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South African Journal of Economics

1933 - 2019

Current editor(s): Philip A. Black

From Economic Society of South Africa
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Volume 87, issue 1, 2019

The Impact of Political Competition on Economic Growth: Evidence from Municipalities in South Africa pp. 3-21 Downloads
Nonso Obikili
Why Do Property‐Liability Insurers Destroy Liquidity? Evidence from South Africa pp. 22-45 Downloads
Abdul Latif Alhassan and Nicholas Biekpe
Financial Openness and Aid for Trade in Developing Countries pp. 46-64 Downloads
Sèna Kimm Gnangnon
Valuation of the Quality Attributes of Online Banking Services by Small and Medium Enterprises Engaged in International Trade pp. 65-81 Downloads
Parvaneh Shahnoori and Glenn Jenkins

Volume 86, issue S1, 2018

Introduction: Firm Level Analysis With Administrative Data pp. 3-5 Downloads
Channing Arndt, Rob Davies, Elizabeth Gavin and Landon Mcmillan
Introduction to the South African Revenue Service and National Treasury Firm‐Level Panel pp. 6-39 Downloads
Duncan Pieterse, Elizabeth Gavin and C. Friedrich Kreuser
Total Factor Productivity in South African Manufacturing Firms pp. 40-78 Downloads
Carl Friedrich Kreuser and Carol Newman
Importing and Firm Export Performance: New Evidence from South Africa pp. 79-95 Downloads
Lawrence Edwards, Marco Sanfilippo and Asha Sundaram
Understanding Manufactured Exporters at the Firm‐Level: New Insights from Using SARS Administrative Data pp. 96-119 Downloads
Marianne Matthee, Neil Rankin, Tasha Webb and Carli Bezuidenhout
Markups and Concentration in South African Manufacturing Sectors: An Analysis with Administrative Data pp. 120-140 Downloads
Johannes Fedderke, Nonso Obikili and Nicola Viegi
Job Flows, Worker Flows and Churning in South Africa pp. 141-166 Downloads
Andrew Kerr
New Data, New Approaches and New Evidence: A Policy Synthesis pp. 167-178 Downloads
Channing Arndt

Volume 86, issue 4, 2018

Cash Transfers and Food Security in Sub‐Saharan Africa pp. 383-400 Downloads
Francesco Burchi, Giorgio d’Agostino, Luca Pieroni and Margherita Scarlato
Evaluating South African Fiscal and Monetary Policy Trade‐offs Using a Wavelet‐Based Model pp. 401-427 Downloads
Patrick Crowley and David Hudgins
Financial Innovation and Money Demand: Evidence from Sub‐Saharan Africa pp. 428-448 Downloads
John Dunne and Elizabeth Kasekende
Is the Relationship Between Remittances and Political Institutions Monotonic? Evidence from Developing Countries pp. 449-467 Downloads
Kevin Williams
An Investigation of Multidimensional Energy Poverty among South African Low‐income Households pp. 468-487 Downloads
Sylvia Olawumi Israel‐Akinbo, Jeanette Snowball and Gavin Fraser

Volume 86, issue 3, 2018

Exiting from Fragility in Sub‐Saharan Africa: The Role of Fiscal Policies and Fiscal Institutions pp. 271-307 Downloads
Corinne Deléchat, Ejona Fuli, Dafina Mulaj, Gustavo Ramirez and Rui Xu
Do Monetary Policy Announcements Affect Exchange Rate Returns and Volatility of Returns? Some Evidence from High‐Frequency Intra‐Day South African Data pp. 308-338 Downloads
Cyril May, Greg Farrell and Jannie Rossouw
Has the Exchange Rate Pass‐Through changed in South Africa? pp. 339-360 Downloads
Alain Kabundi and Asi Mbelu
Macroeconomic Uncertainty in South Africa pp. 361-380 Downloads
Chris Redl

Volume 86, issue 2, 2018

Dynamics of Child Malnutrition in Rural and Small‐Town Ethiopia pp. 127-152 Downloads
Ilana Seff, Sarah Baird and Dean Jolliffe
Incentivising the Social Discounting Task: A Laboratory Experiment pp. 153-172 Downloads
Frederik Booysen, Alistair Munro, Sevias Guvuriro, Tshepo Moloi and Celeste Campher
Re‐Examining the Role of Structural Change and Nonlinearities in a Phillips Curve Model for South Africa pp. 173-196 Downloads
Kevin Nell
Inflation in South Africa: An Assessment of Alternative Inflation Models pp. 197-230 Downloads
Johannes Fedderke and Yang Liu
Female Economic Participation with Information and Communication Technology Advancement: Evidence from Sub‐Saharan Africa pp. 231-246 Downloads
Uchenna R. Efobi, Belmondo V. Tanankem and Simplice Asongu
Total Factor Productivity Convergence in Developing Countries: Role of Technology Diffusion pp. 247-262 Downloads
Khoula Maryam and Zainab Jehan
Sampie Terreblanche (17 April 1933–17 February 2018): Afrikaner Political Economist who Spoke Truth to Power to both the NP and ANC pp. 263-267 Downloads
Christelle Terreblanche

Volume 86, issue 1, 2018

Occupational Mobility during South Africa's Industrial Take‐Off pp. 3-22 Downloads
Jeanne Cilliers and Johan Fourie
Social Transfer Benefits and Retirement Decisions: Evidence from South Africa pp. 23-52 Downloads
Steve Muchiri and John Garen
Macroeconomic Effects of Commodity Price Shocks in a Low‐income Economy: The Case of Tobacco in Malawi pp. 53-75 Downloads
Bertha Bangara and John Dunne
Unemployment in Africa: A Fractional Integration Approach pp. 76-81 Downloads
Guglielmo Maria Caporale and Luis Alberiko Gil‐Alana
Systemic Risks Spillovers and Interdependence among Stock Markets: International Evidence with Covar‐Copulas pp. 82-112 Downloads
Gideon Boako and Paul Alagidede
Post‐Truth,” “Alternative Facts” and “Fakenomics pp. 113-124 Downloads
Gavin Keeton

