner, Christopher Loewald
Working Paper
On sensitivity of Genetic Matching to the choice of balance measure
This paper considers the sensitivity of Genetic Matching (GenMatch)...
Adeola Oyenubi
Working Paper
The time-varying elasticity of South African electricity demand: 1980–2018
This study estimates the price and income elasticity coefficients o...
Kabelo Masike, Cobus Vermeulen
Working Paper
Prenatal health and weather-related shocks under social safety net policy in Kenya
Exposure to weather shocks around the time of birth has been shown ...
Djiby R. Thiam, Silas Ongudi
Working Paper
Forest commons, vertical integration and smallholder’s saving and investment responses:...
As the result of prohibitively high transaction costs, smallholder ...
Dambala Gelo
Working Paper
Does the choice of balance-measure matter under Genetic Matching?
In applied studies, the influence of balance measures on the perfor...
Martin Wittenberg, Adeola Oyenubi
Working Paper
A financial stress index for South Africa: A time-varying correlation approach
This paper develops a new index of financial market stress for Sout...
Theshne Kisten
Working Paper
Inequality in South Africa: what does a composite index of wellbeing reveal?
Policymakers need better information regarding wellbeing inequality...
Talita Dalton-Greyling, Stephanié Rossouw
Working Paper
Efficiency of South African water utilities: a double bootstrap DEA analysis
Although the efficiency of the water sector has been studied extens...
Jugal Mahabir, Johane Dikgang, Celiwe Samkange
Working Paper
Who benefits from being self-employed in urban Ghana?
The income gap between the self-employed and wage earners is of int...
Adeola Oyenubi
Policy Brief
Quality of life: validation of an instrument and analysis of relationships between dime...
Background The conventional approach to measuring quality of life w...
Talita Dalton-Greyling
Policy Brief
Who benefits from being self-employed in urban Ghana
This paper explores the earnings gap between the self-employed and ...
Adeola Oyenubi
Working Paper
The J–Curve Phenomenon: Evidence from Commodity Trade Between South Africa and the Unit...
Previous studies on the J–curve phenomenon for South Africa have be...
Hammed Amusa, David Fadiran
Working Paper
Quality of life: Validation of an instrument and analysis of relationships between domains
Quality of life (QoL) is now widely recognised as a multidimensiona...
Talita Dalton-Greyling, Fiona Tregenna
Working Paper
Foreign Direct Investment, Sectoral Effects and Economic Growth in Africa
Earlier studies on the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on...
Yakubu A. Sare, Eric E. O. Opoku, Muazu Ibrahim
Working Paper
Skill Shortages as a Barrier to Women’s Start Ups: A Model with Evidence from Eswatini
The shortages of entrepreneurial skills, both perceived and actual,...
Zuzana Brixiová, Thierry Kangoye
Policy Brief
Determinants of tax revenue performance in the Southern African Development Community (...
This paper investigates the determinants of tax revenue performance...
Tendai Gwatidzo, Michael Ade, Jannie Rossouw
Working Paper
Regional disparities in income-independent quality of life in South Africa: convergence...
The purpose of this study is to add to the empirical literature reg...
Trust R. Mpofu, Stephanié Rossouw, Talita Dalton-Greyling
Working Paper
Nonlinearities in Financial Development–Economic Growth Nexus: Evidence from sub–Sahara...
The impact of financial development on economic growth has received...
Paul Alagidede, Muazu Ibrahim
Policy Brief
South African attitudes about nuclear power: The case of the nuclear energy expansion
The objective of our study is to investigate households’ attitudes ...
Nomsa P. Nkosi, Johane Dikgang
Working Paper
Self-selection in migration: The role of unobservable skills of Gauteng’s migrant popul...
The present study sought to investigate self-selection among intern...
Umakrishnan Kollamparambil, Nwabisa Nontenja
Working Paper
The Reaction of Inflation to Macroeconomic Shocks: The Case of Zimbabwe (2009 – 2012)
This paper empirically investigates the reaction of inflation to ma...
William Kavila, Pierre Le Roux
Working Paper
Modelling exchange rate volatility dynamics: Empirical evidence from South Africa
In this paper, we extend the literature on modelling exchange rate ...
Greg Farrell, Cyril May
Working Paper
Capturing the Black Swan: Scenario-Based Asset Allocation with Fat Tails and Non-Linear...
This paper highlights the shortfalls of Modern Portfolio Theory (MP...
Vsevolod I. Gorlach
Working Paper