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Manoel Bittencourt

Manoel Bittencourt is an extraordinary professor of economics at the University of Pretoria and a fellow of the Economic Research Department at the South African Reserve Bank. He is also affiliated with the universities of Goettingen, Heidelberg and Oxford and his areas of research are growth and development economics. He focuses on the role of political-regime characteristics on government size, macroeconomic performance, and public goods provision, and in the determinants of democracy. He has also studied the determinants of fertility rates within unified growth theory.

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Trade Openness and Fertility Rates in Africa: Panel Data Evidence
We study the effect of trade openness on fertility rates in fifty A...
Matthew W. Clance, Yoseph Y. Getachew, Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Public Infrastructure Provision and Ethnic Favouritism: Evidence from South Africa
Does ethnic favouritism in administrative governments affect public...
Leoné Walters, Manoel Bittencourt, Carolyn Chisadza
Working Paper
Globalisation and Conflict: Evidence from sub Saharan Africa
This study contributes to the conflict literature by investigating ...
Manoel Bittencourt, Carolyn Chisadza
Policy Brief
The Fertility Transition: Panel Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
In this paper, we investigate the theoretical linkage between vario...
Manoel Bittencourt, Carolyn Chisadza
Policy Brief
Globalisation and Conflict: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
Stephen Pinker (2011) advances that various forms of violence such ...
Carolyn Chisadza, Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
The Fertility Transition: Panel Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
We investigate the effects of different socioeconomic indicators on...
Manoel Bittencourt, Carolyn Chisadza
Policy Brief
Is Democracy Eluding Sub-Saharan Africa?
This paper analyses the modernisation hypothesis in the sub-Saharan...
Manoel Bittencourt, Carolyn Chisadza
Working Paper
Democracy and Education: Evidence from the Southern African Development Community
In this paper I investigate whether democracy in the Southern Afric...
Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Primary Education and Fertility Rates in Southern Africa: Evidence from Before the Demo...
I investigate whether primary school completion has played any role...
Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Education and Fertility: Panel Time-Series Evidence from Southern Africa
In this paper I investigate whether secondary school enrollment has...
Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Inflation and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Southern African Development Countries
In this paper we investigate the role of inflation rates in determi...
Reneé van Eyden, Monaheng Seleteng, Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Inflation and Economic Growth in the SADC: Some Panel Time-Series Evidence
In this paper we investigate the role of inflation rates in determi...
Reneé van Eyden, Monaheng Seleteng, Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Evolution of Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism in Malawi: A TVP-VAR with Stochasti...
This paper investigates the evolution of monetary transmission mech...
Manoel Bittencourt, Chance Mwabutwa, Nicola Viegi
Working Paper
Economic Growth and Inequality: Evidence from the Young Democracies of South America
We investigate in this paper whether income growth has played any r...
Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Monetary Policy Response to Foreign Aid in an Estimated DSGE Model of Malawi
This paper estimates a Bayesian Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibr...
Manoel Bittencourt, Chance Mwabutwa, Nicola Viegi
Working Paper
Yet Another Look at the Modernisation Hypothesis: Evidence from South America
We investigate in this paper whether the exogenous version of the m...
Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Determinants of Government and External Debt: Evidence from the Young Democracies of So...
We investigate in this paper what are the main determinants of gove...
Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Young Democracies and Government Size: Evidence from South America
We investigate in this paper the hypothesis that when democracies a...
Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Financial Reforms and Consumption Behaviour in Malawi
The purpose of the study is to examine whether financial reforms im...
Manoel Bittencourt, Chance Mwabutwa, Nicola Viegi
Working Paper
Financial Development and Economic Growth in Latin America: Is Schumpeter Right?
In this paper we investigate the role of financial development, or ...
Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Democracy, Populism and Hyperinflation(s): Some Evidence from Latin America
We test for the populist view of inflation in Latin America between...
Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Macroeconomic performance and inequality: Brazil 1983-1994
We examine how poor macroeconomic performance, mainly in the role o...
Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper
Inflation and Financial Development: Evidence from Brazil
We examine the impact of inflation on financial development in Braz...
Manoel Bittencourt
Working Paper

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