Publication Type: Working Paper

Tax effort and capacity in developing countries: Unravelling the impact of the informal...
Working paper 889 This study focuses on estimating the tax effort i...
Published: 26 September 2023
Ezekiel Lengaram
Working Paper
Banks’ Physical Footprint and Financial Technology Adoption
Working Paper 888 Do physical bank branches moderate the diffusion ...
Published: 26 September 2023
Bernardo Ricca, Lucas A. Mariani, José Renato H. Ornelas
Working Paper
Possible Welfare Benefits of a Basic Income Support: Evidence from a benefit incidence ...
Working Paper 886 The study investigates the potential welfare effe...
Published: 5 September 2023
Nicky Nicholls, Kehinde O. Omotoso, Eleni Yitbarek, Ramos Mabugu, Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, Carolyn Chisadza
Working Paper
International Lending Channel, Bank Heterogeneity and Capital Inflows (Mis)Allocation
Working Paper 887 This paper explores the role of banks’ heterogene...
Published: 16 August 2023
Silvia Marchesi, Lucas A. Mariani
Working Paper
A review of the strategies adopted between 2015 and 2022 towards two South African loca...
Working Paper 885 This paper reviews combined local and national go...
Published: 30 June 2023
Marius van der Merwe, Stephen G. Hosking
Working Paper
Demographic changes and asset prices in an overlapping generations model
Working Paper 884 We examine the effect of demographic shifts on as...
Published: 6 March 2023
Ghislain H. Demeze-Jouatsa, Frank Riedel, Beatrice D. Simo-Kengne
Working Paper
Sanctioned quotas vs information provisioning for community wildlife conservation in Zi...
We investigate the behavioural responses of resource users to polic...
Published: 2 March 2023
Anne-Sophie Crépin, Herbert Ntuli, Edwin Muchapondwa, Caroline Schill
Journal Publication
Modelling required energy consumption with equivalence
This study proposes an equivalence scale model for required energy ...
Published: 2 December 2022
Yuxiang Ye, Steven F. Koch, Jiangfeng Zhang
Working Paper
Why and how to measure the contribution of South Africa’s ocean economy
This paper articulates why it is important to measure the contribut...
Published: 14 November 2022
Odwa Mtati, Stephen G. Hosking
Working Paper
Local-Currency sovereign risk on South African government bonds
While local-currency bond markets have become a dominant source of ...
Published: 10 November 2022
Mulalo Mamburu
Working Paper
Technical background paper: The macroeconomics of establishing a basic income grant in ...
Working Paper 881 This paper quantifies the effect of fiscal transf...
Published: 16 September 2022
Roy Havemann, Hylton Hollander, Daan Steenkamp
Working Paper
Characteristics of the South African retirement fund industry
Using administrative data, we examine three characteristics of the ...
Published: 11 September 2022
Neryvia Pillay Bell, Johannes W. Fedderke
Working Paper
Import tariff pass-through effect and the spatial distribution of domestic consumer go...
The study of import tariffs pass-through has been observed to be cr...
Published: 28 August 2022
Haroon Bhorat, Everisto Mugocha
Working Paper
Does 'price framing' influence empirical estimates in Discrete Choice Experiments: The ...
The approach and survey used to examine non-market value in a state...
Published: 24 May 2022
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...
Published: 29 April 2022
Ermias G. Weldesenbet
Working Paper
Climate change and child health: A Nigerian perspective
The detrimental effect of climate change on health is becoming an e...
Published: 25 April 2022
Matthew W. Clance, Eleni Yitbarek, Eduard van der Merwe
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...
Published: 24 March 2022
Roy Havemann, Rossouw van Jaarsveld, Henk Janse van Vuuren, Daan Steenkamp
Working Paper
Revisiting the accuracy of inflation forecasts in Nigeria: The oil price-exchange rate-...
Motivated by the distinctive paradoxical nature of the Nigerian eco...
Published: 8 March 2022
Yusuf Yakubua, Ojo Adelakun, Kazeem Isah, Elias Udeaja, Abdulkader C. Mahomedy
Working Paper
Equivalence scales with endogeneity and base independence
This study estimates food budget share equations to calculate house...
Published: 1 March 2022
Steven F. Koch
Working Paper
Big data forecasting of South African inflation
We investigate whether the use of machine learning techniques and b...
Published: 25 February 2022
Rulof P. Burger, Neil Rankin, Kevin Kotze, Byron Botha
Working Paper
Contagion across financial markets during COVID-19: A look at volatility spillovers bet...
The onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and previous...
Published: 8 February 2022
Reneé van Eyden, Goodness C. Aye, Chevaughn van der Westhuizen
Working Paper
Does the uptake of multiple climate smart agriculture practices enhance household savin...
Climate change and variability poses a significant hindrance on agr...
Published: 12 January 2022
Herbert Ntuli, Gibson Mudiriza, Edwin Muchapondwa, Boscow Okumu, Alfred K. Mukong
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...
Published: 5 October 2021
Paul F. Muzindutsi, Malibongwe C. Nyati, Christian K. Tipoy
Working Paper
Government religious preference and intrastate conflict
Understanding the causes and consequences of conflicts continues to...
Published: 26 August 2021
Matthew W. Clance, Eduard van der Merwe, Carolyn Chisadza
Working Paper
Risk and return spillovers in a global model of the Foreign Exchange Network
We developed a network model to capture the dynamic interactions am...
Published: 25 August 2021
Herbert Ntuli, Gibson Mudiriza, Edwin Muchapondwa, Boscow Okumu, Alfred K. Mukong
Working Paper
Household debt and consumption dynamics: A non-developed world view following the financ...
According to recent macroeconomic evidence (Bosch and Koch 2020b; F...
Published: 30 July 2021
Matthew W. Clance, Steven F. Koch, Adél Bosch
Working Paper
Human capital and the timing of the first birth
This paper constructs and partially characterizes the solution of a...
Published: 8 July 2021
Jesse Naidoo
Working 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
Corporate taxation and firm-level investment in South Africa
This paper investigates the responsiveness of firm-level investment...
Published: 15 June 2021
Mashekwa Maboshe
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
‘Learning to export’ and ‘learning to innovate’: Revisiting the relationship between in...
This paper examines the relationship between innovation and export ...
Published: 10 May 2021
Fiona Tregenna, Elvis K. Avenyo, Kwanele Ngwadleka
Working Paper
Transhumant pastoralism, climate change and conflict in Africa
We consider the effects of climate change on seasonally migrant pop...
Published: 7 May 2021
Eoin F. McGuirk, Nathan Nunn
Working Paper
The effect of cigarette price changes on smoking prevalence by gender: The case of Sout...
South Africa successfully reduced smoking prevalence by substantial...
Published: 19 April 2021
Corné van Walbeek, Nicole Vellios, Zachary Gitonga
Working Paper
Income convergence in Southern Africa: A non-linear time-varying coefficients framework
This article investigated income per capita convergence in the Sout...
Published: 14 April 2021
Ntokozo P. Nzimande
Working Paper
Estimates of bank-level funding costs in South Africa
We develop a new dataset of bank-level balance sheets data to estim...
Published: 30 March 2021
Daan Steenkamp, Tim Olds
Working Paper
Understanding the behaviour of house prices and household income per capita in South Af...
Homeownership by the lower and middle-income households is crucial ...
Published: 29 March 2021
Pieter Opperman, Anthanasius F. Tita
Working Paper

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