Research Publications (2014)

Journal Articles (subsidised)

AGBOR J A, PRICE G N. Does Famine Matter for Aggregate Adolescent Human Capital Acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa?. African Development Review/Revue africaine de developpement 2014; 26(3) : 454-467.

ARON J, CREAMER K, MUELLBAUER J, RANKIN N A. Exchange Rate Pass-Through to consumer prices in South Africa: Evidence from Micro-data. Journal of Development Studies 2014; 50(1) : 165-185.

BELKE A, FREYTAG A, KEIL J, SCHNEIDER F. The credibility of monetary policy announcements: Empirical evidence for OECD countries since the 1960s. International Review of Economics & Finance 2014; 33 : 217-227.

BOSHOFF WH. Market definition as a problem of statistical inference. Journal of Competition Law & Economics 2014; 10(4) : 861-882.

BURGER C, JANSEN AI. Increasing Block Tariff structures as a water subsidy mechanism in South Africa: An exploratory analysis. Development Southern Africa 2014; 31(4) : 553-562.

BURGER RP, VON FINTEL DP. Rising unemployment in a growing economy: A business cycle, generational and life cycle perspective of post-transition South Africa's labour market. Studies in Economics and Econometrics (SEE) 2014; 38(1) : 35-64.

CALITZ E, DU PLESSIS SA, SIEBRITS K. Fiscal sustainability in South Africa: Will History repeat itself?. Studies in Economics and Econometrics (SEE) 2014; 38(3) : 55-78.

CROOKES DJ, DE WITT MP. Is System Dynamics Modelling of relevance to Neoclassical Economists?. South African Journal of Economics/Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Ekonomie 2014; 82(2) : 181-192.

DAS S, GUPTA R, KANDA P T, REID M, TIPOY C K, ZIRIHUN M F. Real interest rate persistence in South Africa: evidence and implications. Economic change and restructuring 2014; 47(1) : 41-62.

DE JONG H, VAN ZANDEN JL. Debates on Industrialisation and Economic Growth in the Netherlands. Tijdschrift Voor Sociale En Economische Geschiedenis 2014; 11(2) : 85-110.

DU PLESSIS SA, FREYTAG A. The adjustment of current account (IM-)Balances in Africa. Studies in Economics and Econometrics (SEE) 2014; 38(3) : 19-38.

DU PLESSIS SA, RIETVELD M. Should inflation targeting be abandoned in favour of nominal income targeting?. Studies in Economics and Econometrics (SEE) 2014; 38(2) : 1-17.

FOURIE J, CILLIERS J. Die huwelikspatrone van Europese setlaars aan die Kaap, 1652-1910. New Contree 2014; 69(1) : 45-70.

FOURIE J, GARDNER L A. The Internationalization of Economic History: A puzzle. Economic History of Developing Regions 2014; 29(1) : 1-14.

FOURIE J, PIRAINO P, MULLER S, CILLIERS J. The transmission of longevity across generations: the case of the settler Cape Colony. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 2014; 35(1) : 105-119.

FOURIE J, ROSS R, VILJOEN R. Literacy at South African Mission Stations. Journal of Southern African Studies 2014; 40(4) : 781-800.

FOURIE J, VON FINTEL DP. Settler skills and colonial development: the Huguenot wine-makers in eighteenth-century Dutch South Africa. Economic History Review 2014; 67(4) : 932-963.

FOURIE J. The Quantitative Cape: A Review of the New Historiography of the Dutch Cape Colony. South African Historical Journal 2014; 66(1) : 142-168.

FREYTAG A, GÃœTH W, KOPPEL H, WANGLER L U. Is regulation by milestones efficiency enhancing? An experimental study of environmental protection. European Journal of Political Economy 2014; 33 : 71-84.

GARDNER L A. The Rise and Fall of Sterling in Liberia, 1847-1943. Economic History Review 2014; 67(4) : 1089-1112.

MARIOTTI M, FOURIE J. The economics of apartheid: An introduction. Economic History of Developing Regions 2014; 29(2) : 113-125.

MARIOTTI M, VAN ZYL D. Policy, Practice and Perception: Reconsidering the efficacy and meaning of statutory job reservation in South Africa, 1956-1979. Economic History of Developing Regions 2014; 29(2) : 197-233.

MAUGHAN-BROWN B, SPAULL N. HIV-Related Discrimination among Grade Six Students in Nine Southern African Countries. PLoS ONE 2014; 9(8) : 1-11.

NDIKUMANA L. Fuite Des capitaux et paradis fiscaux: Impact sur L'investissement et la croissance en Afrique: Capital Flight and Tax Havens: Impact on Investment and Growth in Africa. Revue canadienne d'études du développement/Canadian journal of development studies 2014; 22(2) : 113-141.

SCHÖER V, RANKIN N A, ROBERTS G A. Accessing the first job in a slack labour market: Job matching in South Africa. Journal of International Development 2014; 26(1) : 1-22.

SMIT JP, BUEKENS F, DU PLESSIS SA. Developing the Incentivized Action View of Institutional Reality. Synthese 2014; 191(8) : 1813-1830.

