2016

Journal Articles (subsidised)

ABAD L A, VAN ZANDEN JL. Growth under Extractive Institutions? Latin American Per Capita GDP in Colonial Times. Journal of economic history 2016; 76(4):1182-1215.

BJORNSKOV C, FREYTAG A. An offer you can't refuse: murdering journalists as an enforcement mechanism of corrupt deals. Public choice 2016; 167(n/a):221-243.

BREDENKAMP C, BUISMAN L. Financial protection from health spending in the Philippines: policies and progress. Health policy and planning: a journal on health in development 2016; 31:919-927.

BROADBERRY S, GARDNER LA. Economic Development in Africa and Europe: Reciprocal Comparisons. Revista de Historia Economica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History 2016; 34(1):11-37.

BURGER P, CALITZ E, SIEBRITS FK. Fiscal consolidation and the public sector balance sheet in South Africa. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS 2016; 84(4):501-519.

BURGER R, RANCHOD S, ROSSOUW L, SMITH AM. Strengthening the measurement of quality of care. South African Health Review 2016; 2016(1):191-200.

CALITZ E, FOURIE J. The Historically High Cost of Tertiary Education in South Africa. Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies 2016; 43(1):149-154.

CALITZ E, SIEBRITS FK, STUART IC. Enhancing the accuracy of Fiscal Projections in South Africa. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences  2016; 19(3):330-343.

CARMICHAEL S G, DE MOOR T, DE PLEIJT A, VAN ZANDEN JL. The European Marriage Pattern and Its Measurements. Journal of economic history 2016; 76(1):196-204.

CARMICHAEL S G, DILLI S , VAN ZANDEN JL. Introduction: Family Systems and Economic Development. Economic history of developing regions 2016; 31(1):1-9.

DINKELMAN T, MARIOTTI GM. The Long-Run effects of Labor Migration on Human Formation in Communities of Origin. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2016; 8(4):1-35.

DU PLESSIS SWF, FOURIE J. "'n Droewige laslap op die voos kombers van onreg": 'n Statistiese analise van konsentrasiekampbewoners. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe 2016; 56(4-2):1179-1199.

EDWARDS L, RANKIN NA. Is Africa integrating? Evidence from product markets. Journal of International Trade & Economic Development 2016; 25(2):266-289.

ERASMUS M, THERON NM. Market Concentration Trends in South Africa's Private Healthcare Market. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences  2016; 19(1):53-63.

FOURIE J, ROSSELLO J, SANTANA-GALLEGO M. Which god is good for tourism?. Tourism economics 2016; 22(1):163-169.

FOURIE J. The Data Revolution in African Economic History. Journal of interdisciplinary history 2016; XLVII(2):193-212.

FRANKEMA E, GREEN EO, HILLBOM E. Endogenous processes of colonial settlement. The success and failure of European settler farming in Sub-Saharan Africa. Revista de Historia Economica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History 2016; 34(2):237-265.

GARBERS CF, KATZKE NF. Do long memory and asymmetries matter when assessing return risk?. Investment Analysts Journal 2016; 45(3):123-148.

HOLLANDER H, LIU G. Credit spread variability in the U.S. business cycle: The Great Moderation versus the Great Recession. JOURNAL OF BANKING & FINANCE 2016; 67:37-52.

HOLLANDER H, LIU G. The equity price channel in a New-Keynesian DSGE model with financial frictions and banking. Economic modelling 2016; 52:375-389.

JEDWAB R, MORADI A. The permanent effects of Transportation Revolutions in poor countries: Evidence from Africa. Review of economics and statistics 2016; 98(2):268-284.

KEMP JH, SMIT BW. Estimating and explaining changes in potential growth in South Africa. Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics Tydskrif vir Studies in Ekonomie en Ekonometrie 2016; 40(3):21-38.

KOTZÉ J, SPAULL NA. Starting behind and staying behind in South Africa. The case of insurmountable learning deficits in mathematics. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2015; 41(n/a):12-24.

MATTHEE M, FAROLE T, NAUGHTIN TL, RANKIN NA. South African exporters and the global crisis: intensive margin shock, extensive margin hangover. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS 2016; 84(2):183-198.

NDIKUMANA L. Causes and Effects of Capital Flight from Africa: Lessons from Case Studies. African development review/Revue africaine de developpement 2016; 28(S1):2-7.

PICKBOURN L, NDIKUMANA L. The Impact of the Sectoral Allocation of Foreign Aid on Gender Inequality. Journal of international development 2016; 28(1):396-411.

PIERDZIOCH C, REID MB, GUPTA R. Forecasting the South African inflation rate: On asymmetric loss and forecast rationality. Economic systems 2016; 40(1):82-92.

PIERDZIOCH C, REID MB, GUPTA R. Inflation forecasts and forecaster herding: Evidence from South African survey data. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 2016; 62:42-50.

