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  • Aronson, James; Clewell, Andre F.; Blignaut, James Nelson; Milton, Sue J. (Suzanne Jane), 1952- (Elsevier, 2006-09)
    Ecological restoration is still perceived by many conservationists, and the majority of economists, as a diversion, a delusion, and – far worse – a waste of money. In this paper we point out that restoration is in fact ...
  • Moolman, Elna; Du Toit, Charlotte Barbara (Juta, 2005-03)
    A wealth of literature exists concerning the modelling of stock markets, as well as the examination of the relationship between share prices and various economic factors, both theoretically and empirically. However, most ...
  • Mudavanhu, Sheperd; Blignaut, James Nelson; Vink, N.; Crookes, D.J. (Douglas); Nkambule, Nonophile (African Association of Agricultural Economists, 2017-12)
    The invasive Prosopis spp. tree is one of the major causes of disturbance affecting the Orange River water management areas in the Northern Cape, South Africa. These disturbances affect natural capital, such as reducing ...
  • Van Heerden, J.H. (Jan Horn), 1957-; Blignaut, James Nelson; Bohlmann, Heinrich R.; Cartwright, Anton; Diederichs, Nicci; Mander, Myles (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2016)
    South Africa’s National Treasury released its Carbon Tax Policy Paper in May 2013. The paper proposed a R120/tCO2-equiv. levy on coal, gas and petroleum fuels. Here, we model the possible impacts of such a tax on the ...
  • Meyer, G.N.; Breitenbach, M.C. (Marthinus); Kekana, R.D. (Robert Dipitseng) (Blackwell, 2008-12)
    This paper investigates two alternative roads running parallel to one another; one being a double-carriageway national road that was tolled 4 years ago and the other being an inter-city single-carriageway road. The purpose ...
  • Ngqaka, Kaya (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 2001-06)
    This paper sets out to discuss the potential of tourism as a development instrument for underdeveloped economies. This is done by drawing on economic theory as well as evidence from the real world. While it is acknowledged ...
  • Mabugu, Ramos; Chitiga-Mabugu, Margaret; Amusa, Hammed (Juta, 2009-09)
    This paper assesses the economic effects of a hypothetical fuel levy imposed by South African provinces. The welfare effects of increasing the fuel levy by 10 per cent are negative but very small. Similarly, the marginal ...
  • Pretorius, Elna; Moolman, Elna (Elsevier, 2002)
    There is a wealth of literature on how integrated stock markets are, but very few studies attempts to determine why stock markets are integrated. However, it is arguably even more important to understand the driving forces ...
  • Chisadza, Carolyn; Bittencourt, Manoel (Elsevier, 2019-06)
    Previous empirical literature focuses on income per capita as a measure for economic development. Using Lipset's modernization hypothesis as our theoretical framework, we contend that this measure does not capture the ...
  • Mbete, Sithembile (South African Association for Public Administration and Management, 2016-09)
    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has transformed the South African political landscape since it was established in 2013. In the 2016 municipal election, the EFF won 8.2 percent of the national vote making it the ...
  • Ahmad, Mahyudin; Hall, Stephen G. (Elsevier, 2017-11)
    This paper extends the existing studies on institutions-growth nexus in two ways: firstly, it estimates a growth model that is spatially augmented to capture the countries’ dependence, and secondly it measures the countries’ ...
  • Schoeman, N.J. (Nicolaas Johannes) (South African Association for Public Administration and Management, 2002-11)
    The slowing growth throughout the world over the past number of quarters has been uncomfortable for advanced countries, but a real source of hardship to many developing countries and a real setback to the fight against ...
  • Koch, Steven F.; Schoeman, N.J. (Nicolaas Johannes); Van Tonder, Jurie J. (Blackwell, 2005-06)
    One tenet of taxation is its distorting effect on economic behaviour. Despite the economic inefficiencies resulting from taxation, it is widely believed that taxes impact minimally on the economy's growth rate. Evidence ...
  • Breitenbach, M.C. (Marthinus); Fenyes, T.I. (Tamas Imre); Meyer, Nicolaas G.; Louw, Daniel B. (Common Ground, 2008)
    The elephant population in the Kruger Trans-frontier Park is currently seen by many nature conservationists as beyond sustainable levels. Wild-life supporters are of the view that the elephant population should be sustained. ...
  • Oni, S.A.; Obi, Chikwelu Larry; Okone, A.; Thabede, D.; Jordaan, Andre Cillie (Blackwell, 2002-09)
    Although HIV/AIDS infection is a global problem, the epicentre of the disease lies in Africa. In fact, about 70 per cent of the global HIV/AIDS infected population can be found in sub-Saharan Africa (UNAIDS, 2000). ...
  • Meyer, Nicolaas G.; Breitenbach, M.C. (Marthinus); Fenyes, T.I. (Tamas Imre); Jooste, A. (Economic Society of South Africa, 2007-12)
    This paper quantifies the role of agriculture in the South African economy. This is done within the context of, inter alia, food security, agriculture’s contribution to gross domestic product (GDP), economic linkages ...
  • Fosu, Augustin Kwasi (Oxford University Press, 2018-01)
    Is Africa experiencing a growth ‘miracle’? Rodrik (2018) seems sceptical, and provides evidence based on modern growth theory to support the scepticism: the recent relatively impressive growth does not seem sustainable. ...
  • Brink, S.; Koekemoer, Reneé (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 2000-03)
    This paper attempts to capture the determination of the South African exchange rate in a theoretically plausible model with reliable forecasting ability. A sticky-price, Dornbusch-type monetary model of the rand/dollar ...
  • Bohlmann, Jessika Andreina; Bohlmann, Heinrich R.; Inglesi-Lotz, Roula; Van Heerden, J.H. (Jan Horn), 1957- (Elsevier, 2016-10)
    This paper investigates the role that the building of two new power stations, Medupi and Kusile, will play in facilitating future economic activity in South Africa. We use a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) ...
  • Kilimani, Nicholas; Van Heerden, J.H. (Jan Horn), 1957-; Bohlmann, Heinrich R.; Roos, Louise (Emerald, 2018)
    PURPOSE : The purpose of this paper is to investigate how a drought which initially affects agricultural productivity can ultimately affect an entire economy. The study aims to assess the magnitude of the impact as well ...