TAYLOR S. Reviewing the language compensation policy in the National Senior Certificate. Perspectives in Education 2014; 32(1) : 124-141.

UCTU R, JAFTA RCC. Bio-entrepreneurship as a bridge between science and business in a regional cluster: South Africa's first attempts. Science and Public Policy 2014; 41(1) : 219-233.

UCTU R, JAFTA RCC. Spinning-off or licensing? The case of academic technology transfer at two South African Universities. Industry and Higher Education 2014; 28(2) : 127-141.

VAN DER BERG S. Inequality, poverty and prospects for redistribution. Development Southern Africa 2014; 31(2) : 197-218.

VAN DER BERG S. The Transition from Apartheid: Social spending shifts preceded political reform. Economic History of Developing Regions 2014; 29(2) : 234-244.

VAN TIELHOF M, VAN ZANDEN JL, VAN GERWEN J, SEEGERS C. Introduction: Economic History in the Netherlands between 1914 and 2014. Tijdschrift Voor Sociale En Economische Geschiedenis 2014; 11(2) : 1-20.

VAN ZANDEN JL, BOLT J. The Maddison Project: collaborative research on historical national accounts. Economic History Review 2014; 67(3) : 627-651.

ZUZE T L. The changing role of teachers in reversing poverty and inequality: Evidence from Botswana. Africagrowth Agenda 2014; 2 : 4-7.

MILLIN T, MILLIN M. Scaffolding academic literacy using the reading to learn intervention: An evaluative study of a tertiary education context in South Africa. Per Linguam: A Journal of Language Learning 2014; 30(3):26-38.

SMIT BW, GROBLER C, NEL C. Sudden stops and current account reversals: Potential Macroeconomic consequences for South Africa. South African Journal of Economics 2014; 82(4):616-627.

Journal Articles (NON-subsidised)


DE VILLIERS AP, NTSHOE I. The political Economy of South African Education: From Liberal to Competence and the Outcomes-Based System. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences 2014; 5(1) : 595-606.

DETTMER B, FREYTAG A, DRAPER P. Air Cargo beyond trade barriers in Africa. Journal of Economic Integration 2014; 29(1) : 95-137.

FREYTAG A. Freiheit als Preis des Sozialen in der Sozialen Marktwirtschaft. Wirtschafts Politische Blätter 2014; 3(4) : 457-465.

FREYTAG A. Streitpunkt Investitionsschutz: Für und Wider des Investitionsschutzes im TTIP-Abkommen. Ifo Schnelldienst 2014; 67(12) : 3-19.

Books

TERREBLANCHE SJ. Western Empires, Christianity, and the Inequalities between the West and the Rest. Penguin Books, Cape Town, South Africa 2014:584 pp.

Chapters in Books


DU PLESSIS SA. Monetary policy in South Africa since 1994. In The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2014: 148-155.

RANKIN N A. Investment climate. In The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2014: 197-216.

VAN DER BERG S, COETZEE M. Proposed impact evaluation of the grade R School Programme in South Africa. In Evaluation Management in South Africa and Africa, Sun Press, South Africa, 2014: 612-620.

VAN ZANDEN JL. Global well-being since 1820. In How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820, OECD, Luxembourg, Netherlands, 2014: 23-36.

VAN ZANDEN JL. Income Inequality since 1820. In How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820, OECD, Luxembourg, Netherlands, 2014: 199-215.

VAN ZANDEN JL. Personal security since 1820. In How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820, OECD, Luxembourg, Netherlands, 2014: 139-158.

Research Reports


SMIT BW. The suitability of the South African National Treasury's macroeconomic model (QMOD) to produce official macroeconomic forecasts and sound policy advice. 2014: 11 pp.

Doctoral completed


GUSTAFSSON M. Education and country growth models. PhD, 2014. 305 pp.

HOLLANDER H. Financial frictions and the business cycle. PhD, 2014. 115 pp.

KOTZE K. The South African Business Cycle and the application of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium models. PhD, 2014. 280 pp.

SIEBRITS K. The influence of fiscal policymaking frameworks on fiscal outcomes: evidence from the European Union. PhD, 2014. 197 pp.

STEINBACH MR. Essays on dynamic macroeconomics. PhD, 2014. 140 pp.

UCTU R. The reconstruction of regional systems of innovation to allow the evolution of the biotechnology industry in non-high technology regions: the case of the Western Cape region in South Africa. PhD, 2014. 233 pp.

VON FINTEL DP. Spatial heterogeneity, generational change and childhood socio-economic status: micro-econometric solutions to South African labour market questions. PhD, 2014. 170 pp.

Masters completed

HELSBY C. Barriers to private housing development in townships in the Western Cape. MComm, 2014. 181 pp.

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Last week, retail and wholesale data was released for the domestic economy. The September growth figures completed the picture for the third quarter. In this regard, the growth in retail sales should support GDP growth in Q3, while a significant contraction in wholesale sales will have the opposite effect. Internationally, economic growth was reported...

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