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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20 June 2022
The key global economic event over the past week was the bigger-than-initially-signalled interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve mid-week. In the lead-up to the Fed meeting, global equity and bond markets were in turmoil as traders started pricing in the possibility of a 75bps instead of a 50bps hike. SA financial markets were not spared from these...

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BER Weekly

20 June 2022
The key global economic event over the past week was the bigger-than-initially-signalled interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve mid-week. In the lead-up to the Fed meeting, global equity and bond markets were in turmoil as traders started pricing in the possibility of a 75bps instead of a 50bps hike. SA financial markets were not spared from these...

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