Policy Briefs

The Policy Brief initiative is aimed at creating a wider audience for the research of the Department of Economics. The policy briefs are intended to be a jargon-free summary of a selection of research studies that are policy-relevant or closely linked to public debates. As a rule, the research would be recent work that is not yet published in a journal or a book.

For any queries regarding a specific policy brief, please contact Ronelle Burger (rburger@sun.ac.za) or the authors of the research.

 

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BER Weekly

18 October 2021
The high-frequency SA activity data for August released last week indicated that activity bounced back from the sharp declines in July. However, on balance, the pace of the August recovery was on the disappointing side. This supports our view that overall GDP likely contracted in 2021Q3. On the global front, inflation dynamics were again in focus with...

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BER Weekly

18 October 2021
The high-frequency SA activity data for August released last week indicated that activity bounced back from the sharp declines in July. However, on balance, the pace of the August recovery was on the disappointing side. This supports our view that overall GDP likely contracted in 2021Q3. On the global front, inflation dynamics were again in focus with...

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