Volume 85, issue 4, 2017

The Impact of Health on Labour Force Participation in South Africa pp. 481-490 Downloads
Chijioke Nwosu and Ingrid Woolard
Income and Price Elasticities of Demand in South Africa: An Application of the Linear Expenditure System pp. 491-514 Downloads
Rulof Burger, Lodewicus Charl Coetzee, Carl Friedrich Kreuser and Neil Rankin
Estimating the Size and Impact of Affirmative Action in Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Cape Town pp. 515-532 Downloads
Andrew Kerr, Patrizio Piraino and Vimal Ranchhod
Is Poverty in the African DNA (Gene)? pp. 533-552 Downloads
Simplice Asongu and Oasis Kodila-Tedika
Remittance, Institutions and Investment Volatility Interactions: An Intercontinental Analysis pp. 553-569 Downloads
Kazeem B. Ajide, Oluwatosin Adeniyi and Ibrahim D. Raheem
Financial Development, Growth Volatility and Information Asymmetry in Sub†Saharan Africa: Does Law Matter? pp. 570-588 Downloads
Muazu Ibrahim and Paul Alagidede
Obituary: Prof Johannes Anthonie (Jan) Lombard: 1925–2017 pp. 589-591 Downloads
Jannie Rossouw and Raymond Parsons

Volume 85, issue 3, 2017

Tax(i)ing the Poor? Commuting Costs in South African Cities pp. 321-340 Downloads
Andrew Kerr
Peer Networks and Tobacco Consumption in South Africa pp. 341-367 Downloads
Alfred Mukong
The Effectiveness of aid in Improving Regulations: An Empirical Assessment pp. 368-385 Downloads
Matthias Busse, Ruth Hoekstra and Robert Darko Osei
Enhancing Industrial Cluster Formation Through the Realistic Export Opportunities of the TRADE-DSM pp. 386-404 Downloads
Noleen Pisa, Wilma Viviers and Riaan Rossouw
Impact of Macroeconomic Announcements on Foreign Exchange Volatility: Evidence from South Africa pp. 405-429 Downloads
Tseke Maserumule and Paul Alagidede
Transmission of China's Shocks to the BRIS Countries pp. 430-454 Downloads
Mustafa Çakır and Alain Kabundi
Monetary Policy Implementation and Volatility Transmission Along the Yield Curve: The Case of Kenya pp. 455-478 Downloads
C. Emre Alper, R. Armando Morales and Fan Yang

Volume 85, issue 2, 2017

Estimating South Africa's Output Gap and Potential Growth Rate pp. 161-177 Downloads
Johannes Fedderke and Daniel K. Mengisteab
Genuine Wealth Per Capita as a Measure of Sustainability and the Negative Impact of Corruption on Sustainable Growth in Sub-Sahara Africa pp. 178-195 Downloads
Joseph Ato Forson, Ponlapat Buracom, Guojin Chen and Theresa Yaaba Baah-Ennumh
Evaluating South Africa's Open Economy pp. 196-221 Downloads
Yashvir Algu and Kenneth Creamer
Concepts and Measures of Saving: Selected Issues for South Africa pp. 222-241 Downloads
Anna Orthofer
User Fee Abolition and the Demand for Public Health Care pp. 242-258 Downloads
Steven Koch
Hiring and Separation Rates Before and after the Arab Spring in the Tunisian Labour Market pp. 259-278 Downloads
Almas Heshmati, Ilham Haouas, Kazi Sohag and Muhammad Shahbaz
Wages and Wage Inequality in South Africa 1994–2011: Part 1 – Wage Measurement and Trends pp. 279-297 Downloads
Martin Wittenberg
Wages and Wage Inequality in South Africa 1994–2011: Part 2 – Inequality Measurement and Trends pp. 298-318 Downloads
Martin Wittenberg

Volume 85, issue 1, 2017

Are Determinants of Portfolio Flows Always the Same? - South African Results from a Time Varying Parameter Var Model pp. 3-27 Downloads
Haakon Kavli and Nicola Viegi
Assessing Nonlinear Dynamics of Central Bank Reaction Function: The Case of Mozambique pp. 28-51 Downloads
Gerson Nhapulo and João Nicolau
Asset Price Bubbles: Existence, Persistence and Migration pp. 52-67 Downloads
Jose Gomez-Gonzalez, Jair Ojeda-Joya, Juan P. Franco and Jhon Torres
The Macroeconomics Effects of Government Spending Under Fiscal Foresight pp. 68-85 Downloads
Charl Jooste and Ruthira Naraidoo
Equity, Bonds, Institutional Debt and Economic Growth: Evidence from South Africa pp. 86-97 Downloads
Ashenafi Beyene Fanta and Daniel Makina
The Invisible Hand of Rain in Spending: Effect of Rainfall-Driven Agricultural Income on Per Capita Expenditure in Ghana pp. 98-122 Downloads
Eric Akobeng
Impact of Malaria Control on Late and Early Infant Mortality in Senegal pp. 123-137 Downloads
Rayner Tabetando and Aloysius Mom Njong
Examining the Performance of the South African Economics Departments, 2005-2014 pp. 138-158 Downloads
Derek Yu, Atoko Kasongo and Mariana Moses
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