SMIT JP, BUEKENS F, DU PLESSIS S. Cigarettes, dollars and bitcoins-an essay on the ontology of money. Journal of Institutional Economics 2016; 12(2):327-347.

SMIT JP, BUEKENS F, DU PLESSIS SA. The Incentivized Action View of Institutional Facts as an Alternative to the Searlean View: A Response to Butchard and D'Amico. Philosophy of the social sciences 2016; 46(1):44-55.

SMITH AM, BURGER R, CLAASSENS MM, AYLES H, GODFREY-FAUSETT P, BEYERS N. Health care workers’ gender bias in testing could contribute to missed tuberculosis among women in South Africa. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASE 2016; 20(3):350-356.

SPAULL NA, DRAPER K. Examining oral reading fluency among rural Grade 5 English Second Language (ESL) learners in South Africa: An analysis of NEEDU 2013. South African journal of childhood education 2015; 5(2):44-77.

SPAULL NA. Accountability and capacity in South African Education. Education As Change 2015; 19(3):113-142.

TAYLOR SGS, VON FINTEL M. Estimating the impact of language of instruction in South African primary schools: A fixed effects approach. ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW 2016; 50:75-89.

VAN DER BERG S, SHEPHERD DL. Continuous assessment and matriculation examination marks - an empirical examination. South African journal of childhood education 2015; 2(5):78-94.

VENKAT H, SPAULL NA. What do we now about primary teachers' mathematical content knowledge in South Africa? An analysis of SACMEQ 2007. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2015; 41:121-130.

VON FINTEL DP, POSEL D. Errors in Recalling Childhood Socio-economic Status: The Role of Anchoring and Household Formation in South Africa. Social indicators research 2016; 126:119-140.

WILLS G. Principal leadership changes and their consequences for school performance in South Africa. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2016; 51:108-124.

Books

KAISER K, BREDENKAMP C, IGLESIAS R I. Sin Tax Reform in the Philippines: Transforming Public Finance, Health and Governance for More Inclusive Development. World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA 2016:119 pp.

Research Reports

LOOTS L, KRUGER D, SMIT BW, MALILA H, MEYER W, ROSS D. A report on certain aspects of the relocation of two casino licences into the Cape Metropolitan area and matters incidental thereto. 2016: 35 pp.

LOOTS L, SLABBER GM, VENTER JLC, KRUGER D, EVANS M, SMIT BW, MALILA H, MEYER W, ROSS D. An update of certain aspects of the 2010 Bureau of Economic Research report on casino exclusivity and a report on the viability of the relocation of two casino licences into the Cape metropolitan area and matters incidental thereto. 2016: 63 pp.

SLABBER GM, BINGE LH, VENTER JLC. The case for corporate social investment in South Africa. 2016: 43 pp.

Doctoral completed

BURGER JW. A Structural Approach to Modelling South African Labour Market Decisions. PhD, 2016. 107 pp. Promotor: VAN DER BERG S.

CILLIERS JA. A Demographic History of Settler South Africa. PhD, 2016. 149 pp. Promotor: FOURIE J.

GONDWE AS. An empirical analysis of poverty, inequality and the labour market in Malawi. PhD, 2016. 165 pp. Promotor: VAN DER BERG S.

NAUGHTIN TL. South African Manufacturing Firms: Exporting, Productivity and Firm-level Incentives. PhD, 2016. 166 pp. Promotor: RANKIN NA.

PATROBA H. Financial Frictions and Macro-Prudential Policy in Open Economies. PhD, 2016. 87 pp. Promotor: LIU G.

RIETVELD M. Problems of Plenty: Sovereign Wealth Funds as Institutions for Managing Resource Revenues in Africa. PhD, 2016. 340 pp. Promotor: DU PLESSIS SA.

ROSSOUW L. The assessment and improvement of the health status of vulnerable and low income individuals in South Africa: An analysis using quantitative and experimental methods. PhD, 2016. 254 pp. Promotor: BURGER R.

RUCH FU. Second-round effects on inflation and issues of underlying inflation. PhD, 2016. 154 pp. Promotor: DU PLESSIS SA.

SMITH AM. Healthcare reform priorities for South Africa: four essays on the financing, delivery and user acceptability of healthcare. PhD, 2016. 180 pp. Promotor: BURGER R.

VAN BROEKHUIZEN H. Graduate employability, returns to higher education and tertiary enrolment decisions in South Africa. PhD, 2016. 296 pp. Promotor: VAN DER BERG S.

VAN LILL DJ. Balance Sheet Policies and Financial Stability: Central Banking Reimagined. PhD, 2016. 316 pp. Promotor: DU PLESSIS SA.

WILLS G. Management and Union Effects in South African Schools. PhD, 2016. 185 pp. Promotor: VAN DER BERG S.

ZOCH A. Using new panel data-sets to explore labour markets and their role in social mobiliy. PhD, 2016. 104 pp. Promotor: BURGER RP.

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