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07/2020: How does South Africa’s Covid-19 response compare globally? A preliminary analysis using the new OxCGRT dataset Downloads
Martin Gustafsson
06/2020: Perseverance, Passion, and Poverty: Examining the association between grit and reading achievement in high-poverty schools Downloads
Heleen Hofmeyr
05/2020: Technology and Welfare - Investigating the relationship between the ownership of technology-based assets and subjective measures of well-being Downloads
Alexander O'Riordan
04/2020: A Forward Guidance Indicator For The South African Reserve Bank: Implementing A Text Analysis Algorithm Downloads
Ruan Erasmus and Hylton Hollander
03/2020: Correspondence between mathematics and mathematical literacy scores: an analysis from 2010 to 2018 Downloads
Grace Bridgman
02/2020: A revised PIRLS 2011 to 2016 trend for South Africa and the importance of analysing the underlying microdata Downloads
Martin Gustafsson
01/2020: Socioeconomic Status and Class Size in South African Secondary Schools Downloads
Timothy Köhler
21/2019: The effectiveness of the counter-cyclical loan-to-value regulation: Generic versus sector-specific rules Downloads
Guangling Liu and Thabang Molise
20/2019: The period effect: the effect of menstruation on absenteeism of school girls in Limpopo Downloads
Chloé Van Biljon and Cobus Burger
19/2019: Performance Beyond Expectations: Academic Resilience in South Africa Downloads
Heleen Hofmeyr
18/2019: Improving payment of traffic fines with financial incentives: Discounts versus penalties Downloads
Sophia Du Plessis, Bjoern Hartig, Ada Jansen and Krige Siebrits
17/2019: The promise of SA-SAMS & DDD data for tracking progression, repetition and drop-out Downloads
Servaas van der Berg, Chris Van Wyk, Rebecca Selkirk, Kate Rich and Nicola Deghaye
16/2019: The case for statecraft in education: The NDP, a recent book on governance, and the New Public Management inheritance Downloads
Martin Gustafsson
15/2019: Sustainable fiscal policy and economic growth in South Africa Downloads
Philippe Burger and Estian Calitz
14/2019: A constrained hierarchical risk parity algorithm with cluster-based capital allocation Downloads
Johann Pfitzinger and Nico Katzke
13/2019: The cost of repetition in South Africa Downloads
Servaas van der Berg, Gabrielle Wills, Rebecca Selkirk, Charles Adams and Chris Van Wyk
12/2019: Machine Learning vs Traditional Forecasting Methods: An Application to South African GDP Downloads
Lisa-Cheree Martin
11/2019: A Review of the South African Reserve Bank’s Financial Stability Policies Downloads
Hylton Hollander and Dawie Van Lill
10/2019: FTSE/JSE Index Migration: Testing for the Index Effect in Stocks Entering and Exiting the Top 40 Downloads
Nico Katzke and Charlotte Van Tiddens
09/2019: Who writes African economic history? Downloads
Johan Fourie
08/2019: The limits of laws: traffic law enforcement in South Africa Downloads
Sophia du Plessis, Ada Jansen and Krige Siebrits
07/2019: Serving God and Mammon: the ‘minerals-railway complex’ and its effects on colonial public finances in the British Cape Colony, 1810-1910 Downloads
Abel Gwaindepi
06/2019: Are the South African fiscal authorities serious about tax base broadening? Downloads
Estian Calitz
05/2019: The big-fish-little-pond effect on grade 9 learners in South Africa Downloads
Chad Fourie and Debra Shepherd
04/2019: Economic Growth and Environmental Degradation: Investigating the existence of the environmental Kuznets curve for local and global pollutants in South Africa Downloads
Timothy Köhler and Martin de Wit
03/2019: Property rights, market access and crop cultivation in Southern Rhodesia: evidence from historical satellite data Downloads
Tawanda Chingozha and Dieter von Fintel
02/2019: Decolonizing with data: The cliometric turn in African economic history Downloads
Johan Fourie and Nonso Obikili
01/2019: “To destroy the settlement of estate”? the Glorious Revolution and estate acts of parliament, 1660–1702 Downloads
Kara Dimitruk
21/2018: Measuring leadership and management and their linkages with literacy in rural and township primary schools in South Africa Downloads
Gabrielle Wills and Servaas van der Berg
20/2018: Demand for education in the five countries of the South African Customs Union – Projections and implications Downloads
Servaas van der Berg and Marizanne Knoesen
19/2018: Sectoral minimum wages in South Africa: disemployment by firm size and trade exposure Downloads
Marlies Piek and Dieter von Fintel
18/2018: Academic Resilience in Challenging Contexts: Evidence From Township and Rural Primary Schools in South Africa Downloads
Gabrielle Wills and Heleen Hofmeyr
17/2018: Media based sentiment indices as an alternative measure of consumer confidence Downloads
Nicolaas Johannes Odendaal and Monique Reid
16/2018: Long-run spatial inequality in South Africa: early settlement patterns and separate development Downloads
Dieter von Fintel
15/2018: How to improve teaching practice? Experimental comparison of centralized training and in-classroom coaching Downloads
Jacobus Cilliers, Brahm Fleisch, Cas Prinsloo and Stephen Taylor
14/2018: Cliometrics in South Africa Downloads
Johan Fourie
13/2018: Instructional leadership and academic performance: Eastern Cape educators’ perceptions and quantitative evidence Downloads
Dumisani Hompashe
12/2018: Using satellite data to track socio-economic outcomes: a case study of Namibia Downloads
Thomas Ferreira
11/2018: Bridging the intention-behavior gap? The effect of plan-making prompts on job search and employment Downloads
Martin Abel, Rulof Burger, Eliana Carranza and Patrizio Piraino
10/2018: Is Basel III counter-cyclical: The case of South Africa? Downloads
Guangling Liu and Thabang Molise
09/2018: Integrating Indicators of Education Quantity and Quality in Six Francophone African Countries Downloads
Adaiah Lilenstein
08/2018: Understanding the sharp primary level enrolment increases beginning in 2011 Downloads
Martin Gustafsson
07/2018: Multidimensional poverty in South Africa in 2001-2016 Downloads
Tina Fransman and Derek Yu
06/2018: Record linkage in the Cape of Good Hope Panel Downloads
Auke Rijpma, Jeanne Cilliers and Johan Fourie
05/2018: Does education enhance productivity in smallholder agriculture? Causal evidence from Malawi Downloads
Thomas Ferreira
04/2018: Bargaining to work: the effect of female autonomy on female labour supply Downloads
Chloé Van Biljon, Dieter von Fintel and Atika Pasha
03/2018: Military technology and sample selection bias Downloads
Johan Fourie, Martine Mariotti and Kris Inwood
02/2018: Which comes first: good governance or prosperity? A historical experiment from the South African Republic and the Orange Free State Downloads
Stan Du Plessis and Sophia du Plessis
01/2018: Home background and schooling outcomes in South Africa: Insights from the National Income Dynamics Study Downloads
Heleen Hofmeyr
17/2017: Rotten apples or just apples and pears? Understanding patterns consistent with cheating in international test data Downloads
Martin Gustafsson and Carol Nuga Deliwe
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