Recent Publications (2008)

Journal Articles (subsidised)

BLACK PA. Alcohol Taxes versus Preventative Measures: A Theoretical Note. South African Journal of Economics 2008; 75(4) : 607-611.
BOSHOFF WH, FOURIE J. Explaining ship traffic fluctuations at the early Cape settlement 1652-1793. South African Journal of Economic History 2008; 23(1&2) : 1-27.
BOSHOFF WH. Cigarette demand in South Africa over 1996-2006: The role of price, income and health awareness. South African Journal of Economics 2008; 76(1) : 118-131.
BOSHOFF WH. Rethinking ASGISA and the Rand Exchange Rate. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 2008; 11(1) : 113-118.
DE VILLIERS AP, NTSHOE I. Steering the South African higher education sector towards transformation. Perspectives in Education 2008; 26(4) : 1-11.
DU PLESSIS SA, SMIT BW, STURZENEGGER F. Identifying Aggregate Supply and Demand Shocks in South Africa. Journal of African Economies 2008; 17(5) : 765-793.
FIRER C, GILBERT E, MAYTHAM A. Dividend policy in South Africa. INVESTMENT ANALYSTS JOURNAL 2008; 68 : 5-19.
FOURIE J. A note on infrastructure quality in South Africa. Development Southern Africa 2008; 25(4) : 481-494.
HORN PM, JANSEN AI. Improving the success rates of first-year Economics Students by means of a summer school programme - an evaluation. Education As Change 2008; 12(1) : 67-79.
KHAMFULA YA, MLACHILA M, EPHRAIM E. Donor herding and domestic debt crisis. Applied Economics Letters 2007; 14(4) : 299-302.
MCDONALD S, PUNT C, RANTHO L, VAN SCHOOR MP. Cost and benefits of higher tariffs on wheat imports to South Africa. AGREKON 2008; 47(1) : 19-51.
NIEHAUS DJH, DU PLESSIS SA, KOEN L, LATEGAN BH, STEYN J, OOSTHUIZEN PP, WARNICH L, EMSLEY RA. Predictors of abnormal involuntary movement in an African Schizophrenia population . Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2008; 20(3) : 317-326.
THERON NM. The Sasol/Engin (UHAMBO) Merger-foreclosure and white fuel demand growth rates. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 2008; 11(3) : 264-287.
VAN DER BERG S, LOUW M, YU D. Post-transition poverty trends based on an alternative data source. South African Journal of Economics 2008; 76(1) : 58-76.
VON MALTITZ M, VAN DER BERG S, BOOYSEN FLER, BURGER R, DU RAND GP. Using an asset index to assess trends in poverty in seven sub-Saharan African countries. World Development 2008; 36(6) : 1113-1130.

Journal Articles (NON-subsidised)

VAN DER BERG S. How effective are poor schools? Poverty and educational outcomes in South Africa. Studies in Educational Evaluation 2008; 34(3) : 145-154.
VAN DER BERG S. Review of: Cross-national Studies of the Quality of Education: Planning their design and managing their impact. Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education 2008; 38(2) : 247-258.
Proceedings International
VAN DER BERG S, LOUW M. South African student performance in regional context. Investment choices for South African Education, Johannesburg, South Africa, Wits University Press 2008: 49-69.

Chapters in Books

BURGER R, BOOYSEN F LE ROUX, VAN DER BERG S, VON MALTITZ M. Marketable wealth in a poor African country: Wealth accumulation by households in Ghana. In Personal Wealth From a Global Perspective, Oxford, New York, USA, 2008: 248-269.
VAN DER BERG S. Poverty, socioeconomic development and the distribution of income in South Africa: fiscal and social policy issues. In Public Economics for South African students, Oxford University Press, Cape Town, South Africa, 2008: 223-248.

Masters completed

VERWEY LP. Key efficiency and equity aspects of providing basic local services in South Africa. MComm, 2008. 178 pp

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BER Weekly

22 September 2017
In the domestic section we unpack the latest decision by Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). Against expectations for a cut, the MPC decided to keep the policy interest rate unchanged. Additionally, we look at the latest consumer inflation numbers from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), which shows that August...

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BER Weekly

22 September 2017
In the domestic section we unpack the latest decision by Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). Against expectations for a cut, the MPC decided to keep the policy interest rate unchanged. Additionally, we look at the latest consumer inflation numbers from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), which shows that August...

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