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Johannes W. Fedderke

Dr Johannes Wolfgang Fedderke is an economist and Professor in the School of International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University. His research uses mathematical and econometric modelling to examine the dynamics of economic activity and strategic behavior, with particular reference to the impact of institutions. He is the author of more than 80 peer reviewed journal publications, and over 100 peer reviewed publications. He has served as the Director of several research institutes, as well as Schools of Economics, and was the Founding President of the African Econometrics Society. He has held tenured positions in the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United States. His extensive policy work has been for the World Bank, the African Union, the League of Arab States, the South African Reserve Bank, the South African National Treasury, the Departments of Trade & Industry and Arts, Science & Technology, and the South African Parliament. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cambridge University.

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Characteristics of the South African retirement fund industry
Using administrative data, we examine three characteristics of the ...
Neryvia Pillay Bell, Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
The South African - United States Sovereign Bond Spread and its Association with Macroe...
The yield spread of South African to United States 10 year governme...
Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
Measurement and analysis of the evolution of institutions in Nigeria
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Johannes W. Fedderke, Mare Sarr, David O. Fadiran
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Postliberation Politics: Evidence from Demographic Determinants of South Africa Voting ...
In this paper we examine demographic drivers of South African votin...
Johannes W. Fedderke, Margaux Giannaros
Working Paper
Estimating South Africa's output gap and potential growth rate
The potential output of an economy is an unobservable variable whic...
Johannes W. Fedderke, Daniel K. Mengisteab
Policy Brief
Inflation in South Africa: An Assessment of Alternative Inflation Models
In this paper we examine potential drivers of inflation in South Af...
Johannes W. Fedderke, Yang Liu
Policy Brief
Inflation in South Africa: An Assessment of Alternative Inflation Models
We consider the relative empirical performance of a range of inflat...
Johannes W. Fedderke, Yang Liu
Working Paper
Estimating South Africa’s output gap and potential growth rate
Policy Paper 21 This paper estimates the potential output of the So...
Johannes W. Fedderke, Daniel K. Mengisteab
Policy Paper
Estimating South Africa’s Output Gap Potential Growth Rate
This paper estimates the potential output of the South African econ...
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 ...
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...
Yang Liu, Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
Does Massive Research Funding Work?: Lessons from South Africa
Does research output increase significantly when funding allocation...
Johannes W. Fedderke, Marcela Goldschmidt
Policy Brief
Exploring Unbalanced Growth in South Africa: Understanding the Sectoral Structure of th...
This paper explores the reasons for the unbalanced growth structure...
Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
Art in Africa: Market Structure and Pricing Behavior in the South African Fine Art Auct...
In contrast to the international market in major centers such as Ne...
Kaini Li, Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
Diagnosing Deep Roots of Development: Genetic, Disease and Environmental Factors
We examine the association between indicators of real GDP per capit...
Valerio Napolioni, Robert E. Klitgaard, Johannes W. Fedderke, James P. MacMurray
Working Paper
Are Justices of the US Supreme Court Islands Unto Themselves? Examining external influe...
This paper examines whether the voting behavior of Supreme Court ju...
Marco Ventoruzzo, Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
Does Massive Funding Support of Researchers Work?: Evaluating the Impact of the South A...
Does knowledge and innovation need to come with a big price tag? Th...
Johannes W. Fedderke, M. Velez
Working Paper
Promotion and Relegation between Country Risk Classes as Maintained by Country Risk Rat...
Credit rating agency assessments of sovereign risk bear weak statis...
Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
The Productivity Impact of Infrastructure in Turkey, 1987 - 2006
This paper explores the impact of some key infrastructure measures ...
Johannes W. Fedderke, T. E. Kaya
Working Paper
Competition, Industrial structure and Economic Growth
This paper takes as its starting point established findings on indu...
Abieyuwa Ohonba, Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
Sustainable growth in South Africa
Policy Paper 20 This paper considers a range of evidence surroundin...
Johannes W. Fedderke
Policy Paper
Infrastructure development and economic growth in South Africa: A review of the accumul...
Policy Paper 12 This paper provides a broad overview of the relatio...
Johannes W. Fedderke, Rob Garlick
Policy Paper
International benchmarking of South Africa’s infrastructure performance
Policy Paper 07 The paper provides a first systematic, comprehensiv...
Johannes W. Fedderke, Željko Bogetic
Policy Paper
Fiscal incentives for research and development
Policy Paper 03 It is often argued that since the social return to ...
Bruce G. Teubes, Johannes W. Fedderke
Policy Paper
From chimera to prospect: South African sources of and constraints on long-term growth,...
Policy Paper 01 The paper takes stock of South Africa’s past growth...
Johannes W. Fedderke
Policy Paper
The Objectivity of National Research Foundation Peer Review Based Ratings in South Africa
This paper examines the strength of association between the outcome...
Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
The Cost of Rigidity: The Case of the South African Labor Market
The South African labor market has been characterized by high and p...
Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
Measuring Institutions: Indicators of Political and Economic Institutions in Namibia: 1...
This paper presents a database on institutional measures for Namibi...
Bernhard P. Zaaruka, Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
What Price the Court of St. James? Political Influences on Ambassadorial Postings of th...
This paper explores the appointment of career diplomats and politic...
Dennis Jett, Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
Indicators of Political and Economic Institutions in Tanzania: 1884 - 2008
This paper is part of series of studies focusing on the measurement...
Bernhard P. Zaaruka, Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
Heterogeneity Happens: How Rights Matter in Economic Development
The paper examines how much governance matters for long run economi...
Kamil Akramov, Robert E. Klitgaard, Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
Economies of Scale and Pension Fund Plans: Evidence from South Africa
The focus of this paper is on the presence of economies of scale in...
Albert Touna-Mama, Johannes W. Fedderke, Neryvia Pillay Bell
Working Paper
Alternative indices of political freedoms, property rights, and political instability f...
This paper presents new institutional measures for Zambia. Coverage...
Johannes W. Fedderke, Farayi Gwenhamo, I. Lourenco
Working Paper
How Does Colonial Origin Matter for Economic Performance in sub-Saharan Africa?
This paper investigates the channels through which colonial origin ...
Johannes W. Fedderke, Julius A. Agbor, Nicola Viegi
Working Paper
A theory of colonial goverance
This paper considers conditions of optimality in a co-optive strate...
Johannes W. Fedderke, Julius A. Agbor, Nicola Viegi
Working Paper
Measuring Institutions: Indicators of Political Rights, Property Rights and Political I...
This paper aims to construct a new set of institutional indicators ...
Johannes W. Fedderke, Julia Garlick
Working Paper

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