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Competition and Productivity Growth in South Africa

19 September 2012
Publication Type: Working Paper

Using three different panel data sets, we show: (i) that mark-ups are significantly higher in South African manufacturing industries than they are in corresponding industries worldwide; (ii) that competition policy (i.e a reduction of mark-ups) should have largely positive effects on productivity growth in South Africa.

Series title: Working Paper 054
1 August 2007
Journal: 2008, Economics of Transition, 16(4), 741-768
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