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10/2021: The Bureau for Economic Research's inflation expectations surveys: Know your data Downloads
Monique Reid and Pierre Siklos
09/2021: Stunting, double orphanhood and unequal access to public services in democratic South Africa Downloads
Grace Bridgman and Dieter Von Fintel
08/2021: Voting and protest tendencies associated with changes in service delivery Downloads
Tina Fransman
07/2021: An In-Depth Investigation into the Relationship Between Municipal Solid Waste Generation and Economic Growth in the City of Cape Town Downloads
Carmen Van der Merwe and Martin De Wit
06/2021: A machine learning approach to domain specific dictionary generation. An economic time series framework Downloads
Hanjo Odendaal
05/2021: Disability support and accessibility in ordinary schools in South Africa Downloads
Nicola Deghaye
04/2021: Negative Item Response Bias in Education-Based Surveys - a Factor Modelling Approach Downloads
Alexander O’Riordan
03/2021: Better enforcement is essential, but may be inadequate: Findings of a survey on the factors affecting payment of speeding fines in Cape Town, South Africa Downloads
Jason Bantjes, Sophia Du Plessis, Ada Jansen and Franz Siebrits
02/2021: Efficiency of tax revenue administration in Africa Downloads
Onesmo Kaiya Mackenzie
01/2021: Learner flow through patterns in the Western Cape using CEMIS datasets from 2007 to 2019: A longitudinal cohort analysis Downloads
Chris Van Wyk
25/2020: Hunger in South Africa during 2020: Results from Wave 2 of NIDS-CRAM Downloads
Grace Bridgman, Servaas van der Berg and Leila Patel
24/2020: The impact of the Coronavirus and lockdown on children's welfare in South Africa: Evidence from NIDS-CRAM Wave 1 Downloads
Servaas van der Berg, Linda Zuze and Grace Bridgman
23/2020: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting educational quality in South Africa? Evidence to date and future risks Downloads
Martin Gustafsson and Carol Nuga Deliwe
22/2020: Household resource flows and food poverty during South Africa’s lockdown: Short-term policy implications for three channels of social protection Downloads
Gabrielle Wills, Servaas van der Berg, Leila Patel and Bokang Mpeta
21/2020: The gendered effects of the ongoing lockdown and school closures in South Africa: Evidence from NIDS-CRAM Waves 1 and 2 Downloads
Daniela Casale and Debra Shepherd
20/2020: Schools in the time of COVID-19: Possible implications for enrolment, repetition and dropout Downloads
Servaas van der Berg, Chris Van Wyk and Rebecca Selkirk
19/2020: Chronic child poverty and health outcomes in South Africa using a multidimensional poverty measure Downloads
Marisa von Fintel and Ronelle Burger
18/2020: Safer Spaces: The impact of a reduction in road fatalities on the life expectancy of South Africans Downloads
Liliana de Abreu and Anke Hoeffler
17/2020: South Africa’s Pro-Girl Gap in PIRLS and TIMSS: How Much Can Be Explained? Downloads
Heleen Hofmeyr
16/2020: Analysing matric data to identify 'promising' schools in mathematics performance Downloads
Debra Shepherd and Servaas van der Berg
15/2020: Covid-19, economic growth and South African fiscal policy Downloads
Philippe Burger and Estian Calitz
14/2020: The settlers of South Africa and the expanding frontier Downloads
Johan Fourie
13/2020: Better measures of progress: Developing reliable estimates of educational access and quality in Francophone sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Adaiah Lilenstein
12/2020: The causes and consequences of the 1918 influenza in South Africa Downloads
Daniel de Kadt, Johan Fourie, Jan Greyling, Elie Murard and Johannes Norling
11/2020: Long and short-distance internal migration motivations in post-apartheid Namibia: a gravity model approach Downloads
Eldridge Moses
10/2020: Causes of haze and its health effects in Singapore: a replication study Downloads
Jan Kiviet
09/2020: Instrument-free inference under confined regressor endogeneity; derivations and applications Downloads
Jan Kiviet
08/2020: Are South Africa’s teachers among the best paid in the world? Using household assets as a proxy for monetary pay Downloads
Martin Gustafsson and Tsekere Maponya
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 Franz 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 Franz 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
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