Browsing Research Articles (Economics) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (Economics) by Issue Date

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  • Truu, M.L. (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 1997)
    At present, South Africa's economic system has no name and is under a cloud of confusion. This has been caused by the concurrence of two major political events: the collapse of the Soviet bloc and South Africa's changeover ...
  • De Wet, Geert Lampen, 1947-; Harmse, Chris (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 1997-06)
    This paper reviews conditions for sustainable economic growth and development, developed in previous publications and papers by the authors and based on the experience of successfully developing countries. It then analyses ...
  • Blignaut, James Nelson; Heymann, E.F. (Blackwell, 1998-06)
    Given its unique economic and social circumstances, South Africa is in desperate need of economic development. The main impetus for growth will have to come from the mining and industrial sectors, which will have to play ...
  • Van Heerden, J.H. (Jan Horn), 1957- (Blackwell, 1998-06)
    As ek 'n intreerede korrek verstaan, dan moet 'n mens die vraag beantwoord: waarmee behoort my vakgebied besig te wees? Die antwoord is voor die hand liggend: Maar wat is wetenskap, en wat is die ekonomiese wetenskap per ...
  • Joubert, C.S.; Schoeman, N.J. (Nicolaas Johannes); Blignaut, James Nelson (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 1999-03)
    South Africa as a developing country faces many socio-economic problems like high unemployment, low levels of working skills, poverty and rampant crime. In this paper it is argued that by targeting SMMEs both in general ...
  • Van Heerden, J.H. (Jan Horn), 1957-; Blignaut, James Nelson; Groenendijk, N.S. (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 1999-06)
    This paper explains fraud from an economic point of view, using traditional economic tools and reasoning. It is shown how a supply-of-fraud function can be defined and estimated for individuals, and subsequently aggregated ...
  • Harmse, Chris; Du Toit, Charlotte Barbara (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 1999-09)
    After the first democratic election in South Africa in April 1994, South Africa's financial markets became more exposed and vulnerable to international developments, vide the financial crisis of 1998. This vulnerability ...
  • Van Heerden, J.H. (Jan Horn), 1957-; Schoeman, N.J. (Nicolaas Johannes) (Bureau for Economic Research and the Graduate School of Business, University of Stellenbosch, 2000)
    This article focuses on the applicability of intergenerational accounting to contribute towards more effective fiscal policy for the correction of wealth imbalances in South Africa. Three scenarios are tested using a general ...
  • De Wet, Theuns J. (Bureau for Economic Research and the Graduate School of Business, University of Stellenbosch, 2000)
    Purchasing Power Parity is a very important equilibrium concept in macroeconomics. Although the concept of purchasing power parity equilibrium is widely used in the academic, public and business sector, the actual existence ...
  • 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 ...
  • Grote, M.; Schoeman, N.J. (Nicolaas Johannes); Truu, M.L.; Van Heerden, J.H. (Jan Horn), 1957-; Van Tonder, Jurie J. (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 2000-03)
    This paper is the joint product of a think tank, initiated in the public sector and extended to a group of academics. It may be seen as the executive summary of a rather voluminous report for internal use in the Department ...
  • De Wit, M.P. (Martinus Petrus); Blignaut, James Nelson (Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa, 2000-03)
    It is argued that the capital-theory approach (CTA) does not adequately account for all the different elements of sustainable development. To overcome this problem, this paper attempts to point out what a more integrated ...
  • Mollentze, Sandra (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 2000-06)
    Examines how the nature of monetary policy application has changed in South Africa. Considers the philosophical development of monetary policy and analyzes monetary policy according to the various phases through which it ...
  • Schoeman, N.J. (Nicolaas Johannes); Robinson, Z. Clausen; De Wet, Theuns J.; Robinson, Zurika (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 2000-06)
    This paper investigates the impact of fiscal policy on foreign direct investment (FDI) in South Africa during the past 30 years. Casual empirical analysis reveals a definite linkage between FDI flows and variables such as ...
  • Basdevant, Olivier; De Wet, Theuns J. (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 2000-09)
    The sustainability of debt is a crucial issue in developing and transitional economies. In this paper, it shows that a bubble in the real exchange rate could result in a sudden collapse in the sustainability of a country's ...
  • Harmse, Chris; Jordaan, Andre Cillie; Jordaan, Yolanda (University of Wisconsin Press in cooperation with the Institute for Media Analysis in South Africa (iMasa) and the Department of Journalism at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2001)
    For more than a decade the Big Mac index has served as a guide to the layman as to whether currencies are at their ‘correct’ exchange rate level. This article compares the postal rate of a standard letter in South Africa, ...
  • Pretorius, Elna; Du Toit, Charlotte Barbara (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 2001-03)
    The aim of this paper is to explain the determinants of the South African long-term interest rate. A market-related approach is followed which explains interest rate determination on the basis of the relationships between ...
  • Jordaan, Andre Cillie (Taylor & Francis, 2001-03)
    The world is currently engaged in a process of globalisation, as is reflected in the growth of world trade, unification of capital markets, internationalisation of production, distribution networks and the mega-revolution ...
  • Koekemoer, Reneé (Blackwell, 2001-03)
    Individuals frequently form expectation about the future level of prices e.g. when making consumption expenditure decisions and during wage bargaining. Expectations are formed conditional on economic agents' perceptions ...
  • 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 ...